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Rod Steiger
Birthday: April 14, 1925

Birth Place: Westhampton, New York, USA
Height: 5' 1"

Below is a complete filmography (list of movies he's appeared in) for Rod Steiger. If you have any corrections or additions, please email us at corrections@actorsofhollywood.com. We'd also be interested in any trivia or other information you have.



A renowned character actor who never liked that label, Rod Steiger left his mark on 1950s and '60s Hollywood with forceful performances in such critical favorites as On the Waterfront (1954) and The Pawnbroker (1964), culminating in an Oscar for In the Heat of the Night (1967). Despite myriad health problems and less sterling job offers from the 1970s onward, Steiger never stopped acting before he passed away in 2002.Born on Long Island, Steiger was raised in New Jersey by his mother after his parents divorced. Dropping out of high school at 16, Steiger enlisted in the Navy in 1941, serving on a destroyer in the World War II South Pacific. Returning to New Jersey after his 1945 discharge, Steiger worked at the Veterans Administration and joined a civil service theater group where one of the female members urged him to make acting his career. Along with using his G.I. Bill to study at several New York schools, including the Actors Studio, Steiger began landing roles in live TV plays in 1947. Over the next five years, Steiger honed his formidable Method skills in 250-plus live TV productions, as well as on Broadway. Though he appeared in the movie Teresa (1951), Steiger didn't fully make the transition to film until his award-winning performance as the lonely title character in the 1953 TV production of Paddy Chayefsky's Marty, which helped him nab a part in Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront. As Charley Malloy, Steiger most memorably shared the backseat of a cab with screen brother Marlon Brando as Brando's ex-boxer Terry laid the blame for his one-way trip to Palookaville on his corrupt older sibling. Though Kazan had guided Steiger to his first Oscar nomination, Steiger later condemned the Academy's controversial decision to award Kazan an honorary Oscar in 1999. After On the Waterfront, Steiger made his presence felt as a movie tycoon in his erstwhile TV director Robert Aldrich's Hollywood tale The Big Knife (1955), a scheming attorney in Otto Preminger's The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955), and (in his professional singing and dancing debut) the villain Jud in Fred Zinnemann's adaptation of the Broadway musical Oklahoma! (1955). Further underlining his effusive talent and his intense (if occasionally overwrought) screen style, Steiger co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in Bogart's final film, The Harder They Fall (1956); survived Samuel Fuller-style Western sadism as an Irish-accented ex-soldier in Run of the Arrow (1957); played a psychopath in Cry Terror! (1958); and raged as Al Capone (1959) (Steiger's Capone was later credited as the inadvertent model for Robert De Niro's performance in The Untouchables [1987]).Steiger still occasionally acted on-stage, including Orson Welles' unusual adaptation of Moby Dick in 1962. Nevertheless, Steiger concentrated mostly on movies, with his career taking on an international flavor after he married his second wife and Broadway co-star, Claire Bloom, in 1959. After appearing in the low-key British drama The Mark (1961), Steiger joined the impressive Hollywood all-star cast re-staging of D-Day in the war epic The Longest Day (1962). He returned to films after his 1962 theater hiatus as a dishonest politico in the Italian film Le Mani Sulla Citt

Movie Credits
Poolhall Junkies (2002)
[ Christopher Walken ][ Michael Rosenbaum ][ Chazz Palminteri ][ Rick Schroder ][ Anson Mount ]
The Hollywood Sign (2001)
