Rod Steiger

Actor | * 04/14/1925 († 77, 07/09/2002) | Westhampton, New York (United States of America (USA))
Rodney Stephen Steiger (April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002) was an American actor, known 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. Steiger was born in Westhampton, New York, the son of a vaudevillian. He had a difficult childhood, with an alcoholic mother from whom he ran away at the age of 16. After serving in the South Pacific Theater during World War II, he began his acting career with television roles in 1947, and went on to garner critical acclaim for his portrayal of the title character in the tel... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Crime | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Rod Steiger

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Silver Bear for Best Actor David Di Donatello for Best Foreign Actor Academy Award for Best Actor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 2x Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Rod Steiger as Actor(119)

as Pvt. O'Meara (archive footage)2002 The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller
as Nick2002 Poolhall Junkies
as Floyd Benson2001 The Hollywood Sign
as Charley McCabe2001 A Month of Sundays
as Ben2001 Frozen In Fear
as Sheri Ganse2000 The Last Producer
as Johnny Ticotin2000 Body and Soul
as Woodrow McCammon1999 Cypress Edge
as Father Kovak1999 End of Days
as Judge Louis Mead1999 Crazy in Alabama
as Judge Sarokin1999 The Hurricane
as Dr. Frederick Van Helsing1998 Modern Vampires
as Sadler1998 Legacy
as Narrator1998 Kingdom of Shadows
as Harry Sloan1997 The Kid
as Milton A. Donovan1997 Incognito
as Mr. Hammerman1996 Carpool
as John Wesley Northridge II1996 Dalva
as Doc Wallace1996 Shiloh
as Victor1996 The Real Thing
as General Decker1996 Mars Attacks!
as himself1995 James Dean and Me
as Col. Buck Gunner1995 Out There
as Benjamin1995 Seven Sundays
as Boroda1995 OP Center
as Col. Owen Stuart1995 In Pursuit of Honor
as Joe Leon1994 The Specialist
as General Frank W. Zane1994 The Last Tattoo
as Dr. Myron Hatch1993 The Neighbor
as himself1992 The Player
1992 Lincoln
as Kallin1991 Guilty As Charged
as Rev. Willin1991 The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
as Richter Prescott1991 Tennessee Nights
as Charlie D'Amico1990 Men of Respect
as Mayor Eamon Flynn1989 The January Man
as Sir Harry Oakes1989 Passion and Paradise
as Jason Hannibal1987 Catch the Heat
as Dr. Phillip Lloyd1987 The Kindred
as Pa1987 American Gothic
as Mordechai Samuels1986 Sword of Gideon
as Lieutenant McGreary1984 The Naked Face
as Robert E. Peary1983 Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole
as Mynher Peperkorn1982 The Magic Mountain
as Benito Mussolini1981 Lion of the Desert
as Reb Saunders1981 The Chosen
as Colonel Gluck1980 The Lucky Star
as Soapy Smith1980 Klondike Fever
as Charlie1980 Wolf Lake
as Max Andreotti1979 Portrait of a Hitman
as Gen. Webster1979 Breakthrough
as Father Delaney1979 The Amityville Horror
as Joe Bomposa1979 Love and Bullets
as Senator Madison1978 F.I.S.T.
as W.C. Fields1976 W.C. Fields and Me
as Louis Wormser1975 Innocents with Dirty Hands
as Niall Hennessy1975 Hennessy
as Mussolini1974 The Last Four Days
as Gene Giannini1973 Lucky Luciano
as Laban Feather1973 Lolly-Madonna XXX
as Juan Miranda1971 Duck, You Sucker
as Napoleon Bonaparte1970 Waterloo
as himself1969 Tattooed Steiger
as Steve Howard1969 Three into Two Won't Go
as MSgt. Albert Callan1968 The Sergeant
as Christopher Gill1968 No Way to Treat a Lady
as der General1967 The Girl and the General
as Bill Gillespie1967 In the Heat of the Night
as The Intermediary1965 A Man Named John
as Viktor Komarovsky1965 Doctor Zhivago
as Mr. Joyboy1965 The Loved One
as Sol Nazerman1965 The Pawnbroker
as Edoardo Nottola1963 Hands over the City
as Detective Sergeant Koleski1962 13 West Street
as Tiptoes1962 Convicts 4
as Destroyer Commander1962 The Longest Day
as Frank Morgan1961 On Friday at Eleven
as Dr. Edmund McNally1961 The Mark
as Paul Mason1960 Seven Thieves
as Al Capone1959 Al Capone
as Paul Hoplin1958 Cry Terror!
as Harvey Denton1958 A Town Has Turned to Dust
as Carl Schaffner1957 Across the Bridge
as Pvt. O'Meara1957 Run of the Arrow
as Paul Hochen1957 The Unholy Wife
as Vasquel1956 Back from Eternity
as Nick Benko1956 The Harder They Fall
as Visitor1956 Markheim
as Pinky1956 Jubal
as Jud Fry1955 Oklahoma!
as Stanley Shriner Hoff1955 The Big Knife
as Maj. Allan Guillion1955 The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
as Charlie Malloy1954 On the Waterfront
as Marty Pilletti1953 Marty
as Frank1951 Teresa

TV Shows/Series with Rod Steiger as Actor(20)

Full Name: Rod Steiger
Born: Tuesday, 04/14 1925 (April) in Westhampton, New York (United States of America (USA))
Died: Tuesday, 07/09 2002 (July) in Los Angeles (aged: 77)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Actors Studio, West Side High School
Employer: New School
Spouses (current/former): Claire Bloom
Rod Steiger frequently works together with these people:
Nina Foch (9x, Actress)
Ernest Borgnine (7x, Actor)
John Forsythe (7x, Actor)
Jack Warden (7x, Actor)
Everett Sloane (7x, Actor)
Darren McGavin (7x, Actor)
Steven Hill (7x, Actor)
Harry Townes (7x, Actor)
Edward Binns (7x, Actor)
Chester Morris (7x, Actor)
John Newland (7x, Crew)
Norman Jewison (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:4442, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/18/2021