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Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger
  • Career: Actor
  • Top celebrities: 747
  • BirthDate: 1925, 14 of April , Westhampton, New York, USA
  • Spouse: Joan Benedict (10 October 2000 - 9 July 2002) (his death), Paula Ellis (3 February 1986 - October 1997) (divorced) 1 child, Sherry Nelson (21 April 1973 - 22 January 1980) (divorced), Claire Bloom (20 September 1959 - 10 June 1969) (divorced) 1 child, Sally Gracie (1952 - January 1959) (divorced)
  • Zodiac sign: Aries
  • Facts of life

    Rod Steiger

     

    Rodney Stephen Steiger also known as Rod Steiger was an American actor who was born on April 14, 1925. He is best known for his contribution to the film industry with films like The Harder They Fall, In the Heat of the Night, Waterloo, etc. He has also starred in a few television programs such as Jesus of Nazareth and Marty. He was married five times and has two children. He was married to Joan Benedict before he passed away on July 9, 2002.

    He grew up with an alcoholic mother and eloped from his home at the age of 16 in order to join the United States Navy. He died because he had been suffering from pneumonia and also there were complications from a surgery he had had for a gall bladder tumor. Saving Shiloh was a film that released in 2006 and was dedicated to the memory of Rod Steiger. 

  • Awards: Won Oscar - 1968 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role for:In the Heat of the Night (1967)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1966 for "Best Actor in a Leading Role for:The Pawnbroker (1964)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1955 for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role for:On the Waterfront (1954)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 2002 for "Posthumously."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1968 for "Best Foreign Actor for:In the Heat of the Night (1967)."
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1967 for "Best Foreign Actor for:The Pawnbroker (1964)."
    Won Silver Berlin Bear - 1964 for "Best Actor for:The Pawnbroker (1964)."
    Won Maverick Tribute Award - 1999 for ""
    Won David - 1969 for "Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero) for:The Sergeant (1968)."
    Nominated Emmy - 1964 for "Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for:"Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre" (1963). (NBC). For playing "Mike Kirsch". For episode "A Slow Fade to Black"."
    Nominated Emmy - 1959 for "Best Single Performance by an Actor for:"Playhouse 90" (1956). (CBS). For playing "Harvey Denton". For episode "A Town Has Turned to Dust"."
    Nominated Gemini - 1996 for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for:Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995) (TV)."
    Nominated Genie - 1981 for "Best Performance by a Foreign Actor for:The Lucky Star (1980)."
    Nominated Genie - 1980 for "Best Performance by a Foreign Actor for:Klondike Fever (1980)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1968 for "Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama for:In the Heat of the Night (1967)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1966 for "Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama for:The Pawnbroker (1964)."
    Won KCFCC Award - 1968 for "Best Actor for:In the Heat of the Night (1967). Tied with Paul Scofield for A Man for All Seasons (1966)."
    Won Life Achievement Award - 1998 for ""
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1970 for "Male Star 14th place."
    Won Golden Laurel - 1968 for "Male Dramatic Performance for:In the Heat of the Night (1967)."
    3rd place Golden Laurel - 1966 for "Dramatic Performance, Male for:The Pawnbroker (1964)."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1959 for "Top Male Dramatic Performance for:Al Capone (1959). 5th place."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 2002 for ""
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 2002 for ""
    Won Career Exellence Award - 1997 for "For exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art."
    Won Best Actor - 1981 for "for:The Chosen (1981)."
    Won NSFC Award - 1968 for "Best Actor for:In the Heat of the Night (1967)."
    Won NYFCC Award - 1967 for "Best Actor for:In the Heat of the Night (1967)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1965 for "Best Actor for:The Pawnbroker (1964)."
