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Rod Steiger

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The Resume

    (April 14, 1925-July 9, 2002)
    Won the 1967 Best Actor Oscar (In the Heat of the Night)
    Acted in 'On the Waterfront,' 'The Pawnbroker,' 'Dr. Zhivago,' 'The Illustrated Man,' 'W.C. Fields and Me' and 'The Hurricane'

Why he might be annoying:

    When he lost the 1965 Best Actor Oscar to Lee Marvin, he was so surprised that he choked.
    He played the title role in the television version of 'Marty,' but turned down the film version.
    Ernest Borgnine won an Oscar for his performance in the title role of the film 'Marty.'
    He was frequently guilty of over-acting.
    He promoted himself for the role of Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather' despite author Mario Puzo telling his agent that he was twenty years too old for the part.
    He was married four times.
    He suffered from depression.
    He wears a toupee.

Why he might not be annoying:

    His famous scene in the back of the cab with Marlon Brando is 'On the Waterfront' was said to be largely improvised.
    He is an advocate for the mentally ill.
    He is left handed.

Credit: Jon Mullich

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 76 Votes: 61.84% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 126 Votes: 58.73% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 19 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 85 Votes: 51.76% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 90 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 34 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 85 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 112 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 11 Votes: 45.45% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 32 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 31 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 59 Votes: 45.76% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 124 Votes: 49.19% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 159 Votes: 45.91% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 234 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 289 Votes: 56.06% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 593 Votes: 51.77% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1069 Votes: 56.22% Annoying