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). Actress Aida Turturro is John Turturro's cousin. 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. Turturro was the producer, director and actor in Illuminata (1999). 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). This movie initiated a long-standing collaboration between the famous director and John Turturro. Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. Spike Lee liked Turturro's performance in Five Corners and cast him in Do the Right Thing, where he played the explosive racist Pino.

The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115. He repeated it the following year Off-Broadway and won an OBIE Award. But Not Serious (1965) (novel). John Turturro created the title role of John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at the Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center in 1983. Situation Hopeless.. He worked as an extra in Raging Bull (1980). The Flag. He completed his MFA at the Yale School of Drama.

The Sun Doctor. Turturro was born in Brooklyn, New York. The Hiding Place. He appeared in more than sixty movies. Turturro is also known for his capability of changing his demeanour and physique. General Marenkov. John Turturro (born February 28, 1957) is an American actor noted for his performances in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Color of Money (1986), Five Corners (1987), Do the Right Thing (1989), and Men of Respect (1991). Avalanche Express (1979) ... To Live and Die in L.A., 1985, as Carl Cody.

Major Keith Mallory. The Color of Money, 1986, as Julian. Force 10 From Navarone (1978) ... Five Corners, 1987, as Heinz Sabantino. Romer Treece. Do the Right Thing, 1989, as Pino. The Deep (1977) ... Miller's Crossing, 1990, as Bernie Bernbaum.

Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov. Men of Respect, 1991, as Mike Battaglia. Ned Lynch. Jungle Fever, 1991, as Paulie Carbone. Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) ... Barton Fink, 1991 as Barton Fink. Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Fearless, 1993, as Bill Pearlman.

Sheriff of Nottingham. Quiz Show, 1994, as Herb Stempel. Robin and Marian (1976) ... The Big Lebowski, 1998, as Jesus Quintana. Charles/Earl Hodgson. O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2000, as Pete. Diamond Shaft) (1975) ... The Luzhin Defence, 2001, as Alexander Luzhin.

Diamonds (a.k.a. Collateral Damage, 2002, Armstrong. Richard Gastmann. Deeds, 2002, as Emilio. End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) ... Mr. Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. Secret Window, 2004, as John Shooter.

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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