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Roy Scheider, RIP

A very sad passing: Roy Scheider, 75, died yesterday after many years of illness.

"Jaws" remains one of my favorite movies of all time, and a lot of that had to do with Roy Scheider's performance. One of his lines from that movie, "You're gonna need a bigger boat," was voted #35 in the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Quotes," surveying some of the best movie lines of all time.

I loved Scheider in so many other movies too, including "All that Jazz."

RIP

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Not only a great actor, but an underrated actor. It's hard to articulate how good he was in Jaws, and I'm glad you mentioned All That Jazz -- he's brilliant in that. Just brilliant. RIP.

Saw it recently, again, and ... agreed!