Rod Steiger

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Rodney Stephen Steiger 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," 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. read more

Rodney Stephen Steiger 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," 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.

Birth Name

Rodney Stephan Steiger

Born

Tuesday, 14 April 1925

Died

Tuesday, 09 July 2002

Actor Filmography

1968: The Year That Changed America Gillespie / Himself (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Insider Himself 2018
I Am Not Your Negro Gillespie (archive footage) 2017
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
An Unlikely Weapon Himself (archive footage) 2009
James Dean: Forever Young Himself (archive footage) 2005
Broadway: The American Musical Jud Fry (in 'Oklahoma!') (archive footage) 2004
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Himself 2004
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller Pvt. O'Meara (archive footage) 2002
Poolhall Junkies Nick 2002
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

1968: The Year That Changed America Gillespie / Himself (archive footage) 2018
Hollywood Insider Himself 2018
I Am Not Your Negro Gillespie (archive footage) 2017
And the Oscar Goes To... Himself (archive footage) 2014
An Unlikely Weapon Himself (archive footage) 2009
James Dean: Forever Young Himself (archive footage) 2005
Broadway: The American Musical Jud Fry (in 'Oklahoma!') (archive footage) 2004
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Himself 2004
The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller Pvt. O'Meara (archive footage) 2002
Poolhall Junkies Nick 2002
Muhammad Ali: Through The Eyes Of The World 2001
The Hollywood Sign Floyd Benson 2001
A Month of Sundays Charley McCabe 2001
Dinner for Five Himself - Special Guest 2001
The Flying Dutchman Ben 2001
The Last Producer Sheri Ganse 2000
Body And Soul Johnny Ticotin 2000
Hollywood Remembers (archive footage) 2000
End Of Days Father Kovak 1999
Crazy In Alabama Judge Mead 1999
The Hurricane Judge Sarokin 1999
The Martin Short Show Himself - Guest 1999
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Doc Wallace 1999
The Best of Film Noir Himself (archive footage) 1999
Cypress Edge Woodrow McCammon 1999
The Directors Himself 1999
Modern Vampires Dr. Frederick Van Helsing 1998
Legacy Sadler 1998
Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself 1998
E! Mysteries & Scandals Himself 1998
Animals with the Tollkeeper Fontina 1998
Kingdom of Shadows Narrator 1998
Incognito Milton A. Donovan 1997
Truth Or Consequences, N.M. Tony Vago 1997
Shiloh Doc Wallace 1997
The Kid Harry Sloan 1997
Mars Attacks! General Decker 1996
EZ Streets Quinn's father 1996
Little Surprises Joe 1996
Carpool Mr. Hammerman 1996
Dalva John Wesley Northridge II 1996
The Real Thing Victor 1996
Out There Col. Buck Gunner 1995
Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys The President 1995
In Pursuit of Honor Col. Owen Stuart 1995
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Anthony Comstock 1995
The Last Tattoo General Frank W. Zane 1995
Seven Sundays Benjamin 1995
James Dean and Me Himself 1995
The Specialist Joe Leon 1994
The Critic Rod Steiger 1994
The Neighbor Dr. Myron Hatch 1993
Tales of the City Bookshop Owner 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself - Guest 1993
From Hollywood to Hanoi Himself 1993
Lincoln Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (voice) 1992
Sinatra Salvatore 'Sam' 'Momo' Giancana 1992
The Player Rod Steiger 1992
The Final Contract Frank Argento 1992
The Commish Oskar Rothman / Carl Wolfe 1991
Tennessee Waltz Richter Prescott 1991
In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas Gordon Kahl 1991
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Rev. Willin 1991
Guilty As Charged Kallin 1991
Men Of Respect Charlie D'Amico 1990
The Simpsons Captain Tenille 1989
Passion and Paradise Sir Harry Oakes 1989
The January Man Eamon Flynn 1989
The Pat Sajak Show Himself - Guest 1989
Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge Silas Slaten 1988
Catch The Heat Jason Hannibal 1987
American Gothic Pa 1987
The Kindred Dr. Phillip Lloyd 1987
