Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, Uma Thurman, it tells several stories of criminal Los Angeles; the film's title refers to the pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid-20th century, known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue. Tarantino wrote Pulp Fiction in 1992 and 1993, incorporating scenes that Avary wrote for True Romance, its plot occurs out of chronological order. The film is self-referential from its opening moments, beginning with a title card that gives two dictionary definitions of "pulp". Considerable screen time is devoted to monologues and casual conversations with eclectic dialogue revealing each character's perspectives on several subjects, the film features an ironic combination of humor and strong violence. TriStar Pictures turned down the script as "too demented". Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein was enthralled and the film became the first that Miramax financed.
Pulp Fiction won the Palme d'Or at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival, was a major critical and commercial success. It was nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, won Best Original Screenplay, its development, marketing and profitability had a sweeping effect on independent cinema. Pulp Fiction has been regarded as Tarantino's masterpiece, with particular praise for its screenwriting; the self-reflexivity, unconventional structure, extensive homage and pastiche have led critics to describe it as a touchstone of postmodern film. It is considered a cultural watershed, influencing movies and other media that adopted elements of its style. In 2008, Entertainment Weekly named it the best film since 1983 and it has appeared on many critics' lists of the greatest films made. In 2013, Pulp Fiction was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as "culturally or aesthetically significant". Pulp Fiction's narrative is told out of chronological order, follows three main interrelated stories: Mob contract killer Vincent Vega is the protagonist of the first story, prizefighter Butch Coolidge is the protagonist of the second, Vincent's partner Jules Winnfield is the protagonist of the third.
The film begins with a diner hold-up staged by a couple moves to the stories of Vincent and Butch. It returns to where it began, in the diner. There are a total of seven narrative sequences. Sequences 1 and 7 overlap and are presented from different points of view, as do sequences 2 and 6. According to Philip Parker, the structural form is "an episodic narrative with circular events adding a beginning and end and allowing references to elements of each separate episode to be made throughout the narrative". Other analysts describe the structure as a "circular narrative". Hitmen Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega arrive at an apartment to retrieve a briefcase for their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace, from an associate, Brett. After Vincent checks the contents of the briefcase, Jules shoots one of Brett's associates declaims a passage from the Bible before he and Vincent kill Brett for trying to double-cross Marsellus, they take the briefcase to Marsellus, but have to wait while he bribes champion boxer Butch Coolidge to take a dive in his upcoming match.
The next day, Vincent purchases heroin from his drug dealer, Lance. He shoots up drives to meet Marsellus's wife Mia, whom he had agreed to escort while Marsellus was out of town, they eat at a 1950s-themed restaurant and participate in a twist contest return home with the trophy. While Vincent is in the bathroom, Mia finds his heroin, mistakes it for cocaine, snorts it, overdoses. Vincent rushes her to Lance's house. Butch double-crosses wins the bout, accidentally killing his opponent. At the motel where he and his girlfriend Fabienne are lying low and preparing to flee, Butch discovers she has forgotten to pack his father's gold watch, a beloved heirloom, flies into a rage. Returning to his apartment to retrieve the watch, he notices a gun on the kitchen counter and hears the toilet flush. Vincent exits Butch shoots him dead; as Butch waits at a traffic light in his car, Marsellus spots him by chance and chases him into a pawnshop. The owner, captures them at gunpoint and ties them up in the basement.
Maynard is joined by a security guard. Butch knocks out the gimp, he decides to save Marsellus, returning with a katana from the pawnshop. He kills Maynard. Marsellus informs Butch that they are as long as he tells no one about the rape and departs Los Angeles forever. Butch picks up Fabienne on Zed's chopper. Earlier, after Vincent and Jules have executed Brett in his apartment, another man bursts out of the bathroom and shoots at them wildly, missing every time. Jules professe
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership. Founded in 1851, the paper has won more than any other newspaper; the Times is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U. S; the paper is owned by The New York Times Company, publicly traded and is controlled by the Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure. It has been owned by the family since 1896. G. Sulzberger, the paper's publisher, his father, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr. the company's chairman, are the fourth and fifth generation of the family to helm the paper. Nicknamed "The Gray Lady", the Times has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record"; the paper's motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print", appears in the upper left-hand corner of the front page. Since the mid-1970s, The New York Times has expanded its layout and organization, adding special weekly sections on various topics supplementing the regular news, editorials and features.
