Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw

Highest Rated: 100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

Lowest Rated: 25% Custer of the West (1968)

Birthday: Aug 09, 1927

Birthplace: Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, UK

A rough-hewn British character actor who played more leading roles later in his career, Robert Shaw went from being typecast as tough-guy villains to proving his versatility in a wide range of performances. Shaw had his start on the stage in the late 1940s and quickly segued to the screen where he broke through as an assassin for SPECTRE in "From Russia with Love" (1963). But it was his Oscar-nominated turn as King Henry VIII in "A Man for All Seasons" (1966) that helped shed new light on the actor, leading to a variety of characters in films like "Battle of Britain" (1969), "A Town Called Hell" (1971) and "Young Winston" (1972). Shaw then entered his most fruitful period to play ruthless mob boss Doyle Lonnegan in "The Sting" (1973) and criminal mastermind Mr. Blue in "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" (1974), which paved the way for his most iconic performance as salty Quint in Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" (1975). From there, Shaw was a leading man in a number of major studio films like "Black Sunday" (1977), "Force 10 from Navarone" (1977) and "Avalanched Express" (1979). But at the height of his career, Shaw suffered a fatal heart attack. Whether on screen or as the author of award-winning novels, Shaw was a unique talent the likes of whom would not be seen again.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 14% Avalanche Express Marenkov (Character) - 1979
59% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Mallory (Character) - 1978
48% 37% The Deep Romer Treece (Character) - 1977
69% 64% Black Sunday Ma. David Kabakov (Character) - 1977
73% 53% Robin and Marian Sheriff of Nottingham (Character) - 1976
44% 57% Swashbuckler Ned Lynch (Character) - 1976
50% 29% End of the Game Richard Gastmann (Character) - 1976
98% 90% Jaws Quint (Character),
Writer
$260.9M 1975
No Score Yet 67% Diamonds Charles/Earl Hodgson (Character) - 1975
100% 88% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Blue (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Break Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet 50% The Hireling Steven Ledbetter (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 50% A Reflection of Fear Michael (Character) - 1973
94% 95% The Sting Doyle Lonnegan (Character) - 1973
50% 53% Young Winston Lord Randolph Churchill (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 15% A Town Called Hell The Priest (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 43% Figures in a Landscape MacConnachie (Character) - 1970
67% 79% Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Skipper (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 56% The Royal Hunt of the Sun Francisco Pizarro (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 76% The Birthday Party Stanley Webber (Character) - 1968
25% 32% Custer of the West Gen. George Armstrong Custer (Character) - 1968
83% 87% A Man for All Seasons King Henry VIII (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cracksman Moke (Character) - 1965
57% 68% Battle of the Bulge Col. Hessler (Character) - 1965
86% 79% The Caretaker Aston (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Luck of Ginger Coffey Ginger Coffey (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tomorrow at Ten Marlowe (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 54% Carol for Another Christmas Ghost of Christmas Future (Character) - 1964
95% 84% From Russia With Love Donald 'Red' Grant (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Valiant Lieutenant Field (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Winter's Tale Leontes (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea Fury Gorman (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man From Tangier Johnny (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 42% A Hill in Korea LCpl. Hodge (Character) - 1956

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Buccaneers Dan Tempest (Character) 1956-1957

QUOTES FROM Robert Shaw CHARACTERS

Quint says: It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit you're wrong.

Quint says: Back home we get a taxidermy man, he's gonna have a heart attack when he sees what I brung him!

Quint says: Hooper drives the boat Chief

Quint says: Hooper drives the boat Chief.

Quint says: [singing] Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so never more shall we see you again.

Quint says: Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu to you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so never more shall we see you again.

Quint says: Well it proves one thing, Mr. Hooper. It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit when you're wrong. [Quint enters the cabin as Hooper makes faces at him]

Quint says: Well it proves one thing, Mr. Hooper. It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit when you're wrong.

Quint says: [On radio] Your husband's all right, Mrs. Brody. He's fishing. He's just caught a couple of stripers. We'll bring 'em in for dinner. We won't be long, we haven't seen anything yet. Over and out.

Quint says: Your husband's all right, Mrs. Brody. He's fishing. He's just caught a couple of stripers. We'll bring 'em in for dinner. We won't be long, we haven't seen anything yet. Over and out.

Quint says: This shark, swallow you whole.

Quint says: arewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.

Quint says: Are well and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu, you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.

Quint says: Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston, and so nevermore shall we see you again.

Quint says: Here lies the body of Mary Lee. Died at the of age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept her virginity; not a bad record for this vicinity.

James Bond says: Red wine with fish. Well that should have told me something.

Red Grant says: You may know the right wines, but you're the one on your knees. How does it feel old man?

Quint says: Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women

Quint says: Here's to swimming with bow-legged women.

Quint says: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.

Quint says: This shark, swallow you whole.

Quint says: Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'.

Quint says: (singing) Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.

Quint says: [singing] Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies. Farewell and adieu you ladies of Spain. For we've received orders for to sail back to Boston. And so nevermore shall we see you again.

Quint says: Shit

Quint says: Shit.

Quint says: This is the story of Mary McGee, lived to the age of 103. For 50 years she kept her virginity, not a bad record for this vicinity.

Quint says: Here lies the body of Mary Lee. Died at the age of a hundred and three. For fifteen years she kept here virginity. Not a bad record for this vicinity.

Matt Hooper says: You were on the Indianapolis?

Chief Martin Brody says: What happened?

Quint says: Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, Chief. We was comin' back from the island of Tinian to Leyte... just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in 12 minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. 13-footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, Chief? You tell by looking from the dorsal to the tail fin. What we didn't know, was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, Chief, sharks come cruisin', so we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know, it was kinda like old squares in the battle like you see in the calendar named "The Battle of Waterloo" and the idea was: shark comes to the nearest man, that man he starts poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark will go away... but sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'. The ocean turns red, and despite all the poundin' and the hollerin', they all come in and they... rip you to pieces. You know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men. I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand. I know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday morning, Chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player. Boatswain's mate. I thought he was asleep. I reached over to wake him up. He bobbed up, down in the water just like a kinda top. Upended. Well, he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon, the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us. He swung in low and he saw us... he was a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper. Anyway, he saw us and he come in low and three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and starts to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.

Quint says: Stop playin' with yourself Hooper.

Quint says: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. $10,000 for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing.

Doyle Lonnegan says: Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?

Johnny Hooker/Kelly says: He cheats.

Matt Hooper says: [In shock to the shark's abilities] Ever had one do this before?

Matt Hooper says: [in shock to the shark's abilities] Ever had one do this before?

Quint says: [Also in shock] No...

Quint says: This shark swallow you whole!

Quint says: You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.

Quint says: You know that was the time I was most frightened... waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water; 316 men come out and the sharks took the rest, June the 29th, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.

Quint says: Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go.

Doyle Lonnegan says: "You Follow?"

Doyle Lonnegan says: You Follow?

Doyle Lonnegan says: You follow?

Quint says: Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women.

Quint says: Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women.

Chief Martin Brody says: I think we need a bigger boat!

Quint says: We need a bigger boat!