Won 1 Oscar.
Another 24 wins & 13 nominations.
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1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
6 Interviews |
5 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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My career has been 65% virgin and 35% whore. I've refused roles many times because I'd have to lose my integrity, my dreams of doing something worthwhile with regard to character. That's the virgin part of me.
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