Since 2008, the Times has been organized into the following sections: News, Editorials/Opinions-Columns/Op-Ed, New York, Sports of The Times, Science, Home and other features. On Sunday, the Times is supplemented by the Sunday Review, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine and T: The New York Times Style Magazine; the Times stayed with the broadsheet full-page set-up and an eight-column format for several years after most papers switched to six, was one of the last newspapers to adopt color photography on the front page. The New York Times was founded as the New-York Daily Times on September 18, 1851. Founded by journalist and politician Henry Jarvis Raymond and former banker George Jones, the Times was published by Raymond, Jones & Company. Early investors in the company included Edwin B. Morgan, Christopher Morgan, Edward B. Wesley. Sold for a penny, the inaugural edition attempted to address various speculations on its purpose and positions that preceded its release: We shall be Conservative, in all cases where we think Conservatism essential to the public good.
We do not believe that everything in Society is either right or wrong. In 1852, the newspaper started a western division, The Times of California, which arrived whenever a mail boat from New York docked in California. However, the effort failed. On September 14, 1857, the newspaper shortened its name to The New-York Times. On April 21, 1861, The New York Times began publishing a Sunday edition to offer daily coverage of the Civil War. One of the earliest public controversies it was involved with was the Mortara Affair, the subject of twenty editorials in the Times alone; the main office of The New York Times was attacked during the New York City Draft Riots. The riots, sparked by the beginning of drafting for the Union Army, began on July 13, 1863. On "Newspaper Row", across from City Hall, Henry Raymond stopped the rioters with Gatling guns, early machine guns, one of which he manned himself; the mob diverted, instead attacking the headquarters of abolitionist publisher Horace Greeley's New York Tribune until being forced to flee by the Brooklyn City Police, who had crossed the East River to help the Manhattan authorities.
In 1869, Henry Raymond died, George Jones took over as publisher. The newspaper's influence grew in 1870 and 1871, when it published a series of exposés on William Tweed, leader of the city's Democratic Party—popularly known as "Tammany Hall" —that led to the end of the Tweed Ring's domination of New York's City Hall. Tweed had offered The New York Times five million dollars to not publish the story. In the 1880s, The New York Times transitioned from supporting Republican Party candidates in its editorials to becoming more politically independent and analytical. In 1884, the paper supported Democrat Grover Cleveland in his first presidential campaign. While this move cost The New York Times a portion of its readership among its more progressive and Republican readers, the paper regained most of its lost ground within a few years. After George Jones died in 1891, Charles Ransom Miller and other New York Times editors raised $1 million dollars to buy the Times, printing it under the New York Times Publishing Company.
However, the newspaper was financially crippled by the Panic of 1893, by 1896, the newspaper had a circulation of less than 9,000, was losing $1,000 a day. That year, Adolph Ochs, the publisher of the Chattanooga Times, gained a controlling interest in the company for $75,000. Shortly after assuming control of the paper, Ochs coined the paper's slogan, "All The News That's Fit To Print"; the slogan has appeared in the paper since September 1896, has been printed in a box in the upper left hand corner of the front page since early 1897. The slogan was a jab at competing papers, such as Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, which were known for a lurid and inaccurate reporting of facts and opinions, described by the end of the century as "yellow journalism". Under Ochs' guidance, aided by Carr
Richard Bartlett Schroder, Jr. is an American actor and film director. As a child actor, billed as Ricky Schroder, Schroder debuted in the film The Champ, going on to become a child star on the sitcom Silver Spoons, he has continued acting as an adult billed as Rick Schroder, notably'Newt' on the western miniseries Lonesome Dove and the crime-drama series NYPD Blue. Schroder was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, raised on Staten Island, New York City, he is the son of Diane and Richard Schroder, both former employees of AT&T. Schroder's mother quit her job to raise him and his sister Dawn, taking him to photo shoots when he was only three months old; as a child, Schroder appeared in many catalogs, by age six, he had appeared in 60 advertisements. Schroder made his film debut as the son of Jon Voight's character in The Champ, a 1979 remake of the 1931 film of the same title, he was nominated for, subsequently won, a Golden Globe award in 1980 for Best New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture.
