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Where Are They Now? The Stars Of 'Jaws' –– 40 Years Later

Jaws Movie Stars Where Are They Now

Aug. 11 2015, Published 6:47 a.m. ET

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It's the 40th Anniversary of 'JAWS' -- but is it safe to go back in the water? Take a look back on the legendary summer blockbuster of 1975 and where the stars of the iconic film are now!

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Jaws Movie Stars Where Are They Now
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The popular '70s star Roy Scheider, who played Chief Brody, was Oscar-nominated for 1971's The French Connection and the 1979 musical, All That Jazz.

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Sadly, he passed away from cancer in 2008 – but not before delivering the best ad lib in film history: "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

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The acclaimed actor Robert Shaw (Captain Quint) had a distinguished career before Jaws. A notorious drinker, he died of a heart attack at 51 in 1978. "He was a perfect gentleman whenever he was sober … one drink and he turned into a son of a bitch," Scheider once said of his co-star.

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The hippie-like oceanographer, Hooper, played by Richard Dreyfuss, went on to nab an Oscar for the 1977 rom-com, The Goodbye Girl, but briefly derailed his career with drugs. He rebounded and has since had dozens of film roles, plus a new TBS sitcom, Your Family or Mine.

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The shark's first meal, Chrissie Watkins, played by Susan Backlinie, was a stuntwoman who convinced director Steven Spielberg to use her as an actress.

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She's now settled as a California accountant, but only after spending 10 years sailing the world!

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