About this star

  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 10 Apr 1997
  • Address:
    7084 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 637th
    Monthly Average: 712th
  • Notes: On Marshfield Way as it merges into Hollywood Blvd

Rod Steiger

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Previous star: Cicely Tyson


Rod Steiger in The Unholy Wife (1957)

Source: Wikipedia

Rodney Stephen Steiger (April 14, 1925 July 9, 2002) was an American actor, noted for his portrayal of offbeat, often volatile and crazed characters. Cited as "one of Hollywood's most charismatic and dynamic stars,"1 he is closely associated with the art of method acting, embodying the characters he played, which at times led to clashes with directors and co-stars. He starred as Marlon Brando's mobster brother Charley in On the Waterfront (1954), the title character Sol Nazerman in The Pawnbroker (1964), and as police chief Bill Gillespie opposite Sidney Poitier in the film In the Heat of the Night (1967) which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Read more about Rod Steiger at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Longtime film critic and former Times columnist Jack Mathews dies at 80
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-05-14 23:49:57
Matthews had an endless supply of stories about rubbing elbows with film luminaries, from playing golf with Clint Eastwood to singing with Rod Steiger in a restaurant in Mexico

Oscar-winning director Norman Jewison talks working with Steve McQueen and Jonathan Winters
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-02-07 18:20:00
It’s hard to think of a movie career more far-flung than that of Norman Jewison. Jewison directed the Civil Rights-era mystery “In the Heat of the Night,” which won Oscars for best picture and lead actor, for Rod Steiger. He got Steve McQueen to wear a suit in “The Thomas ...

Variety, 2017-05-16 19:16:03
Russian actor Oleg Vidov, who appeared in more than 50 films including 1967’s “Hagbard and Signe” (“The Red Mantle”), has died. He was 73. The veteran performer died on Monday in Westlake Village, Calif. from cancer-related complications, according to an official release. Vidov’s film credits include “Battle of Neretva,” “Waterloo,” ...

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