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Sorcerer Director William Friedkin Files Suit Against Studios

13th April 2012

Oscar-winning director William Friedkin has filed a lawsuit over the ownership of his Roy Scheider film Sorcerer.The Exorcist filmmaker has allegedly been banned from screening the 1977 thriller by Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios executives,...

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Director Races To Complete Scheider's Last Film

1st December 2009

Moviemaker JOSHUA NEWTON is racing to complete the film that has become JAWS star ROY SCHEIDER's final project, so the actor can be considered for a posthumous Best Actor Oscar.Scheider was twice nominated for an...

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Scheider To Finish Iron Cross Movie?

13th May 2008

Late actor ROY SCHEIDER will appear on the silver screen for the final time in upcoming movie IRON CROSS - three months after his death (10Feb08). The actor, who was best known for playing police...

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Obama Campaign Collects Donation From Dead Scheider

23rd April 2008

JAWS actor ROY SCHEIDER has continued to pay his monthly donation of $50 (GBP25) to U.S. presidential candidate BARACK OBAMA's election campaign - despite dying in February this year (08). The star passed away on...

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Spielberg Donates Cash To Late Jaws Star's Fund

30th March 2008

STEVEN SPIELBERG has donated $50,000 (GBP25,000) to a fund established in his JAWS star ROY SCHEIDER's name. The moviemaker has handed over the cash to the Stella Adler Studios in New York, where the late...

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Roy Scheider Dies

11th February 2008

JAWS star ROY SCHEIDER has died. He was 75. The actor was best known for playing police chief Martin Brody in Steven Spielberg's famous 1975 shark thriller and its sequel three years later. Scheider also...

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Roy Scheider Dies

11th February 2008

JAWS star ROY SCHEIDER has died at the age of 75. The actor was best known for playing police chief Martin Brody in Steven Spielberg's famous 1975 shark thriller and its sequel three years later....

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Scheider Sells His New York Home To Billy Joel

5th June 2007

Actor ROY SCHEIDER has expressed delight his New York residence is to be transformed into a musical haven - BILLY JOEL is buying it for approximately $18.75 million (GBP9.38 million). The Jaws star is already...

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Jaws Actor Fears For Ocean Home

26th April 2006

JAWS star ROY SCHEIDER has put his Suffolk County, New York beachfront home up for sale - before it gets swallowed up by the ocean. The New Jersey-born actor and his neighbours were recently forced...

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Red Light Runners Runs Into Budget Problems

6th November 2003

A new British film starring MICHAEL MADSEN, PETER O'TOOLE, HARVEY KEITEL and ROY SCHEIDER is on the verge of collapse because producers have run out of money. RED LIGHT RUNNERS started shooting in London...

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French Director Deray Dies

11th August 2003

Cult French movie maker JACQUES DERAY has died at his home outside Paris of an unspecified illness. Deary, who was 74, was often called the French ALFRED HITCHCOCK for his masterful use of...

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Scheider Misses Real Life Jaws

4th July 2003

JAWS star ROY SCHEIDER was nowhere to be seen when a real life shark appeared outside his beach side house. The heroic star's neighbour in Sagaponack, near New York, ANNA KLEBNIKOV BRINSMADE, spotted the...

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Patti.s Peace Rally Marred By Trouble

24th March 2003

A peaceful New York anti-war protest led by outspoken punk star PATTI SMITH was marred by controversy on Thursday (20MAR03) after 91 people were arrested. JAWS star ROY SCHEIDER also took part in the...

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