Following his role in The Champ, Schroder was removed from school by his parents in the third grade to focus on his career. He moved to Los Angeles with his mother, but his father remained in New York City and kept his job with AT&T; the following year, Schroder appeared in the Disney feature film The Last Flight of Noah's Ark with Elliott Gould. He starred as the title character in Little Lord Fauntleroy, alongside Alec Guinness. Schroder became well known as the star of the television series Silver Spoons, he played a starring role as Ricky Stratton, the son of a wealthy and eccentric millionaire, Eddie Stratton. His performance earned him two Young Artist Awards, he struggled with his identity as an actor. Prospective roles were rare, he was designated to play boyish-looking teenagers or blond-haired heartthrobs. Schroder avoided the vices of other child actors and attempted to establish himself as a more mature actor, dropping the "y" from his first name, his mother enrolled him in Calabasas High School, but Schroder had trouble adjusting to the new environment.
In 1988, the year after Silver Spoons ended, Schroder starred in a primetime CBS TV movie based on a true story, the drama Too Young the Hero, as a 12-year-old who passes for 17 to enlist in World War II. He appeared as the guest timekeeper in Wrestlemania 2 for a match between Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy, he was ranked # 18 in # 33 in the 100 Greatest Teen Stars list. After graduating from high school, Schroder enrolled himself in Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado. Still accepting jobs in various TV movies during this time, Schroder still struggled to establish himself as a serious adult actor, modifying his childhood nickname to Rick Schroder, he bought a large piece of land in Colorado. His co-starring role in the Western mini-series Lonesome Dove and its sequel, Return to Lonesome Dove, helped in his attempt to be recognized in more mature roles, his roles as Danny Sorenson on three seasons of NYPD Blue, nurse Paul Flowers in Scrubs, Dr. Dylan West on Strong Medicine, Mike Doyle on the 2007 season of 24 worked to cement that perception with the viewing audience.
In 2004, Schroder directed the feature film Black Cloud, a drama about a Navajo boxer. The same year he directed and starred in the music video for "Whiskey Lullaby", a song by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss. Schroder's son Luke and daughter Cambrie appeared in the video; the same directorial experience garnered Schroder another award for Best Music Video at the 2005 Nashville Film Festival. At the 2005 CMT Music Awards, the video won an award for Collaborative Video of the Year, while Schroeder won for Director of the Year. In 2007, Schroder announced that he was changing his credit back to "Ricky" beginning with his role on 24. In an interview, he admitted that changing his name from "Ricky" to "Rick" at 18, upon prompting by his agent, was a mistake. "'Rick' never fit," he said. "I tried for 18 years to make it work, no one wanted to call me'Rick'. It should always have been'Ricky'. That's what it always should have been, so I'm going back to it."In 2009, he directed the adventure horror film Hellhounds.
In June 2009, at Andrea's strong urging, Schroder moved to Spain. They rented a home in Barcelona for a year, celebrated Schroder's 40th birthday in Marrakesh, Morocco. After returning in June 2010, Schroder went back to the entertainment industry, he guest-starred in a January 2011 episode of ABC's No Ordinary Family. His production company, Ricky Schroder Productions, has produced Starting Strong, a TV show for the U. S. Army, since 2013, as well as other projects including The Fighting Season. In 2013, the production company produced the movie Our Wild Hearts for the Hallmark Channel, in which Schroder starred with his daughter Cambrie. While in Canada filming the television movie Blood River in 1991, Schroder met a 19-year-old student named Andrea Bernard; the couple married on September 26, 1992, went on to have four children: Holden, named after Schroder's The Earthling co-star William Holden, Luke and Faith. He is a convert member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his wife was a contestant on Top Design on Bravo.
