Roy Scheider, 1932-2008

roy4.jpg Roy Scheider, star of Jaws two-time academy award nominee and utterer of the 35th most famous line in the history of American film ("You're going to need a bigger boat"), has died. This makes me sad.

Everyone remembers Scheider as Chief Martin Brody, small town policeman and battler of rogue great white sharks. But the guy had an incredible workhorse career, and he should be recognized for the whole deal. Personally, I will always remember him as Captain Bridger on SeaQuest D.S.V, the greatest weirdo sci-fi submarine tv series of the mid 1990s. It's not hard to act next to a talking dolphin, but he made it all work.