If you were going to name the dividing line between being a household name and a star, you might call it “The Roy Scheider Line.” He was definitely the former but not the latter. His roles in The French Connection, Jaws, and All That Jazz certainly earned him an exemplary reputation. But, aside from Jaws, people my age will always think of Blue Thunder. I’m not sure why. And I haven't thought about 2010 in years. Maybe that was for the best.
Here's hoping in the afterlife, he finds a bigger boat.