She is a regular on the Hallmark Channel's Home and Family, owns a candle company with distribution through Hallmark and Nordstrom and is a real estate developer. On September 13, 2016, it was announced that Andrea had filed for divorce weeks before their 24th anniversary. Schroder is an active member of the National Rifle Association and is active within childr
Michael Massey, professionally known as Mike Massey, is an American professional pocket-billiards player, best known as a trick-shot artist since the late 1970s, who has given substantial visibility to the sport by traveling the globe to perform exhibitions and compete in a variety of disciplines. He has won professional national and international tournaments in trick-shot competition, nine-ball, eight-ball, straight-pool, one-pocket, he has become more influential in the sport as an accomplished instructor and fund-raiser. From 1989 to 1991 he served as a contributing editor of The Snap Magazine. Massey was born in Loudon and for several years lived in Chattanooga, where he owned a pool hall, he has the nickname of "Tennessee Tarzan". Massey was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Billiard Congress of America on April 7, 2005. For 2007 he was ranked as #8 in Pool & Billiard Magazine's poll of the "Fans' Top 20 Favorite Players". In 1991, Massey took part in the inaugural World Trickshot Championship in the United Kingdom and despite not winning the event, demonstrated his skills in a special "duel" against the former World Snooker Champion Steve Davis before a live audience, hosted by TV personality Jeremy Beadle.
Massey demonstrated his ability to impart spin onto a ball with his hand, throwing cue balls from the baulk end of the 12-foot-long snooker table, which would curve around and travel behind the black spot to pocket a red ball placed in front of the top righthand pocket, without the cue ball touching a cushion. Massey used props and illusion as an integral part of his routine, such as two balls bonded together, magic props and card tricks. In the words of the 1991 World Trickshot Champion Terry Griffiths: "I feel quite embarrassed to have won actually. I think it was maybe a touch of nerves that put him off tonight." Massey would go on to win the event in years. Massey was notable for his ability to pick up twice as many pool balls using only one hand than anyone else, a skill he claimed had won him many bets. During the aforementioned Duel with Steve Davis, he managed to pick up 8 balls, with Davis managing to pick up 5. Massey stated. Massey was able to achieve his total of 8 balls by holding a ball between each finger picking up 3 more using his palm and thumb muscle.
2007 Pool & Billiard Magazine Fans' Top 20 Favorite Players, #8 2005 induction into the Billiard Congress of America's Hall of Fame 2004 Trick Shot Magic Champion 2003 Trick Shot Magic Champion 2003 World Artistic Pool Champion 2002 World Artistic Pool Champion 2002 BCA North American Artistic Pool Champion 2001 Trick Shot Magic Champion 2000 World Artistic Pool Champion 2000 BCA North American Artistic Pool Champion 2000 World Artistic Pool Champion 2000 Trick Shot Magic Champion 1996 Snooker World Trick Shot Champion 1992 Snooker World Trick Shot Champion 1997 Senior Nine-ball Masters Champion 1996 winning team member in the Mosconi Cup, Team USA 1996 Dutch National Eight-ball Champion 1996 Hall of Fame Eight-ball Champion High runs of 9 racks of nine-ball in tournament play, 13 racks in challenge match play High run of 224 balls in straight pool 11,230 balls pocketed in marathon shooting 8,090 balls pocketed in marathon shooting with one arm World record for most racks of nine-ball run in 24-hour period: 330 racks on live television in Austria
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Samuel Goldwyn Films is an American film company that licenses and distributes art-house and foreign films. It was founded by Samuel Goldwyn Jr. the son of the Hollywood business magnate/mogul, Samuel Goldwyn. The current incarnation is a successor to The Samuel Goldwyn Company. After The Samuel Goldwyn Company was acquired by Orion Pictures Corporation in 1996 and by MGM in 1997, Samuel Goldwyn Jr. founded Samuel Goldwyn Films as an independent production/distribution studio. Until his passing, the younger Goldwyn owned sole rights to the use of the name and signature logo as part of the settlement of his 1999 lawsuit against MGM, which changed its Goldwyn subsidiary's name to G2 Films; this is a list of films produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films. The Samuel Goldwyn Company, predecessor to Samuel Goldwyn Films Samuel Goldwyn Studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Samuel Goldwyn Television Samuel Goldwyn Productions Official website Samuel Goldwyn Films on IMDb The Samuel Goldwyn Company on IMDb
Glossary of cue sports terms
The following is a glossary of traditional English-language terms used in the three overarching cue sports disciplines: carom billiards referring to the various carom games played on a billiard table without pockets. There are hybrid pocket/carom games such as English billiards; the term "billiards" is sometimes used to refer to all of the cue sports, to a specific class of them, or to specific ones such as English billiards. The labels "British" and "UK" as applied to entries in this glossary refer to terms originating in the UK and used in countries that were recently part of the British Empire and/or are part of the Commonwealth of Nations, as opposed to US terminology; the terms "American" or "US" as applied here refer to North American usage. However, due to the predominance of US-originating terminology in most internationally competitive pool, US terms are common in the pool context in other countries in which English is at least a minority language, US terms predominate in carom billiards.