    Won Feature Film Award - 2001 for "Best Actor for:A Month of Sundays (2001)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1999 for "Acting"
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1995 for "Worst Supporting Actor for:The Specialist (1994)."
    Won Sant Jordi - 1969 for "Best Performance in a Foreign Film (Mejor Interpretación en Película Extranjera) for:In the Heat of the Night (1967), The Loved One (1965) and No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)."
    Won Mary Pickford Award - 1997 for ""
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1996 for ""
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1997 for "Motion Picture On 10 April 1997. At 7080 Hollywood Blvd."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 375
  • Salary: The Pawnbroker (1964) $25,000
    In the Heat of the Night (1967) $150,000
    Waterloo (1970/I) $1,000,000
  • Films with Rod Steiger: Poolhall Junkies - 2002
    The Hollywood Sign - 2001
    A Month of Sundays - 2001
    The Flying Dutchman - 2001
    Lightmaker - 2001
    The Last Producer - 2000
    Scene by Scene - 2000
    Body and Soul - 2000
    Cypress Edge - 2000
    Animated Epics: Moby Dick - 2000
    End of Days - 1999
    The Hurricane - 1999
    Crazy in Alabama - 1999
    Chicken Soup for the Soul - 1999
    Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season - 1999
    Legacy - 1998/I
    The Simpsons - 1998
    Modern Vampires - 1998
    Animals with the Tollkeeper - 1998
    Alexandria Hotel - 1998
    The Snatching of Bookie Bob - 1998
    Incognito - 1997
    Truth or Consequences, N.M. - 1997
    The Kid - 1997
    Mars Attacks! - 1996
    Shiloh - 1996
    Little Surprises - 1996
    EZ Streets - 1996
    Carpool - 1996
    Dalva - 1996
    The Commish - 1996
    The Real Thing - 1996
    Out There - 1995
    Columbo - 1995
    In Pursuit of Honor - 1995
    Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story - 1995
    OP Center - 1995
    Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys - 1995
    Seven Sundays - 1994
    The Specialist - 1994
    The Last Tattoo - 1994
    The Neighbor - 1993
    Tales of the City - 1993
    Kölcsönkapott idö - 1993
    Lincoln - 1992
    Sinatra - 1992
    The Final Contract - 1992
    In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas - 1991
    Guilty as Charged - 1991
    The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - 1991
    Men of Respect - 1990
    Try This One for Size - 1989
    Tennessee Waltz - 1989
    Djavolji raj - 1989
    Passion and Paradise - 1989
    The January Man - 1989
    Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge - 1988
    American Gothic - 1988
    Catch the Heat - 1987
    The Kindred - 1987
    Sword of Gideon - 1986
    Hollywood Wives - 1985
    The Glory Boys - 1984
    The Naked Face - 1984
    Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole - 1983
    Der Zauberberg - 1982
    The Chosen - 1981
    Lion of the Desert - 1981
    Cattle Annie and Little Britches - 1981
    The Lucky Star - 1980
    Wolf Lake - 1980
    Klondike Fever - 1980
    The Amityville Horror - 1979
    Portrait of a Hitman - 1979
    Breakthrough - 1979
    Love and Bullets - 1979
    F.I.S.T - 1978
    Jesus of Nazareth - 1977
    W.C. Fields and Me - 1976
    Hennessy - 1975
    Dirty Hands - 1975
    The Last 4 Days - 1974
    Lucky Luciano - 1973
    Gli eroi - 1973
    Lolly-Madonna XXX - 1973
    Happy Birthday, Wanda June - 1971
    Duck, You Sucker - 1971
    Waterloo - 1970/I
    Three Into Two Won't Go - 1969
    The Illustrated Man - 1969
    The Sergeant - 1968
    No Way to Treat a Lady - 1968
    The Girl and the General - 1967
    In the Heat of the Night - 1967
    BBC Play of the Month - 1966
    Doctor Zhivago - 1965
    E venne un uomo - 1965
    The Loved One - 1965
    The Pawnbroker - 1964
    The Movie Maker - 1964
    Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre - 1964
    Time of Indifference - 1964
    Le mani sulla città - 1963
    Route 66 - 1962
    Ben Casey - 1962
    The Longest Day - 1962
    Convicts 4 - 1962
    13 West Street - 1962
    The Mark - 1961
    Wagon Train - 1961
    The World in My Pocket - 1961
    BBC Sunday-Night Play - 1960
    Seven Thieves - 1960
    G.E. True Theater - 1960
    The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial - 1959
    Al Capone - 1959
    Schlitz Playhouse - 1957-1958
    Decision - 1958
    Playhouse 90 - 1958
    Cry Terror! - 1958
    Suspicion - 1958
    Across the Bridge - 1957
    Run of the Arrow - 1957
