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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

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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:

Carl: [shouting at the lake] Now shut up now, come on now! Shut up! All you do is make noise in the world!
[speaking to Willie]
Carl: That's how you handle little things, see. You just yell at 'em and they just shut up like a clam. And that puts 'em in their proper place. Man I don't like little things. I don't like - bugs, and frogs, and spiders, and creepy crawly things that *zing* out at 'cha and bite 'cha when you're not lookin'. You know what a tick looks like?
Willie: Well, sure I seen ticks.
Carl: Yeah, well they're the worst because they find ya no matter where ya are, and they creep up ya and they suck your blood, see? Ooh they stink, those rotten things.


Destroyer Commander: You remember it. Remember every bit of it, 'cause we are on the eve of a day that people are going to talk about long after we are dead and gone.


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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Rod Steiger Facts
Steiger, who originated the role of "Marty" in the eponymous TV production "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse: Marty (#5.23)" (1953), said that he turned down the role in the 1955 movie production as the Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions contract would have bound him for years. Harold Hecht and Burt Lancaster, on their part, said that they did not want to cast Steiger as they felt the public would not go for the same actor that they had seen for free on TV.

Received the Gift of Life Award after tirelessly speaking out against the social stigma against mental disease, from which he suffered for many years.

Served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II.

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