Roy Scheider dies (1932 – 2008)

Actor Roy Scheider passed away yesterday at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences hospital in Little Rock. Roy was battling multiple myeloma for the past two years. He was 75. The AP reports:

He was perhaps best known for his role as a small-town police chief in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 film “Jaws,” about a killer shark terrorizing beachgoers — as well as millions of moviegoers.
In 2005, one of Scheider’s most famous lines in the movie — “You’re gonna need a bigger boat” — was voted No. 35 on the American Film Institute’s list of best quotes from U.S. movies.

This was sad news to me because I freaking loved Jaws growing up. I mean, shit, I wanted to be Jaws. At least until my doctor told me I didn’t have a dorsal fin. Or gills. That was this morning actually. It was pretty embarrassing considering I’d just bitten him in the leg then tried to breast stroke away on the linoleum. Awkward.

For all you Jaws fan out there I included the hilarious parody/trailer mash-up “Must Love Jaws” after the jump. Rest in Peace, Roy.

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