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). Amy Stiller, Ben's older sister, is also an actor. 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. Ben and Christine have one daughter, Ella Olivia, born April 10, 2002. 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 May 2002, he married actress Christine Taylor, whom he met while filming a never-broadcast television pilot for Fox called Heat Vision and Jack, starring Jack Black. Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. During much of the 1990s, he was involved with actress Jeanne Tripplehorn.

The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115. This is generally considered to be artistic license. But Not Serious (1965) (novel). In the parody self-help book they co-authored, Feel This Book, he and frequent co-star Janeane Garofalo claimed they briefly dated. Situation Hopeless.. His directorial effort, 2001's Zoolander was well-received, showing he could be a bankable star both behind the camera as well as in front of it. The Flag. Stiller directed both Reality Bites and The Cable Guy, to generally mixed reviews.

The Sun Doctor. The show also starred (and launched the careers of) his frequent collaborators Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo, and Bob Odenkirk. The Hiding Place. The show lasted 12 episodes, but is considered by many to be one of the finest (if briefest) sketch comedy vehicles on television. General Marenkov. He went on to host and perform in a self-titled comedy sketch show on MTV and then The Ben Stiller Show on the Fox Network in 1992. Avalanche Express (1979) ... Stiller wrote and appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer in 1990.

Major Keith Mallory. He was born in New York, New York on November 30, 1965 and raised with frequent visits from his family's Hollywood friends. Force 10 From Navarone (1978) ... Stiller is son of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, who are both veteran comedians and actors. Romer Treece. He is possibly best known for his roles in the films Meet the Parents and There's Something About Mary. The Deep (1977) ... Ben Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American comedian, actor, and film director.

Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov. Hot Pursuit (1987). Ned Lynch. Empire of the Sun (1987). Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) ... Fresh Horses (1988). Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Next of Kin (1989).

Sheriff of Nottingham. Elvis Stories (1989). Robin and Marian (1976) ... That's Adequate (1990). Charles/Earl Hodgson. Stella (1990). Diamond Shaft) (1975) ... Highway to Hell (1992).

Diamonds (a.k.a. The Nutt House (1992, uncredited). Richard Gastmann. Reality Bites (1994). End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) ... Heavyweights (1995). Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. Happy Gilmore (1996).

Jaws (1975) .... Quint. If Lucy Fell (1996). Blue - Bernard Ryder. Flirting with Disaster (1996). Mr. The Cable Guy (1996). The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) ... Zero Effect (1998).

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge. There's Something About Mary (1998). Doyle Lonnegan. Your Friends & Neighbors (1998). The Sting (1973) ... Permanent Midnight (1998). Steven Ledbetter. Nobody Knows Anything (1998).

The Hireling (1973) ... The Suburbans (1999). Michael. Mystery Men (1999). Labyrinth) (1973) ... Black and White (1999). A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a. The Independent (2000).

Lord Randolph Churchill. Keeping the Faith (2000). Young Winston (1972) ... Meet the Parents (2000). The Priest. Zoolander (2001). A Town Called Hell) (1971) ... The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. Orange County (2002, uncredited). MacConnachie. Liberty's Kids, TV Series (2002, voice). Figures in a Landscape (1970) ... Legend of the Lost Tribe, TV (2002, voice). Francisco Pizarro. Duplex (2003).

The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1969) ... Nobody Knows Anything (2003). Squadron Leader Skipper. Along Came Polly (2004). Battle of Britain (1969) ... Envy (2004). Stanley Webber. Starsky & Hutch (2004).

The Birthday Party (1968) ... Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004). George Armstrong Custer. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). Gen. Meet the Fockers (2004). Custer of the West (1967) ... Madagascar (2005, voice).

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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