    The Unholy Wife - 1957
    Back from Eternity - 1956
    The Harder They Fall - 1956
    Screen Directors Playhouse - 1956
    Jubal - 1956
    The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell - 1955
    Oklahoma! - 1955
    The Big Knife - 1955
    The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse - 1953-1955
    Producers' Showcase - 1955
    Kraft Theatre - 1952-1954
    On the Waterfront - 1954
    Justice - 1954
    The Philip Morris Playhouse - 1954
    You Are There - 1954
    Goodyear Playhouse - 1952-1953
    Medallion Theatre - 1953
    Suspense - 1952-1953
    Danger - 1950-1953
    The Gulf Playhouse - 1953
    Tales of Tomorrow - 1952-1953
    Out There - 1951
    Lux Video Theatre - 1951
    Teresa - 1951
    Actor's Studio - 1950
    The Story of Film: An Odyssey - 2011
    Lost Revolution - 2007
    Reeseville - 2003
    Dieter & Andreas - 1989
    Real James Dean - 2006
    Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust - 2004
    The 75th Annual Academy Awards - 2003
    Biography - 1994-2002
    Dinner for Five - 2002
    Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World - 2001
    The Directors - 1999-2001
    Contender: Mastering the Method - 2001
    Bravo Profiles - 2001
    Besuch bei Rod Steiger - 2001
    Omnibus - 2000
    End of Days: The Beginning - 2000
    The Unforgettable Diana Dors - 2000
    Private Screenings - 2000
    The Martin Short Show - 1999
    Hollywood Squares - 1999
    E! Mysteries & Scandals - 1999
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends - 1999
    HARDtalk - 1999
    Journey Into Amazonia - 1999
    NY TV: By the People Who Made It - Part I & II - 1998
    Politically Incorrect - 1998
    The 70th Annual Academy Awards - 1998
    Kingdom of Shadows - 1998
    Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's - 1997
    The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards - 1997
    James Dean: A Portrait - 1996
    'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic - 1995
    James Dean and Me - 1995
    The Critic - 1994
    Humphrey Bogart: Behind the Legend - 1994
    The Celebrity Guide to Entertaining - 1993
    Earth and the American Dream - 1992
    The Oprah Winfrey Show - 1992
    Street Scenes: New York on Film - 1992
    The Player - 1992
    One on One with John Tesh - 1992
    Reflections on the Silver Screen - 1992
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sidney Poitier - 1992
    Aspel & Company - 1990
    Sunday, Sunday - 1989
    Good Morning America - 1978-1989
    The Exiles - 1989
    Hello Actors Studio - 1988
    Change of Heart - 1987
    The London Standard Film Awards - 1986
    The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards - 1986
    James Bond: The First 21 Years - 1983
    I Love Liberty - 1982
    The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards - 1982
    The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards - 1981
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire - 1981
    The Merv Griffin Show - 1981
    100 Tage auf dem 'Zauberberg' - Bericht über die Verfilmung des Romans von Thomas Mann - 1981
    The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards - 1976
    Film '72 - 1974
    The Moviemakers - 1973
    The David Frost Show - 1970-1971
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - 1971
    Cinema - 1970
    The Year of the Communes - 1970
    Hemingway's Spain: A Love Affair - 1968
    How It Is - 1968
    The 40th Annual Academy Awards - 1968
    Telescope - 1968
    The 38th Annual Academy Awards - 1966
    Late Show London - 1966
    The Eamonn Andrews Show - 1965
    The Tonight Show - 1962
    The Ed Sullivan Show - 1955-1959
    This Week - 1957
    Lux Video Theatre - 1956
    The 27th Annual Academy Awards - 1955
    Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood - 2010
    Il falso bugiardo - 2008
    The Citizen Cohl: Untold Story - 2008
    An Unlikely Weapon - 2008
    James Dean: Forever Young - 2005
    Broadway: The American Musical - 2004
    Hollywood Legenden - 2004
    American Masters - 2003
    RIP 2002 - 2002
    The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller - 2002
    El informal - 2002
    The Best of Film Noir - 1999
    The Best of Hollywood - 1998
    Femmes Fatales: Sharon Stone - 1998
    Great Performances: Dance in America - 1987
    America at the Movies - 1976
    MGM 40th Anniversary - 1964
    The Ed Sullivan Show - 1955-1963
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