Robert Shaw

This article discusses the actor Robert Shaw. For the individual who is a musical conductor, see Robert Shaw (conductor); for the U.S. Civil War commander, see Robert Gould Shaw.

Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. His best-known film performances include Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966) Doyle Lonegan in The Sting (1973) and Quint in Jaws (1975).

He was an accomplished writer as well as a respected actor, adapting his own novel The Man in the Glass Booth for the stage but asking for his credit to be removed from the filmed version.

He played "the Priest" in the beautifully named A Town Called Bastard (1971).


Films

  • The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) (uncredited) .... Chemist at Police Exhibition.
  • Operation Secret (1952) (uncredited) .... Jacques
  • The Dam Busters (1954) .... Flight Sgt. J. Pulford
  • A Hill in Korea (a.k.a. Hell in Korea) (1956) .... LCpl. Hodge
  • Double Cross (1956)
  • Man from Tangier (a.k.a. Thunder Over Tangier) (1957) .... Johnny
  • Sea Fury (1958) .... Gorman
  • Libel (1959) .... Newspaper Photographer
  • The Winter's Tale (TV movie) (1961) .... Leontes
  • The Valiant (1962) .... Lieutenant Field
  • The Caretaker (in USA) a.k.a. The Guest (1963) .... Aston
  • From Russia with Love (1963) .... Donald 'Red' Grant
  • The Cracksman (1963) .... Moke
  • The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964) .... Ginger Coffey
  • Carol for Another Chrismas (TV movie) (1964) .... Ghost of Christmas Future
  • Tomorrow at Ten (1964) .... Marlowe
  • Hamlet (1964) (TV movie) .... Claudius, King of Denmark
  • Battle of the Bulge (1965) .... Col. Martin Hessler
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966) .... King Henry VIII
  • Custer of the West (1967) .... Gen. George Armstrong Custer
  • The Birthday Party (1968) .... Stanley Webber
  • Battle of Britain (1969) .... Squadron Leader Skipper
  • The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) .... Francisco Pizarro
  • Figures in a Landscape (1970) .... MacConnachie
  • A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. A Town Called Hell) (1971) .... The Priest
  • Young Winston (1972) .... Lord Randolph Churchill
  • A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a. Labyrinth) (1973) .... Michael
  • The Hireling (1973) .... Steven Ledbetter
  • The Sting (1973) .... Doyle Lonnegan
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge
  • The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) .... Mr. Blue - Bernard Ryder
  • Jaws (1975) .... Quint
  • Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) .... Richard Gastmann
  • Diamonds (a.k.a. Diamond Shaft) (1975) .... Charles/Earl Hodgson
  • Robin and Marian (1976) .... Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) .... Ned Lynch
  • Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov
  • The Deep (1977) .... Romer Treece
  • Force 10 From Navarone (1978) .... Major Keith Mallory
  • Avalanche Express (1979) .... General Marenkov
Based on information from The Internet Movie Database (http://www.imdb.com/)

Books

  • The Hiding Place
  • The Sun Doctor
  • The Flag
  • Situation Hopeless... But Not Serious (1965) (novel)
  • The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115

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He played "the Priest" in the beautifully named A Town Called Bastard (1971). Lists of Van Damme quotes are compiled and available on the WWW. He was an accomplished writer as well as a respected actor, adapting his own novel The Man in the Glass Booth for the stage but asking for his credit to be removed from the filmed version. He is especially well-known for his usage of the word aware (in English). His best-known film performances include Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons (1966) Doyle Lonegan in The Sting (1973) and Quint in Jaws (1975). In the French-speaking world, Jean-Claude Van Damme is well-known for the picturesque aphorisms that he delivers on a wide range of topics (personal well-being, ecology, etc.) in a strange mixture of French and English. Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. Chuck Zito floored Van Damme with two punches.

The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115. In 1998, Van Damme and actor Chuck Zito engaged in a fistfight at a New York city bar. But Not Serious (1965) (novel). He has been married five times, including two marriages with his current wife Gladys Portugues. Situation Hopeless.. He has had troubles with cocaine and is also reported to have experienced bipolar disorder. The Flag. Van Damme has won a number of European karate championships.

The Sun Doctor. His movies have earned over US$650 million worldwide, earning him a place in the action movie world along with others like Steven Seagal and Chuck Norris. The Hiding Place. By the end of the 1990s his high-profile career had faded but he continues to star in smaller, often direct-to-video, films. General Marenkov. In most of his movies, he plays a prize fighter, policeman, or soldier. Avalanche Express (1979) ... Notable films include Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), and Timecop (1994).

Major Keith Mallory. Van Damme worked his way up to Hollywood mainstream in the 1990s, often working with acclaimed foreign directors. Force 10 From Navarone (1978) ... Van Damme's appearance in Bloodsport earned him a nomination as "Worst New Star" in the 1988 Golden Raspberry Awards (he lost). Romer Treece. Van Damme claims he intentionally got fired so he could move on to other films. The Deep (1977) ... How he left the picture is disputed: some say he quit, others say he was replaced when the character was revised.

Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov. Wearing a heavy costume in the jungle was rough and Van Damme was unhappy with his role. Ned Lynch. He was scheduled to play the part of the camouflaged monster in Predator. Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) ... His first major role came in 1985, when he played Ivan Krushensky in No Retreat, No Surrender. Swashbuckler (a.k.a. His Belgian background gave rise to the nickname "Muscles from Brussels".

Sheriff of Nottingham. Jean Claude Van Damme (born October 18, 1960), born Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, is a Belgian-born action movie actor who's most known for martial arts films. Robin and Marian (1976) ... Charles/Earl Hodgson. Diamond Shaft) (1975) ...

Diamonds (a.k.a. Richard Gastmann. End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) ... Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a.

Jaws (1975) .... Quint. Blue - Bernard Ryder. Mr. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) ...

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge. Doyle Lonnegan. The Sting (1973) ... Steven Ledbetter.

The Hireling (1973) ... Michael. Labyrinth) (1973) ... A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a.

Lord Randolph Churchill. Young Winston (1972) ... The Priest. A Town Called Hell) (1971) ...

A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. MacConnachie. Figures in a Landscape (1970) ... Francisco Pizarro.

The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) ... Squadron Leader Skipper. Battle of Britain (1969) ... Stanley Webber.

The Birthday Party (1968) ... George Armstrong Custer. Gen. Custer of the West (1967) ...

King Henry VIII. A Man for All Seasons (1966) ... Martin Hessler. Col.

Battle of the Bulge (1965) ... Claudius, King of Denmark. Hamlet (1964) (TV movie) ... Marlowe.

Tomorrow at Ten (1964) ... Ghost of Christmas Future. Carol for Another Chrismas (TV movie) (1964) ... Ginger Coffey.

The Luck of Ginger Coffey (1964) ... Moke. The Cracksman (1963) ... Donald 'Red' Grant.

From Russia with Love (1963) ... Aston. The Guest (1963) ... The Caretaker (in USA) a.k.a.

The Valiant (1962) .... Lieutenant Field. Leontes. The Winter's Tale (TV movie) (1961) ... Newspaper Photographer.

Libel (1959) ... Gorman. Sea Fury (1958) ... Johnny.

Thunder Over Tangier) (1957) ... Man from Tangier (a.k.a. Double Cross (1956). Hodge.

LCpl. Hell in Korea) (1956) ... A Hill in Korea (a.k.a. Pulford.

J. Flight Sgt. The Dam Busters (1954) ... Jacques.

Operation Secret (1952) (uncredited) ... Chemist at Police Exhibition. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) (uncredited) ...

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