British terms predominate in the world of snooker, English billiards and blackball, regardless of the players' nationalities. The term "blackball" is used in this glossary to refer to both blackball and eight-ball pool as played in the Commonwealth, as a shorthand. Blackball was chosen because it is less ambiguous, blackball is globally standardized by an International Olympic Committee-recognized governing body, the World Pool-Billiard Association. Foreign-language terms are not within the scope of this list, unless they have become an integral part of billiards terminology in English, or they are crucial to meaningful discussion of a game not known in the English-speaking world. 1-cushion See the Straight rail billiards main article for the game sometimes called "one-cushion". 1-pocket See the One-pocket main article for the game. 3-ball See the Three-ball main article for the game. 3-cushion See the Three-cushion billiards main article for the game. 4-ball See the Yotsudama main article for the modern Asian game called "four-ball".
See the American four-ball billiards main article for the nineteenth-century game. 5-pins See the Five-pin billiards main article for the Italian, now internationally standardized game, or Danish pin billiards for the five-pin traditional game of Denmark. 6-ball See the Nine-ball#Six-ball sub-article for the game. 8-ball See the Eight-ball main article for the game. See the 8 ball entry, under the "E" section below, for the ball. See 8 ball for derivative uses. 9-ball See the Nine-ball main article for the game. See the 9 ball entry, under the "N" section below, for the ball. 9-pins See the Goriziana main article for the game sometimes called nine-pins. 10-ball See the Ten-ball main article for the game. Above Used in snooker in reference to the position of the cue ball, it is above the object ball if it is off-straight on the baulk cushion side of the imaginary line for a straight pot. It is common to use the term high instead. Action 1. Gambling or the potential for gambling. 2. Lively results on a ball the cue ball, from the application of spin.
3. Short for cue action. Added Used with an amount to signify money added to a tournament prize fund in addition to the amount accumulated from entry fees. Ahead race Also ahead session. A match format in which a player has to establish a lead of an agreed number of frames in order to win. Contrast race. Aiming line An imaginary line drawn from the desired path an object ball is to be sent and the center of the object ball. Anchor To freeze a ball to a cushion; this term is obsolete balkline billiards jargon. Anchor nurse A type of nurse shot used in carom billiards games. With one object ball being anchored to a cushion and the second object ball just away from the cushion, the cue ball is grazed across the face of both balls, freezing the away ball to the rail and moving the frozen ball away the same distance its partner was in an identical but reversed configuration, in position to be struck again by the cue ball from the opposite side to repeat this pattern and forth. Compare cradle cannon. Anchor space A 7-inch square box drawn on the table in balkline billiards, from the termination of a balkline with the cushion, thus defining a restricted space in which only 3 points may be scored before one ball must be driven from the area.
It developed to curtail the effectiveness of the chuck nurse, which in turn had been invented to thwart the effectiveness of Parker's box in stopping lo
Rodney Stephen Steiger was an American actor, noted for his portrayal of offbeat volatile and crazed characters. Cited as "one of Hollywood's most charismatic and dynamic stars", he is associated with the art of method acting, embodying the characters he played, which at times led to clashes with directors and co-stars, he starred as Marlon Brando's mobster brother Charley in On the Waterfront, the title character Sol Nazerman in The Pawnbroker, as police chief Bill Gillespie opposite Sidney Poitier in the film In the Heat of the Night which won him the Academy Award for Best Actor. Steiger was born in the son of a vaudevillian, he had a difficult childhood, with an alcoholic mother from whom he ran away at the age of 16. After serving in the South Pacific Theater during World War II, he began his acting career with television roles in 1947, went on to garner critical acclaim for his portrayal of the main character in the teleplay "Marty", he made his stage debut in 1946, in a production of Curse you, Jack Dalton! at the Civic Repertory Theatre of Newark, subsequently appeared in productions such as An Enemy of the People, Clifford Odets's Night Music, Seagulls Over Sorrento and Rashomon.
