Appeared in "Moby Dick--Rehearsal" at the Ethel Barrymore Theater on Broadway.
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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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You get the Oscar and you get better scripts, better actors and better directors to work for and of course your salary goes up until you make your first mistake and then you have to start from the beginning again.
Was not the first choice to play the role of Sheriff Gillespie in the 1967 Best Picture Academy Award-winner In the Heat of the Night
(1967), for which Steiger won the Best Actor Oscar. The part was first offered to George C. Scott
, who accepted, according to producer Walter Mirisch
's memoir "I Thought We Were Making Movies, Not History." Scott backed out when his wife Colleen Dewhurst wanted him...
Full-bodied, somewhat bombastic acting style