Sword Of Gideon Mordechai Samuels 1986
American Masters Charley Malloy (archive footage) 1986
Hollywood Wives Oliver Easterne 1985
The Glory Boys Professor David Sokarev 1984
The Naked Face Lieutenant McGreary 1984
Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole Robert E. Peary 1983
Tom Cottle: Up Close Himself 1982
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra Himself - Audience Member (uncredit) 1982
Der Zauberberg Mynheer Peperkorn 1982
The Chosen Reb Saunders 1981
Lion Of The Desert Benito Mussolini 1981
Cattle Annie and Little Britches Tilghman 1981
Wolf Lake Charlie 1980
Klondike Fever Soapy Smith 1980
The Amityville Horror Father Delaney 1979
Portrait of a Hitman Max Andreotti 1979
Breakthrough Gen. Webster 1979
Love and Bullets Joe Bomposa 1979
F.I.S.T. Senator Madison 1978
Jesus of Nazareth Pontius Pilate 1977
America at the Movies Charlie Malloy (archive footage) 1976
W.C. Fields and Me W.C. Fields 1976
Hennessy Niall Hennessy 1975
Dirty Hands Louis Wormser 1975
Dinah! Himself - Guest 1974
The Last 4 Days Benito Mussolini 1974
Lucky Luciano Gene Giannini 1973
Lolly-Madonna XXX Laban Feather 1973
Happy Birthday, Wanda June Harold Ryan 1971
Duck, You Sucker Juan Miranda 1971
Parkinson Himself 1971
Columbo Vincenzo Fortelli 1971
Waterloo Napoleon Bonaparte 1970
The David Frost Show Himself - Guest 1969
Three into Two Won't Go Steve Howard 1969
The Illustrated Man Carl 1969
The Sergeant MSgt. Albert Callan 1968
No Way to Treat a Lady Christopher Gill 1968
The Girl and the General der General 1967
In The Heat Of The Night Bill Gillespie 1967
Doctor Zhivago Komarovsky 1965
E venne un uomo The Intermediary 1965
BBC Play of the Month Willy Loman 1965
The Loved One Mr. Joyboy 1965
The Pawnbroker Sol Nazerman 1965
Hands Over the City Edoardo Nottola 1963
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Mike Kirsch 1963
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962
The Longest Day Destroyer Commander 1962
Convicts 4 Tiptoes 1962
The Tonight Show Himself - Actor 1962
13 West Street Detective Sergeant Pete Koleski 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
Ben Casey Charles Dirkson 1961
The World in My Pocket Frank Morgan 1961
The Mark Dr. Edmund McNally 1961
Route 66 Justin Lezama 1960
Here's Hollywood Himself 1960
Seven Thieves Paul Mason 1960
Al Capone Al Capone 1959
Decision Visitor 1958
Cry Terror! Paul Hoplin 1958
The Unholy Wife Paul Hochen 1957
Suspicion Frank Marre 1957
Wagon Train Saul Bevins 1957
Run of the Arrow O'Meara 1957
Across The Bridge Carl Schaffner 1957
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Playhouse 90 Harvey Denton 1956
Back From Eternity Vasquel 1956
The Harder They Fall Nick Benko 1956
Jubal 'Pinky' Pinkum 1956
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Maj. Allan Guillion 1955
The Big Knife Stanley Shriner Hoff 1955
Oklahoma! Jud Fry 1955
Screen Directors Playhouse Visitor 1955
The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial Charles Steinmetz 1955
This Is Your Life Himself 1955
Producers' Showcase Busch 1954
On the Waterfront Charley Malloy 1954
Justice 1954
The Philip Morris Playhouse 1953
Medallion Theatre 1953
General Electric Theater Bruno Holder 1953
You Are There Romeo / Richard Burbage 1953
The Gulf Playhouse First Man 1952
Goodyear Playhouse 1951
Schlitz Playhouse Charles Steinmetz, Hume Searcy 1951
Tales of Tomorrow Henry, Peter 1951
Teresa Frank 1951
Lux Video Theatre Himself - Intermission Guest, Victor Honegger 1950
Danger 1950
Suspense Leo Whaley 1949
Repertory Theatre Marty Pilletti 1948
Actor's Studio 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself, Prosecuter - scene from 'The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell', Character in scene from 'Roshomon', Himself - Onstage Bow 1948
Kraft Theatre 1947
1968 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1968 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
1966 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1966 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1964 Emmy Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1959 Emmy Best Single Performance by an Actor Nominated
1955 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
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