Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicCelebrities · 6 years ago

Why did roy scheider turn down a role in the Deer Hunter?

He is one of my favourite actors and I love his work but he was supposed to be in the Deer Hunter but he was either fired or turned down the role. Does anyone know what happened.

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  • 6 years ago
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    At the time, he was under contract do 3 films for Universal--the last being The Deer Hunter, but he dropped out of it at the last minute to reprise his role in Jaws 2--another Universal film.

    So his contractual obligations were still fulfilled.

    I agree that Roy Scheider was an excellent actor. Of his films, The French Connection is my favorite.

    • packerfan
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      6 years agoReport

      I've just looked further into it, and found out that The Deerhunter would have been the 2nd film of Scheider's 3 movie deal.

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