Steiger made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Teresa in 1951, subsequently appeared in films such as The Big Knife, Oklahoma!, Across the Bridge and Al Capone. After Steiger's performance in The Pawnbroker in 1964, in which he played an embittered Jewish Holocaust survivor working as a pawnbroker in New York City, he portrayed an opportunistic Russian politician in David Lean's Doctor Zhivago. In the Heat of the Night won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Steiger, lauded for his performance as a Mississippi police chief who learns to respect an African-American officer as they search for a killer; the following year, he played a serial killer of many guises in No Way to Treat a Lady. During the 1970s, Steiger turned to European productions in his search for more demanding roles, he portrayed Napoleon Bonaparte in Waterloo, a Mexican bandit in Sergio Leone's Duck, You Sucker!, Benito Mussolini in Last Days of Mussolini, ended the decade playing a disturbed priest in The Amityville Horror.
By the 1980s, heart problems and depression took its toll on Steiger's career, he found it difficult to find employment, agreeing to appear in low-budget B movies. One of his final roles was as judge H. Lee Sarokin in the prison drama The Hurricane, which reunited him with In the Heat of the Night director Norman Jewison. Steiger was married five times, had a daughter, opera singer Anna Steiger, a son, Michael Steiger, he died of pneumonia and kidney failure as a result of complications from surgery for a gall bladder tumor on July 9, 2002, aged 77, in Los Angeles, was survived by his fifth wife Joan Benedict Steiger. Steiger was born on April 14, 1925 in Westhampton, New York, the only child of Lorraine and Frederick Steiger, of French and German descent. Rod was raised as a Lutheran, he never knew his father, a vaudevillian, part of a traveling song-and-dance team with Steiger's mother, but was told that he was a handsome Latino-looking man, a talented musician and dancer. Biographer Tom Hutchinson describes him as a "shadowy, fugitive figure", one who "haunted" Rod throughout his life and was an "invisible presence and unseen influence".
Hutchinson described Steiger's mother as "plump and small, with long auburn hair". She had a good singing voice and nearly became a Hollywood actress, but after a leg surgery permanently impaired her walking ability, she gave up acting and turned to alcohol; as a result, she moved away from Westhampton to raise her son. They moved through several towns, including Irvington and Bloomfield, before settling in Newark, New Jersey, her alcoholism caused Steiger much embarrassment, the family was mocked by other children and their parents within the community. At the age of five he was sexually abused by a pedophile who lured him in with a butterfly collection. Steiger said of his troubled family background: "If you had the choice of having the childhood you experienced, with your alcoholic mother and being the famous actor you are today, or having a loving, secure childhood and not being famous, which would you take? A loving, secure childhood in a New York minute". During the last 11 years of her life, Steiger's mother stayed sober and attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Steiger recalled: "I was so proud of her. She turned herself around, she came alive again". During his childhood, owing to his considerable strength and bulk, Steiger became known as "The Rock". Despite being mocked over his mother's alcoholism, he was a popular figure at school and an able softball player, he displayed an interest in writing poetry and acting during his adolescent years, appeared in several school plays while at West Side High School in Newark. Tired of fighting with his mother, he ran away from home at age sixteen to join the United States Navy during World War II, he enlisted on May 11, 1942, received his training at the U. S. Naval Training Station in Newport, Rhode Island, he joined the newly commissioned USS Taussig on May 20, 1944. While serving as a torpedoman on destroyers, he saw action in the South Pacific, including the Battle of Iwo Jima. Steiger commented: "I loved the Navy. I was stupid enough to think I was being heroic", his experiences during the war haunted him for the rest of his life the loss of Americans during the Battle of Iwo Jima, as well a