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). After being nominated several times before, in 2002 Denzel won an Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in the film Training Day in which he played a corrupt, drug-dealing cop. 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 turned down several similar roles, such as the chance to play Martin Luther King Jr., because he didn't want to risk being typecast by subject matter. 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). Malcolm X transformed Denzel's career, turning him overnight into one of Hollywood's most respected actors. Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 - August 28, 1978) was an English actor and writer. Denzel played one of his most critically acclaimed roles in 1992's Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee where his performance as the Black Nationalist leader earned him an Oscar nomination.

The Man in the Glass Booth (1969) ISBN 0140030115. In 1989 Denzel won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, after playing a defiant self-possessed slave in the film Glory. But Not Serious (1965) (novel). In 1987 he starred as South African anti-apartheid campaigner Steve Biko in Richard Attenborough's Cry Freedom. Situation Hopeless.. Washington turned down roles in several action films, in hopes for a more challenging role. The Flag. Elsewhere.

The Sun Doctor. His big break came when he starred in the popular TV hospital drama St. The Hiding Place. While filming this movie he met actress Pauletta Pearson, who he later married. General Marenkov. He landed his first film role in the 1975 TV movie Wilma. Avalanche Express (1979) ... His mother's reaction was to send him away to preparatory school, and then on to Fordham University, where he discovered acting and earned a degree in journalism.

Major Keith Mallory. When his parents split up, Denzel went through a rebellious stage, at the end of which several of his friends went to prison after getting into trouble. Force 10 From Navarone (1978) ... In his youth, Denzel was banned by his parents from watching movies. Romer Treece. He was born in Mount Vernon, New York, the son of a minister and a beauty-parlour owner. The Deep (1977) ... Denzel Washington (born 28 December 1954) is an African American, Oscar-winning actor.

Black Sunday (1977) .... Major David Kabokov. Carbon Copy (1981). Ned Lynch. A Soldier's Story (1984). Scarlet Buccaneer) (1976) ... Power (1986). Swashbuckler (a.k.a. Cry Freedom (1987).

Sheriff of Nottingham. For Queen and Country (1988). Robin and Marian (1976) ... The Mighty Quinn (1989). Charles/Earl Hodgson. Glory (1989). Diamond Shaft) (1975) ... Heart Condition (1990).

Diamonds (a.k.a. Mo' Better Blues (1990). Richard Gastmann. Mississippi Masala (1991). End of the Game, Murder on the Bridge, Deception, and Getting Away with Murder) (1975) ... Ricochet (1991). Der Richter und sein Henker (a.k.a. Malcolm X (1992) aka X.

Jaws (1975) .... Quint. Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Blue - Bernard Ryder. The Pelican Brief (1993). Mr. Philadelphia (1993). The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) ... Crimson Tide (1995).

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974) (uncredited) .... The Orale of All Knowledge. Virtuosity (1995). Doyle Lonnegan. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995). The Sting (1973) ... Courage Under Fire (1996). Steven Ledbetter. The Preacher's Wife (1996).

The Hireling (1973) ... Fallen (1998). Michael. He Got Game (1998). Labyrinth) (1973) ... The Siege (1998). A Reflection of Fear (a.k.a. The Bone Collector (1999).

Lord Randolph Churchill. The Hurricane (1999). Young Winston (1972) ... Remember the Titans (2000). The Priest. Training Day (2001). A Town Called Hell) (1971) ... John Q (2002).

A Town Called Bastard (a.k.a. Antwone Fisher (2002). MacConnachie. Out of Time (2003). Figures in a Landscape (1970) ... Man on Fire (2004). Francisco Pizarro. The Manchurian Candidate (2004).

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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