[ Burt Reynolds ][ Tom Berenger ][ Garry Marshall ][ David Proval ][ Eric Bruskotter ]
A Month of Sundays (2001)
[ Jamie Farr ][ Al Sapienza ]
The Flying Dutchman (2001)
[ Eric Roberts ][ Scott Plank ]
Lightmaker (2001)
The Last Producer (2000)
[ Sean Astin ][ Burt Reynolds ][ Benjamin Bratt ][ Joe Mantegna ][ Charles Durning ]
Animated Epics: Moby Dick (2000)
End of Days (1999)
[ Arnold Schwarzenegger ][ Eminem ][ Gabriel Byrne ][ Kevin Pollak ][ Rob Zombie ]
The Hurricane (1999)
[ Denzel Washington ][ Liev Schreiber ][ Clancy Brown ][ John Hannah ][ Dan Hedaya ]
Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season (1999)
[ Michael Moriarty ]
Crazy in Alabama (1999)
[ Lucas Black ][ David Morse ][ Robert Wagner ][ Richard Schiff ][ Noah Emmerich ]
Cypress Edge (1999)
[ Brad Dourif ][ Damian Chapa ]
Alexandria Hotel (1998)
[ James Duval ]
Body and Soul (1998)
[ Michael Chiklis ][ Joe Mantegna ]
The Snatching of Bookie Bob (1998)
Legacy (1998)
[ David Hasselhoff ][ Corin Nemec ]
Modern Vampires (1998)
[ Casper Van Dien ][ Danny Elfman ][ Udo Kier ][ Craig Ferguson ][ Robert Pastorelli ]
Animals and the Tollkeeper (1998)
[ Tim Roth ][ John Turturro ][ Mickey Rooney ][ Mike Starr ][ Lothaire Bluteau ]
Incognito (1997)
[ Ian Holm ][ Jason Patric ][ Ian Richardson ]
Livers Ain't Cheap (1997)
[ Jeremy Piven ][ Gary Busey ][ Esai Morales ][ James Russo ]
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
[ Kiefer Sutherland ][ Martin Sheen ][ John C. McGinley ][ Vincent Gallo ][ Kevin Pollak ]
The Kid (1997)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
[ Jack Nicholson ][ Jack Black ][ Pierce Brosnan ][ Tim Burton ][ Michael J. Fox ]
Shiloh (1996)
[ Michael Moriarty ]
EZ Streets (1996)
[ Joe Pantoliano ][ Jason Gedrick ][ Mike Starr ]
Carpool (1996)
[ Kim Coates ][ David Paymer ][ Obba Babatundé ][ Ken Kirzinger ]
Dalva (1996)
[ Powers Boothe ][ Peter Coyote ]
OP Center (1995)
[ Carl Weathers ][ John Savage ][ Harry Hamlin ][ Wilford Brimley ][ Patrick Bauchau ]
Tous les jours dimanche (1995)
Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys (1995)
[ Martin Sheen ][ Joe Mantegna ][ Michael Bower ]
Little Surprises (1995)
Out There (1995)
[ Billy Bob Thornton ][ Bill Campbell ][ Bob Goldthwait ][ Abraham Benrubi ][ Robert Picardo ]
Columbo: Strange Bedfellows (1995)
[ George Wendt ][ Bruce Kirby ]
In Pursuit of Honor (1995)
[ Don Johnson ][ Craig Sheffer ][ Bob Gunton ]
Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story (1995)
[ Jason Priestley ][ Henry Czerny ]
The Specialist (1994)
[ Sylvester Stallone ][ James Woods ][ Eric Roberts ][ Vincent De Paul ]
The Last Tattoo (1994)
[ Tony Goldwyn ][ Robert Loggia ]
Kölcsönkapott idö (1993)
[ John Hurt ]
The Neighbor (1993)
[ Kurt Wimmer ]
Sinatra (1992)
[ Adam LaVorgna ][ Bob Gunton ][ Don Stark ]
Due vite, un destino (1992)
[ Burt Young ][ Michael Nouri ][ Fabio Testi ]
Guilty as Charged (1991)
[ Isaac Hayes ][ Mitch Pileggi ]
In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (1991)
[ Christopher Rich ]
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)
[ Keith Carradine ][ Austin Pendleton ]
Men of Respect (1991)
[ John Turturro ][ Stanley Tucci ][ Dennis Farina ][ Peter Boyle ][ Vincent Pastore ]
Passion and Paradise (1989)
[ Armand Assante ][ Wayne Rogers ][ Ron White ]
January Man (1989)
[ Alan Rickman ][ Harvey Keitel ][ Kevin Kline ][ Danny Aiello ][ Bill Cobbs ]
Djavolji raj (1989)
[ Alun Armstrong ]
Try This One for Size (1989)
[ David Carradine ][ Guy Marchand ]
Tennessee Nights (1989)
[ Julian Sands ][ Ned Beatty ]
Desperado: Avalanche at Devil's Ridge (1988)
American Gothic (1988)
[ Michael J. Pollard ][ Mark Lindsay Chapman ]
Catch the Heat (1987)
[ Brian Thompson ][ David Dukes ]
The Kindred (1987)
Sword of Gideon (1986)
[ Michael York ][ Steven Bauer ][ Robert Joy ]
The Glory Boys (1984)
