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Rod Steiger Overview:

Actor, Rod Steiger, was born Rodney Stephen Steiger on Apr 14, 1925 in Westhampton, NY. Steiger died at the age of 77 on Jul 9, 2002 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills) Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Rod Steiger was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Actor for In the Heat of the Night (as Police Chief Bill Gillespie) in 1967.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1954Best Supporting ActorOn the Waterfront (1954)Charles MalloyNominated
1965Best ActorThe Pawnbroker (1965)Sol NazermanNominated
1967Best ActorIn the Heat of the Night (1967)Police Chief Bill GillespieWon
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Blu-ray Review: and Claire Bloom in The Illustrated Man (1969)

By KC on Oct 25, 2017 From Classic Movies

The Illustrated Man (1960) is trilogy of terror-tinged sci-fi tales drawn from Ray Bradbury’s eighteen story anthology of the same name. stars as the titular tattooed drifter in a framing story with Robert Drivas and then-wife Claire Bloom, and in various roles in the stories which... Read full article


Seven Thieves (1960) with Edward G. Robinson and

By Orson De Welles on Jul 9, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! If you go to the IMDB page for the 1960 film Seven Thieves, you won?t see much in terms of commentary and reviews. There are less than twenty user review and only a few external reviews. So what gives? Is this schlock to be avoided? The answer- and those of you familiar with the film wil... Read full article


Seven Thieves (1960) with Edward G. Robinson and

By Orson De Welles on Jul 9, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! If you go to the IMDB page for the 1960 film Seven Thieves, you won?t see much in terms of commentary and reviews. There are less than twenty user review and only a few external reviews. So what gives? Is this schlock to be avoided? The answer- and those of you familiar with the film wil... Read full article


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Rod Steiger Quotes:

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Nick Benko: A man that gives away twenty-six thousand dollars you can't talk to. I wanna tell ya one more thing. I wouldn't give twenty-six cents for your future.


Nick Benko: The fight game today is like show business. There's no real fighters anymore, they're all actors. The best showman becomes the champ!


Carl: I know what you're thinking... the funny thing is, that usually women ask that question before men do. But the answer is Yes. I'm covered with pictures from the neck right down to the toes. Everywhere, and I mean everywhere.


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He had an operatic voice; however, he had no ear for keeping in the same key, rendering his singing voice almost useless.

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He was offered the title role in Patton (1970) but refused it, saying, "I'm not going to glorify war". The role was then given to George C. Scott, who won the Oscar for it. Steiger calls this refusal his "dumbest career move".

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