Robert Shaw - August 9, 2014

Happy Birthday to Robert Shaw! The actor, known for From Russia with Love, Battle of the Bulge, A Man for All Seasons, The Sting, and a little movie you may have heard of called Jaws, would have turned 87 today.

TODAY’S TRIVIA QUESTION

Shaw is so perfect as the salty Captain Quint in Jaws, it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role. What famous actor turned it down?

a)   Charles Bronson

b)   John Wayne

c)    Robert Mitchum

d)   Charlton Heston

Answer below!

TODAY’S CLIP

Watch Shaw's amazing performance in the chilling "Indianapolis" scene. He wrote his monologue and it was shot in one take!

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Acting is instant enjoyment and childlike. As an actor, I can take an audience in a theatre and throw them in any direction. I can't do that as a writer. Writing is painful, it's lonely and you suffer and there's no immediate feedback.

~Robert Shaw

 DID YOU KNOW…

Shaw didn’t see a dime from Jaws. He was in serious trouble with the IRS, who ultimately received his paycheck.

 TRIVIA ANSWER

c) Robert Mitchum