Rod Steiger Biography

Film Actor, Actor(1925–2002)
Rod Steiger was an Academy Award-winning actor known for his roles in On the Waterfront and In the Heat of the Night.

Synopsis

Rod Steiger was born on April 14, 1925, in Westhampton, New York. He trained at the Actors Studio in New York City and made his Broadway debut in 1951, in Night Music. Steiger's first major film role was in On the Waterfront (1954), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor. His other work includes Dr. Zhivago, The Pawnbroker and In the Heat of the Night, for which he won an Academy Award for best actor. Steiger died in 2002.

Overview

Film actor Rod Steigler was born in Westhampton, New York, on April 14, 1925. He trained at the Actors' Studio in New York City, emerging as an exponent of the Method, and made his Broadway debut in 1951 in Night Music. He became known following his first major role, in On the Waterfront (1954), and went on to star in a variety of demanding roles. His many other films include Al Capone (1958), Dr Zhivago (1965), The Pawnbroker (1965), American Gothic (1988), The Specialist (1994), Mars Attacks! (1995), End of Days (1999) and In the Heat of the Night (1967) for which he won an Academy Award and Golden Globe.

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