Monday, February 11, 2008

I think we're going to need a bigger Obit.


Roy Scheider died today.
I loved that guy.
He was delicious as über-gantsta in my guilty-pleasure movie Romeo Is Bleeding. He looked a lot like Eric Roberts, don't you think? I guess that means he looks like Julia Roberts. He was great in Erin Brokovich.

Happy Trails, Roy!

8 comments:

DBA Dude said...

Shame that he has gone but we still have his films to remember him. Here is the BBC obit.

DirtCrashr said...

Aw crap, he WAS Bob Fosse in "All That Jazz," ~~ It's Showtime!!

HollyB said...

Roy was in ErinB? I don't remember that...
Jazz was my personal fav...and the EVIL Russian he played on 3rd Watch for a brief time. THAT was so cool to watch him chew the scenery. 2010, the sequel to 2001 wasn't so bad either. And you just know the Cable channels are lining up Roy film fests even as we speak! Yummy!!!
I'm just bummed he was as close as Little Rock and we didn't make a road trip to see him and pass along some positive, healing energy.
Shi+, now I sound like some new age goober, don't I? But DAHM, I'm gonna miss his presence on the planet. He was ONLY 75 and that' YOUNG for this day and the technology we have, really, idn't?

~Fathairybastard~ said...

He was great in everything he did. Loved him as the brother in Marathon Man.

Myron said...

Was he good as Murphy in Blue Thunder or what?

[Murphy and Lymangood are on patrol]
Lymangood: All those people. What do you suppose they're all doing down there?
Frank Murphy: Well, according to the latest statistics, about 1 million, 775 thousand of them are... getting it on!
Lymangood: That many, eh!
Frank Murphy: The rest are waiting for 'Laverne and Shirley'!

Christina LMT said...

Wow, I feel like a total 'tard.

It took me this long to finally "get" the title to this post. How embarrassing.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Oh damn, Blue Thunder was cool! I'd forgotten all about that one. You never see that one. Kinda prophetic too, with all the vids out there showing cops in choppers recording people having sex in their cars and shit. Boys with toys.

HollyB said...

I went back and re-read your post and GOT the comment 'bout ErinB and Julia and now my earlier comment sounds Like I'm a total dork!

I too had forgotten abot Blue Thunder, guess I'm also the FNG!