The genial, versatile and funny George Segal. An actor who, on his own, symbolizes '70s Hollywood, even if he had already become a star by the mid '60s: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Ship of Fools, King Rat, Bye Bye Braverman... Few actors can pride themselves to have co-starred with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Simone Signoret, Richard Widmark, Richard Burton, Natalie Wood, Vivien Leigh, Jane Fonda or Alain Delon and been directed by Mike Nichols, Sidney Lumet and Stanley Kramer. In a career spanning more than 50 years, Oscar nominee George was equally at ease in comedies, dramas, spy thrillers or war movies. The actor always avoided typecasting such as when he played a scientist prone to boost of excessive rage who gets a computer chip implanted in his brain to make things worse in Warner Bros.' sci-fi thriller The Terminal Man, written by Michael Crichton. He chased saboteur Timothy Bottoms across America's world of amusement parks in Rollercoaster, the suspense in Sensurround, as advertised by Universal Studios in the summer of 1977, robbed banks and convenient stores with wife Jane Fonda in the hilarious Fun with Dick and Jane, and paired off with Elliott Gould in Robert Altman's talky gambling comedy California Split. His energy was compelling, he made us love movies even more and was a true gent. The accomplished banjo player also served as Oscar co-host at the 1976 Academy Awards, alongside Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly, Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw.