Rod SteigerOscar Winner
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Rod was born under the official name Steiger, Rodney Stephen on April 14th, 1925. He died on July 9th, 2002 in Los Angeles, California, USA (pneumonia and kidney failure). He has been a credited actor since the 1955 film Oklahoma!.
Rod Steiger has yet to establish a position as a bankable star. He has starred in two films including the 1991 comedy movie Guilty as Charged as the character Kallin and the 1970 action film Waterloo playing Napoleon Bonaparte.
Rod has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in fourteen films including: the 2002 drama film Poolhall Junkies as the character Nick, the 2001 comedy movie The Hollywood Sign playing Floyd Benson and the 1999 comedy release Crazy in Alabama cast as Judge Louis Mead.
Rod Steiger has earned salaries up to $1,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 1965 drama film Doctor Zhivago, which brought in $112,000,000 at the box office.
Rod has garnered moderate media attention, having been featured on the cover of at least two magazines, captured in more than one pictorials, interviewed in over six publications and featured in five magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.
As an actor Rod Steiger has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor for his portrayal of Police Chief Bill Gillespie in the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night. Rod Steiger was also nominated for Best Actor for his role as Sol Nazerman in the 1965 movie The Pawnbroker .