UPDATED 2\/1\/2021 Do you remember the iconic Jaws cast? Steven Spielberg\u2019s timeless masterpiece, Jaws, has scared generations into staying out of the water. Arguably the biggest star of this thriller is the mechanical shark, aka Jaws, but oddly enough the shark only has 4 minutes of screen time! Can you believe that? For most of the movie, all the audience sees is Jaws\u2019s infamous fin ominously cruising just above the waterline. Although in the end, you do get a pretty good look at him as he is chomping away at the boat. Yeah, I think a bigger boat would have definitely come in handy. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v_u1sHSOynwQ&featureemb_title And who could forget the score? A remarkably simple yet deeply impactful composition consisting of basically 2 notes, E and F. Even people who haven\u2019t seen the movie know what\u2019s up when they hear the impending music. Yes, Jaws is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time, Still scaring audiences decades after its release. Today we are looking back at the legendary cast that made this amazing film the timeless classic that it is. Let's check it out... 1. First up from the 'Jaws' cast... Roy Scheider (Brody) Universal Pictures \/ Wikipedia All hail the chief. While Roy\u2019s acting career actually began in 1951, he really soared to fame with the 1975 thriller Jaws. Given the success of the first film, he would go on to star in its sequel, Jaws 2, as well. But Jaws is not the only classic film Roy took part in. He also starred in The French Connection alongside Gene Hackman which won a whole slew of Oscars including Best Film Editing, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, going to Hackman, and Best Director! Scheider was nominated for Best Supporting Actor but lost to Ben Johnson\u2019s performance in The Last Picture Show. That\u2019s okay, it\u2019s an honor just to be nominated. RELATED: Why The \u2018Jaws\u2019 Theme Music Still Terrifies Us To This Day ROY SCHEIDER \/ JOHN ZISSEL\/ IPOL\/ GLOBE PHOTOS INC. You may not remember because he died early on in the movie but Scheider was also in Marathon Man\u00a0starring the great Dustin Hoffman. Laurence Olivier plays one of the best movie villains of all time, Dr. Zell. If you haven\u2019t seen this, get to it, and if you have, it might be time for a re-watch. Some of his other notable credits include his role in the 1984 film 2010 and\u00a0the \u201890s series SeaQuest 2032. He also co-starred with Sean Connery in the 1990 film The Russia House. In his later years, he did a few episodes of the 2002 TV series, Third Watch, and finished his career with roles in smaller movies B-rated action flicks.\u00a0Overall, he was nominated for two Academy Awards, The French Connection, and 1979\u2019s All That Jazz.\u00a0 Sadly, Scheider passed away in 2008 at the age of 75 after a battle with cancer. We\u2019ll always remember him as \u2018Chief\u2019 though. And, of course, his epic delivery of one of the best movie lines of all time: \u201cYou\u2019re gonna need a bigger boat.\u201d 2. Robert Shaw (Quint) Wikipedia \/ Universal Pictures We all remember Quint; the tough as nails shark hunter who ultimately gets gobbled up by the humongous shark we all know and\u2026 well\u2026 love? Our Quint is a classically trained actor that spent his younger years in the Royal Shakespeare company. This experience came in handy as he was nominated for an Oscar for his role as Henry VIII in the film A Man for All Seasons (1966) which actually ended up winning Best Picture. Robert Shaw \/ Universal Pictures\/Getty Images It\u2019s safe to say Robert Shaw is one of the best character actors of all time. If you primarily know Shaw from Jaws it may be hard to recognize him all cleaned up in the Sean Connery\/James Bond classic From Russia With Love. And who could forget his role as the conned mob boss in The Sting with Paul Newman and Robert Redford? Shaw is most-known for playing Quint in Jaws. An unforgettable role in an unforgettable film. Sadly, he was an alcoholic for most of his life which seemed to run in the family. He was often drunk on the set of filming Jaws as well. At one point he drank so much that he blacked out and needed to be carried back onto the set. Only a few years after the release of Jaws, Shaw, unfortunately, died at the young age of 51 from a heart attack. On the bright side, he did manage to get a lot of great roles in. 3. Richard Dreyfuss (Hooper) Universal Pictures \/ Wikipedia The last surviving crew member of the Orca, Hooper, was played by the legendary Richard Dreyfuss. Dreyfuss was born in Brooklyn but moved to California at a young age and was acting on television as young as 15. But he really became a star in 1973 with his role as Curt Henderson in the George Lucas directed film American Graffiti.\u00a0 But who could forget his incredible performance as Hooper in Jaws, The chemistry between Dreyfuss and Scheider is undeniable. Just watching Dreyfuss crumble up that cup is incredible. Soon after Jaws, Steven Spielberg cast Dreyfuss in another classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. But instead of hunting sharks, this time he is hunting aliens.