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5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I like watching Charles Chaplin, Harry Baur, Spencer Tracy, Paul Muni. I like to watch any good actor. When I'm depressed, I'll look around for a bad film, like the old films with chariot races and pulling down the temples and that. I find them very relaxing, like reading a comic book.
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...
His chunky frame and serious-looking face