The actor heavily resisted the film, claiming that there was nothing new to create and that people would be watching the film to see the shark, not him. According to his biographer, Scheider was so desperate to be relieved from the role that he pleaded insanity and went crazy in The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Did Roy Scheider want to make Jaws 2?
Roy Scheider did not originally want to appear in this film, but had recently left the production of The Deer Hunter (1978), which led to conflicts with Universal Pictures, with whom he was locked into a multi-film contract.
What happened to the helicopter pilot in Jaws 2?
Death. After destroying a police helicopter sent to help them and then killing off the pilot, the shark rams the boat armada, sending Bob and Sean into the water. Marge looks for Sean, finally spotting him, bobbing up and down in the water. Marge jumps into the water, swimming after Sean.
Was Spielberg involved in Jaws 2?
Jaws was Steven Spielbergs first blockbuster movie The former originally aired as a TV movie, and the latter — featuring Goldie Hawn — is among Spielbergs most overlooked movies. Jaws 2 was followed by Jaws 3-D and Jaws: The Revenge in 1983 and 1987, respectively. But Spielberg wasnt involved at all.