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Robert Shaw takes in the rays with buddy Bruce the shark. Shaw famously only got the role after Lee Marvin turned it down and Sterling Hayden was stuck in Paris laden with tax burdens but from this perspective it is impossible to imagine anyone else doing the role. Some Quint facts: Shaw spent lots of time with Martha's Vineyard fisherman Craig Kingsbury (who played Ben Gardner in the film) to soak up his sea saltiness; his unique brand of Quintonomics — "I'll find him for three but I'll catch him and kill him for ten" — was written by John Milius; and in the schoolroom meeting, when exactly did Quint draw that shark in chalk on the blackboard?

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