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.
- packerfanLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
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.