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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[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.
Steiger's "Chief Bill Gillespie" ("In the Heat of the Night") was exactly what Joni Mitchell wanted for spoken word on her track "Tax Free" on the 1985 album, "Dog Eat Dog." Mitchell hired Steiger to portray a bellowing "hawk-right militant" preacher whose ultra-right condemnations ("Rock and roll music!" "Cast down these dope fiends and their noisy bands! "Pot in their pockets!") are peppered ...
His chunky frame and serious-looking face