“I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten.”
Despite heralding the dawn of the blockbuster, and garnering a Best Picture nomination in 1976, the magnificent, peerless, timeless Jaws did not see any of its stars rewarded with acting nominations.
Of the three, the most memorable, and most interesting character, was Robert Shaw’s Ahab-like Quint, the fishing captain with a deep, profound and personal hatred of sharks. It’s a stunning performance- angry, warm, manic and moving. His startling monologue about the fate of USS Indianapolis, co-written by Shaw, remains one of the finest cinema has ever produced, and still sends shivers up the spine.