Robert Shaw Overview:

Legendary actor, Robert Shaw, was born Robert Archibald Shaw on Aug 9, 1927 in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England. Shaw died at the age of 51 on Aug 28, 1978 in Tourmakeady, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland and was cremated and his ashes scattered near his home in Ireland.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Shaw was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1966Best Supporting ActorA Man for All Seasons (1966)King Henry VIIINominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Recording.

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Robert Shaw Quotes:

Col. Martin Hessler: Germans are still the best toy makers in the World!


[Grant has just explained SPECTRE's plot for Bond]
James Bond: That must have been a pretty sick collection of minds to dream up a plan like that.
Donald 'Red' Grant: Wish you could see the headlines, "British agent murders beautiful Russian spy, then commits suicide."
James Bond: Tell me, which lunatic asylum did they get you out of?
Donald 'Red' Grant: [angered] Don't make it tougher on yourself, Mr. Bond!
[Grant slaps Bond across the face]
Donald 'Red' Grant: My orders are to kill you and deliver the Lektor. How I do it is my business. It'll be slow and painful.


Gen. George Armstrong Custer: War isn't just killing, you know. It's a contest. It's a man against a man.
[indicates a Gatling gun]
Gen. George Armstrong Custer: That's a machine! Personal courage wouldn't count. Honor, duty, loyalty - everything a soldier lives by - would be wiped out. All you would have left is statistics. How many men would the machine murder today? One hundred? One thousand? Ten thousand? If this is the future, I don't want any part of it.


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