1 Biographical Movie |
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
6 Interviews |
5 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
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[on winning the Best Actor Oscar for In the Heat of the Night
(1967)] I wanted to win it. It's important. It gives you greater latitude in the business and that means bigger and better parts. And I need that. I'm only 42. Paul Newman
is 43, [Marlon Brando
] is 43, but I look like their father.
Was not the first choice to play the role of Sheriff Bill 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 role 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 ...
His chunky frame and serious-looking face