This is a farewell to Roy Scheider, the famous actor has died this sunday at the age of 75. If you are wondering why this blog about sea and water should publish something about him you shouldn't forget that he will always be remembered as Martin Brody, the unforgettable sheriff that fought against the shark in "Jaws". This 1975 movie by Steven Spielberg has been probably the one that most of all had brought the sea in the immagination of the spectators, frightening millions of people (me included) across more than 30 years ("Jaws" was the first movie to earn $100 million at the box office). Apart from "Jaws", Roy Scheider acted in more than 60 movies and earned two Academy Award nominations — a best-supporting nod for 1971's "The French Connection" in which he played the police partner of Oscar winner Gene Hackman, and a best-actor nomination for 1979's "All That Jazz," the semi-autobiographical Bob Fosse film.
One of Scheider's most famous lines as the Sheriff Martin Brody - "You're gonna need a bigger boat" — was voted No. 35 on the American Film Institute's list of best quotes from U.S. movies.
Roy Scheider into the shoes of Martin Brody, the unforgettable sheriff of Amity that fought and finally killed the monstrous shark of "Jaws"
The poster of "Jaws"
Two images from the final scene of Jaws, when Martin Brody makes the shark explode. Terrific!
"Jaws" a part from being the first blockbuster of Hollywood history should also been remembered for being a movie technologically very advanced, for the special effects and for the underwater shooting as you can see in the following pictures:
A very young and unrecognizable Steven Spielberg directing wirh a diving suit!
Steven Spielberg and crew
And Finally i couldn't omit the 1975 original trailer:
All the pictures are © Universal Pictures - All Rights Reserved