Catch you later... Roy
Hollywood lost one of the great's this week, as two time Oscar nominated actor Roy Scheider passed away on Sunday at the age of 75.
Scheider is without question most famous for his role as Chief Brody in the 1975 summer blockbuster Jaws, and for reprising his role as Brody in the sequel Jaws 2. However he is hailed at Bad Movie Knights for embracing one of our most cherished philosophies.... that of Guttenberg's Principle. Rather than dilute his credibility, Scheider bid farewell to the Jaws franchise after the second installment, and forever ingratiated himself in the hearts of the Bad Movie Knights. To view what Mr. Scheider saved himself from, check out our reviews of Jaws III, and Jaws : The Revenge.
After assisting at the helm of the Orca in Jaws, Scheider went on to pilot a fully armored, and weapons tricked helicopter in 1983's Blue Thunder, a year later he was needed to help command a Soviet - American spacecraft to Jupiter in the 2010 ( think in just two years we will be able to travel to Jupiter! Sweet!), and in 1993, in perhaps his greatest role ever, he commanded a super submarine in the television series Seaquest DSV. These are just a few of the many thespian works of art this great actor delivered unto us.
Regardless of the challenge, Scheider was their to meet it head on and act his way through it, and that is why we honor him. Roy Scheider, we at Bad Movie Knights salute you. You will be missed.
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