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). His book titles to date (7 fiction, 9 nonfiction) include:. 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. Stein is also a pro-life activist and was given a Pro-Life Award in 2003 by the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund. 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). Stein has also written for numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine and Barron's Magazine, where his discussion of the Michael Milken Drexel Burnham Lambert junk bond situation as well as the ethical dimensions of management buyouts attracted heavy US national attention in the 1980s and '90s. Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. He writes a regular column in the conservative magazine The American Spectator.

The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115. A prodigious writer, Stein has written books on several topics including economics, and is a vocal supporter of the Republican Party. But Not Serious (1965) (novel). His efforts at film and television screenwriting have largely been for naught, though he is notable for his script Murder in Mississippi and contributed to the creation of the well-liked TV comedy Fernwood 2-Night, among other works. Situation Hopeless.. He regularly denies being Deep Throat. The Flag. Stein began his career as a speechwriter and lawyer for United States President Richard Nixon, and later for President Gerald Ford.

The Sun Doctor. Despite having appeared in many "Hollywood" movies, he is a noted critic of many attitudes found among film studio leaders, but not of the "rank and file" of the film industry itself. The Hiding Place. The show won seven Emmy awards before ending its run in 2003. General Marenkov. True to its name, the money that contestants won on the show was subtracted from the $5000 Ben earned (in addition to his salary). Avalanche Express (1979) ... In 1997 Stein was given his own game show by Comedy Central titled Win Ben Stein's Money.

Major Keith Mallory. Among his voice roles are The Pixies on the hit animated series The Fairly OddParents. Force 10 From Navarone (1978) ... He remains an active law professor at its Malibu campus, having joined Pepperdine's faculty in the mid-1980s. Romer Treece. At Pepperdine University in Southern California, Stein taught libel law and securities law and its ethical aspects. The Deep (1977) ... Additionally, he also held classes on political and civil rights from the United States Constitution at UCSC.

Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov. His first teaching stint was as an adjunct professor, teaching political and social content of mass culture at American University in Washington, D.C, and then at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Ned Lynch. before becoming a trial lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) ... He was first a poverty lawyer in New Haven, Connecticut and Washington, D.C. Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Ironically, his deadpan monotone deliveries were a new and fresh answer to the typical overly excited commercial personalities, and made the commercials different and memorable.

Sheriff of Nottingham. He played himself in Dave. He also did a series of commercials for Clear Eyes. Robin and Marian (1976) ... Stein excelled at playing these bland and unemotional characters, and was subsequently typecast into many roles, mainly as a nerd. Charles/Earl Hodgson. Stein's film career received a boost from his famous role as the colorless and boring economics teacher in the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Diamond Shaft) (1975) ... He then moved into acting.

Diamonds (a.k.a. Stein eventually became a Hollywood consultant, helping liberal writers portray a conservative family on television. Richard Gastmann. He lives part time in Malibu, California in a house with a Pacific Ocean view while teaching at Pepperdine University. End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) ... He was previously a San Fernando Valley resident of Los Angeles, California. Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. Stein currently resides with his wife and son in Beverly Hills, California.

Jaws (1975) .... Quint. He graduated with honors in 1966, and then enrolled in Yale University Law School, graduating as the class valedictorian in 1970. Blue - Bernard Ryder. After graduating from Montgomery Blair High School, Stein attended Columbia University in New York City, where he majored in economics. Mr. His early years were spent growing up in a heavily Democrat neighborhood in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) ... He is the son of Herbert Stein.

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge. Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944, in Washington, D.C.,) is an American attorney, former game show host, actor, screenwriter, former political speechwriter, law professor, economist, author, columnist, as well as a commercial personality. Doyle Lonnegan. Ben Stein biography (http://www.benstein.com/bio.html). The Sting (1973) ... Can America Survive? The Rage of the Left, the Truth, and What to Do About It (2004) ISBN 1401903339. Steven Ledbetter. How to Ruin Your Financial Life (2004) ISBN 1401902413.

The Hireling (1973) ... How to Ruin Your Love Life (2003) ISBN 1401902405. Michael. A License to Steal: the Untold Story of Michael Milken and the Conspiracy to Bilk the Nation (1992). Labyrinth) (1973) ... Hollywood Days, Hollywood Nights: the Diary of a Mad Screenwriter (1988). A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a. Financial Passages (1985).

Lord Randolph Churchill. Ludes (1982). Young Winston (1972) ... The View from Sunset Boulevard: America as brought to you by the people who make television (1979). The Priest. DREEMZ (1978). 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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