When I think of Roy Scheider, the first image that comes to mind is of his character in “Jaws,” police chief Martin Brody, a cigarette dangling from his bottom lip, as he comes face to face with the shark.
The second image that comes to mind is of Scheider as Officer Frank Murphy, piloting the LAPD’s tactical helicopter known as “Blue Thunder.”
Sadly, Quint at Aint It Cool News shares the news that Scheider passed away this weekend at the age of 75.
The New Jersey born actor also had memorable performances in “Klute,” “The French Connection,” “Marathon Man,” Cronenberg’s adaptation of “Naked Lunch,” and the television series “SeaQuest DSV.”
…more at the New York Times…