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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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:

Willie: Is - Is that what you mean by skin illustrations? Tattoos?
Carl: They're not tattoos, they're skin illustrations! Don't you ever call them tattoos!


Carl: She had lived in the past, and she had lived in the future, and she put it all on me.


[last lines]
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.


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Rod Steiger Facts
Shortly before his death, Steiger had undergone surgery for a (presumably malignant) gall bladder tumor.

He's always said that the favorite of all his films was The Pawnbroker (1964).

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.

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