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Was not the first choice to play the role of Sheriff Bill Gillespie in the 1967 Best Picture Academy Award-winner In the Heat of the Night (1967), for which Steiger won the Best Actor Oscar. The role was first offered to George C. Scott, who ...
When you lose your curiosity, you're dead. I don't care if you live to be 117. You're dead.
Full-bodied, somewhat bombastic acting style
Rodney Stephan Steiger
Westhampton, New York, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
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