Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
  • Lowest Rated: 14% Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000)
  • Birthday: Aug 9, 1927
  • Birthplace: Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
  • Raised in Scotland and then Cornwall, Robert Shaw was drawn to acting and writing from his youth. Shaw trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1949 he debuted onstage at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater at Stratford-on-Avon. From 1951 he appeared in British and (later) American films as a character actor, frequently playing heavies. He became better known internationally after appearing in the James Bond movie From Russia with Love (1963), and he received a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Henry VIII in A Man for All Seasons. (1966). In the mid '70s he suddenly became a highly paid star after his appearances in several blockbuster movies, including The Sting (1973), Jaws (1975), and The Deep (1977). He wrote a play and several novels, including The Man in the Glass Booth (1967), which he adapted into a play; it was successful in both London and New York, and in 1975 was made into a film. His novel The Hiding Place (1959) was the source material for the screen comedy Situation Hopeless -- But Not Serious (1965). He died of a heart attack at age 51. His second wife (of three) was actress Mary Ure.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Winter's Tale Actor 2012
14% Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th Executive Producer 2000
No Score Yet Avalanche Express Marenkov 1979
54% Force 10 From Navarone Mallory 1978
38% The Deep Romer Treece 1977
68% Black Sunday Maj. David Kabakov 1977
No Score Yet Swashbuckler Ned Lynch 1976
77% Robin and Marian Sheriff of Nottingham 1976
No Score Yet Diamonds Charles / Earl Hodgson 1975
98% Jaws Quint 1975
No Score Yet The Man in the Glass Booth Screenwriter 1975
60% End of the Game (Der Richter und sein Henker) (The Judge and His Hangman) Richard Gastmann 1975
100% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Blue 1974
93% The Sting Doyle Lonnegan 1973
No Score Yet The Hireling Ledbetter 1973
No Score Yet A Reflection of Fear Michael 1973
44% Young Winston Lord Randolph Churchill 1972
No Score Yet Figures in a Landscape MacConnachie 1971
No Score Yet A Town Called Hell The Priest 1971
63% Battle of Britain Squadron Leader Skipper 1969
No Score Yet Royal Hunt of the Sun Francisco Pizarro 1969
No Score Yet The Birthday Party Stanley Weber 1968
25% Custer of the West Gen. George Armstrong Custer 1967
82% A Man for All Seasons Henry VIII 1966
57% Battle of the Bulge Col. Hessler 1965
No Score Yet Tomorrow At Ten Marlow 1964
No Score Yet Carol for Another Christmas Ghost of Christmas Future 1964
No Score Yet The Luck of Ginger Coffey Ginger Coffey 1964
95% From Russia With Love Donald Grant 1964
No Score Yet The Caretaker (The Guest) Aston 1963
No Score Yet The Valiant Actor 1962
No Score Yet Libel 1st Photographer 1959
No Score Yet Sea Fury Gorman 1958
No Score Yet A Hill in Korea (Hell in Korea) Lance-Cpl. Hodge 1956
100% The Dam Busters Flight Sgt. Pulford 1954
No Score Yet Operation Secret Jacques 1952
100% The Lavender Hill Mob Chemist at Police Exhibition 1951

QUOTES FROM Robert Shaw CHARACTERS

Quint
It proves that you wealthy college boys don't have the education enough to admit you're wrong.
Quint
Back home we get a taxidermy man, he's gonna have a heart attack when he sees what I brung him!
Quint
Hooper drives the boat Chief
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Hooper drives the boat Chief.
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[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
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
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
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.
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[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.
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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
This shark, swallow you whole.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Red wine with fish. Well that should have told me something.
Red Grant
You may know the right wines, but you're the one on your knees. How does it feel old man?
Quint
Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women
Quint
Here's to swimming with bow-legged women.
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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
This shark, swallow you whole.
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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'.
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(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.
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[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
Shit
Quint
Shit.
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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
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
You were on the Indianapolis?
Chief Martin Brody
What happened?
Quint
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
Stop playin' with yourself Hooper.
Quint
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
Your boss is quite a card player, Mr. Kelly; how does he do it?
Johnny Hooker/Kelly
He cheats.
Matt Hooper
[In shock to the shark's abilities] Ever had one do this before?
Matt Hooper
[in shock to the shark's abilities] Ever had one do this before?
Quint
[Also in shock] No...
Quint
This shark swallow you whole!
Quint
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
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
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
"You Follow?"
Doyle Lonnegan
You Follow?
Doyle Lonnegan
You follow?
Quint
Here's to swimmin' with bow legged women.
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Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women.
Chief Martin Brody
I think we need a bigger boat!
Quint
We need a bigger boat!