\u00a0 Richard Dreyfuss \/ s_bukley\/Image Collect Dreyfuss has been incredibly active in the entertainment biz for decades. One of my personal favorites is a comedy from the '90s What About Bob. Dreyfuss plays a successful psychiatrist who is driven insane by his patient, Bob. Recently he played the infamous Bernie Madoff in a TV mini-series and co-starred alongside SNL alum Chevy Chase in a Netflix film called The Last Laugh. Unfortunately, in 2017, Dreyfuss was accused of exposing himself to writer Jessica Teich in the '80s. He responded by denying the allegations, saying he had been overly flirtatious in his past, and that he regretted that behavior, but emphasized that he "value and respect women" and is "not an assaulted." He\u2019s still keeping as busy as ever and we can\u2019t wait to see what he does next! 4. Lorraine Gary (Ellen Brody) Universal Pictures \/ David Livingston\/Getty Images Lorraine (one our 50 Fabulous People of the 1970s) is best known as Ellen Brody, the doting wife to Roy Scheider\u2019s character. While her acting career isn\u2019t nearly as expansive as her co-stars, she did have a few notable film roles including I Never Promised You a Rose Garden in 1977 and a recurring role in the TV series Ironside from '68 to '73.\u00a0 LORRAINE GARY \/ NINA PROMMER\/GLOBE PHOTOS, INC. Following the success of Jaws, she would go on to appear in the sequel as well as the third installment, Jaws: Revenge. However, after the third movie release in 1987, she retired from acting altogether. Spending most of her time as an activist, she is on the Human Rights Watch Women's Rights Advisory Committee which she produced and directed a series of fourteen educational videotapes. Both of her sons, Bill Sheinberg and Jonathan Sheinberg have gone on to become film producers. We bet she\u2019s proud and we\u2019ll always remember her as Ellen Brody. Read onto the NEXT page to see what the rest of the 'Jaws' cast is up to these days... 5. Murray Hamilton (Vaughn) CBS \/ Universal Pictures Enter, the mayor of Amity, who insisted on keeping the beaches open for the 4th of July in the wake of great white shark attacks. Aside from Jaws, he was also best known for his roles in Anatomy of a Murder in 1959, The Hustler in 1961, The Graduate in 1967, and the very-memorable The Amityville Horror in 1979.\u00a0 Murray Hamilton \/ Universal Pictures\/Getty Images He also appeared on popular shows like The Golden Girls and The Twilight Zone in his time.\u00a0 Hamilton worked up until his death in 1986 with his final film being in the 1986 film Whoops Apocalypse. He died at the age of 63 from lung cancer. 6. Carl Gottlieb (Meadows) Universal Pictures \/ Wikipedia If you remember correctly, Carl Gottlieb played the role of Meadows in the film, but he actually had a much bigger role behind the camera of Jaws. He is actually best known for co-writing the script for the successful movie. That\u2019s not the only project he\u2019s written for, he\u2019s also been a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, The Mama Cass Television Program, and The Bob Newhart Show. And of course, he also wrote the script for Jaws 2. Not to mention co-writing with Mr. Steve Martin, one of the best comedies of all time, The Jerk.\u00a0 Carl Gottlieb \/ Kazuki Hirata \/ HollywoodNewsWire.net He has also been involved in writer\u2019s politics, serving the Board of Directors in 1983, and re-elected for numerous terms thereafter. He was also VP of the Guild twice from 1991 to 1994. A true talent in the world of writing! He has not written anything since 2010, and at age 82, it\u2019s safe to say he\u2019s probably settling down now after creating some truly game-changing scripts. 7. Jeffrey Kramer (Deputy Hendricks) Universal Pictures \/ Wikipedia Jeffrey Kramer played the role of Deputy Hendricks, but similar to Gottlieb, he, too, has a very important background in the behind-the-scenes making of films. Kramer is a very successful producer in film and tv, co-producing two incredibly popular TV shows, The Practice and Ally McBeal.\u00a0His role as Hendricks, however, was only his second acting credit, according to his IMDb. Jeffrey Kramer \/ Universal Pictures He did appear on popular shows like M*A*S*H \u00a0and Happy Days and also in the film Halloween II. He has not actively acted in any films in a while, but at 74 years old, he does have a TV series in pre-production that he is the executive producer for. We can\u2019t wait to see what he does beyond that! 8. Susan Backlinie (Chrissie Watkins) Universal Pictures \/ Courtesy Sumter County Sheriff\u2019s Office You may remember Susan Backlinie as Chrissie Watkins, the very first shark attack victim at the beginning of the film. She is known for being a stuntwoman, an important part of the job! Her very first acting credit was in Jaws and she went on to have small, one-off roles in various TV series and films. She retired from acting altogether in 1982.\u00a0She\u2019s a former animal trainer who owned and trained a bear whose growls were later recorded for use as the voice of Chewbacca, according to Peter Mayhew. Susan Backlinie \/ Universal Pictures Reports say that cast member Richard Dreyfuss saw Susan being attacked by the shark on a daily basis while filming and he told her it \u201cabsolutely terrified\u201d him. Contrary to what many people may believe, Susan was intentionally not warned when she was going to be pulled underwater to create genuine reactions of fear and surprise. It definitely worked not just for her, but to also invoke fear in others, which was Steven Spielberg\u2019s main goal as director. In 2018, she was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and failing field sobriety exercises. She was 71 at the time and is now 73, staying under the radar as a computer accountant in Ventura, California. Can you believe it has been 45 years since Jaws was released? It continues to be a go-to summer favorite to invoke total fear of beach vacations. So tell us, were there any specific scenes that you remember vividly, losing over perhaps? Let us know in the comments, we read them all!