[ Anthony Perkins ]
The Naked Face (1984)
[ Roger Moore ][ Elliott Gould ][ John Kapelos ]
Cook & Peary: The Race to the Pole (1983)
[ Richard Chamberlain ]
Zauberberg, Der (1982)
The Chosen (1981)
[ Robby Benson ][ Maximilian Schell ][ Ron Rifkin ][ Robert John Burke ][ Evan Handler ]
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
[ Burt Lancaster ][ Scott Glenn ][ John Savage ][ William Russ ]
Lion of the Desert (1981)
[ Anthony Quinn ][ Oliver Reed ][ John Gielgud ]
Klondike Fever (1980)
[ Lorne Greene ][ Jeff East ]
The Lucky Star (1980)
Love and Bullets (1979)
[ Charles Bronson ][ Strother Martin ]
The Amityville Horror (1979)
[ James Brolin ][ James Tolkan ]
Steiner - Das eiserne Kreuz, 2. Teil (1979)
[ Robert Mitchum ][ Richard Burton ]
F.I.S.T (1978)
[ Sylvester Stallone ][ Peter Boyle ][ Bing Crosby ]
Wolf Lake (1978)
Portrait of a Hitman (1977)
[ Jack Palance ][ Richard Roundtree ]
W.C. Fields and Me (1976)
[ Billy Barty ][ Dana Elcar ]
Hennessy (1975)
[ Patrick Stewart ]
Innocents aux mains sales, Les (1975)
Lucky Luciano (1974)
Mussolini: Ultimo atto (1974)
[ Henry Fonda ][ Franco Nero ]
Eroi, Gli (1973)
[ Rod Taylor ]
Lolly-Madonna XXX (1973)
[ Jeff Bridges ][ Randy Quaid ][ Gary Busey ][ Robert Ryan ]
Happy Birthday, Wanda June (1971)
[ Don Murray ]
Giù la testa (1971)
[ David Warbeck ]
Waterloo (1970)
[ Orson Welles ][ Christopher Plummer ][ Dan O'Herlihy ]
Three Into Two Won't Go (1969)
The Illustrated Man (1969)
The Sergeant (1968)
No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
[ George Segal ]
Ragazza e il generale, La (1967)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
[ Sidney Poitier ][ Warren Oates ][ Ray Charles ]
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
[ Alec Guinness ][ Omar Sharif ][ Klaus Kinski ][ Tom Courtenay ]
The Loved One (1965)
[ Roddy McDowall ][ John Gielgud ][ Jamie Farr ][ Dana Andrews ][ Jonathan Winters ]
E venne un uomo (1965)
The Pawnbroker (1964)
[ Morgan Freeman ][ Sidney Lumet ]
The Movie Maker (1964)
[ Dabney Coleman ][ Robert Culp ]
Indifferenti, Gli (1964)
[ Tomas Milian ]
Mani sulla città, Le (1963)
13 West Street (1962)
[ Alan Ladd ][ Ted Knight ][ Michael Callan ][ Chris Robinson ]
The Longest Day (1962)
[ Sean Connery ][ John Wayne ][ Henry Fonda ][ Robert Mitchum ][ Richard Burton ]
Convicts 4 (1962)
[ Vincent Price ][ Telly Savalas ][ Sammy Davis Jr. ][ Ray Walston ][ Jack Albertson ]
The Mark (1961)
An einem Freitag um halb zwölf (1961)
Seven Thieves (1960)
[ Eli Wallach ]
Al Capone (1959)
[ Martin Balsam ]
Cry Terror! (1958)
[ James Mason ][ Jack Klugman ]
The Lonely Wizard (1957)
Across the Bridge (1957)
Run of the Arrow (1957)
[ Charles Bronson ][ Brian Keith ]
The Unholy Wife (1957)
Back from Eternity (1956)
[ Robert Ryan ][ Keith Andes ]
The Harder They Fall (1956)
[ Humphrey Bogart ][ Jack Albertson ]
Jubal (1956)
[ Charles Bronson ][ Ernest Borgnine ][ Glenn Ford ][ Jack Elam ]
The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
[ Gary Cooper ][ Peter Graves ][ Darren McGavin ][ Ralph Bellamy ][ Robert Urich ]
The Big Knife (1955)
[ Jack Palance ][ Strother Martin ]
Oklahoma! (1955)
[ Edward Albert ][ Eddie Albert ][ Ben Johnson ][ James Whitmore ]
Smoke Screen (1954)
On the Waterfront (1954)
[ Marlon Brando ][ Fred Gwynne ][ Karl Malden ][ Martin Balsam ][ Lee J. Cobb ]
Other People's Houses (1953)
Marty (1953)
[ George Maharis ]
Dream House (1953)
The Sixth Anniversary Show (1953)
My Brother's Keeper (1953)
The Inn (1952)
Raymond Schindler, Case One (1952)
The Window (1952)
Teresa (1951)
[ Lee Marvin ][ Robert Wagner ]
Taste of Ashes (1950)


  • He was offered the title role in the movie, Patton (1970), but refused it, saying "I'm not going to glorify war". The role was then given to George C. Scott, who won the Oscar for it. Steiger calls this refusal his "dumbest career move".
