Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register Now to see X-MEN First Class!
Feature
The Unsung Heroes Of Jaws
Costume designers! Stunt men! Poster designers! We salute you….

submit to reddit

1 2 3 4 5
Back 3 of 5 Next

Shari Rhodes (Casting Director)

The first half of Jaws is filled with wondrous, unforgettable background characters creating the rich tapestry of life in a seaside town. The lady who is the first to enter the water before Alex Kintner’s death. The Amity Harbour master with his pipe and Scorsese-esque eyebrows. The black haired motel owner who doesn’t find the reward money gag (“Cash or cheque?”) funny. The two clowns who catch the tiger fish. These indelible bit-parts are the handi-work of Shari Rhodes, a casting director who was an expert in the now defunct art of finding talent and extras on location rather than bringing in standard LA types (look at the beach scenes in Jaws — it is a real beach filled with people of all shapes and sizes). She worked with Spielberg again on Close Encounters and also cast Silverado, Terms Of Endearment, Mississippi Burning and TV shows ranging from Dallas to Breaking Bad. She passed away in 2009. Here is a tribute to some of the fantastic faces she discovered for Jaws.


Tom Cassidy (Jonathan Filley)

Peggy Scott (Polly)

Steven Pottter (Pipit's owner)

Pipit (Pipit)

Alfred Wilde (Bad Hat Harry)

Jane Courtney (Motel Owner Mrs. Taft)

Ed Chalmers and Bob Chambers (Jetty Bozos)

Donald Poole (Amity Harbour master Frank Silva)

Craig Kingsbury (Ben Gardner)

Robert Nevin (Medical Examiner)

Lee Fierro (Mrs Kintner)

Henry Carreiro (Felix — Tiger shark bozo)

Dick Young (Pratt — Tiger shark bozo)

Stephen and Jonathan Searle (Fake shark Fin pranksters)

Carla Hogendyk (Artist by the estuary)

1 2 3 4 5
Back
3 of 5
Next

Have Your Say
Register or login now to let us know what you think.


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

The 10 Most Exciting Movies At Cannes 2014
Empire's pick of the Croisette's finest

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Ten Things To Know About The Spooks Movie
Under the hood of The Greater Good

Who’s In Spider-Man’s Sinister Six?
A bluffer’s guide to the planned spin-off from the Amazing Spider-films

14 YouTube Videos Every Game Of Thrones Fan Should Have Watched By Now
From goats singing the theme tune to every death in under three minutes

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)