  • On April 10, 1997, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His star is located at 7080 Hollywood Blvd.
  • He has a daughter with Claire Bloom, and a son with Paula Ellis.
  • Received the Gift of Life Award after tirelessly speaking out against the social stigma against mental disease, from which he suffered for many years.
  • His daughter, Anna Steiger, is an opera singer.
  • He had an operatic voice; however, he had no ear for keeping in the same key, rendering his singing voice almost useless.
  • He's always said that the favorite of all his films was The Pawnbroker (1964).
  • Enjoyed playing historical figures.
  • Is listed, as of April 29, 2003, as the Centre of the Hollywood Universe by the University of Virginia's Oracle of Kevin Bacon. He can be linked to any other movie actor in the classic Kevin Bacon-Game style in an average of 2.651 steps.
  • Served in the United States Navy in the Pacific during World War II.
  • Steiger, who originated the role of "Marty" in the eponymous TV production Marty (1953) (TV), said that he turned down the role in the 1955 movie production as the Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions contract would have bound him for years. Harold Hecht and Burt Lancaster, on their part, said that they did not want to cast Steiger as they felt the public would not go for the same actor that they had seen for free on TV.
  • He told Robert Osborne during an interview on Turner Classic Movies that when he was in the Navy during World War Two, he used to sing when it was his turn to stand watch on-board ship. The ship's captain, overhearing him one night, put a stop to his impromptu performances.
  • After he played Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (1955), producer David O. Selznick wanted to sign him to a long-term contract and possibly star him in the lead of his proposed remake of Ernest Hemingway's "A Farewell to Arms" opposite David O. Selznick's wife, Jennifer Jones. "But I told him that I must have the right to chose my own mistakes", Steiger told his biographer, Tom Hutchinson. "His face fell - he couldn't believe anyone would refuse him. Neither could my agents!"
  • Most of the solo shots of Steiger during the famous taxicab scene in On the Waterfront (1954) were done after Marlon Brando had left for the day. Marlon Brando had it in his contract that he could finish shooting before the normal quitting time so that he could make his daily session with his psychiatrist. Steiger was deeply hurt and annoyed at Marlon Brando's rudeness and lack of courtesy to a fellow actor, as it was customary for the other actor to feed an actor being shot in closeup their lines or to just be there so the other actor would have the other character to play to. Steiger used his negative emotions to enhance his performance, and though he paid tribute to Marlon Brando as a great actor, he personally loathed him thereafter. Director Elia Kazan stood-in for Marlon Brando in the back of the cab so Steiger would have someone to emote to.
  • Shortly before his death, Steiger had undergone surgery for a (presumably malignant) gall bladder tumor.
  • Campaigned vigorously for a role in The Godfather (1972), which began shooting in early 1971, three years after Steiger had reached the top of his craft, receiving the Academy Award for Best Actor his role as the sheriff in In the Heat of the Night (1967). Surprisingly, the role Steiger wanted was not the title role of Don Vito Corleone (eventually played by his On the Waterfront (1954) co-star Marlon Brando, but the role of Michael Corleone, the Don's youngest son. Paramount executives found his desire to be bizarre as he was much too old for the part and turned him down without even a screen-test.
  • Won the part of Viktor Komarovsky in Doctor Zhivago (1965) only after two other actors turned the part down. After a month went by with Marlon Brando failing to respond to director David Lean's written inquiry into whether he wanted to play Komarovsky, he offered the part to James Mason, who was a generation older than Brando. Lean decided on Mason, who initially accepted the part, as he did not want an actor who would overpower the character of Yuri Zhivago (specifically, to show Zhivago up as a lover of Lara, who would be played by the young Julie Christie, which the charismatic Brando might have done, shifting the sympathy of the audience). Mason eventually dropped out and Steiger accepted the role.

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