Robert Mitchum

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Film Actor, Actor, Songwriter, Singer(1917–1997)
A legendary tough guy on and off-screen, Robert Mitchum was one of the most memorable leading men of the 20th century.

Synopsis

Robert Mitchum was one of the most memorable leading men of the 20th century. After a youth spent as a vagrant and professional boxer, he found employment in the film industry as an extra in 1943. A legendary tough guy on and off-screen, Mitchum was associated with the post-war film noir thriller, his laconic, heavy-lidded manner was deceptively casual, disguising a potent screen presence.

Acting Career

Actor Robert Mitchum was born on August 6, 1917, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A legendary tough guy on and off-screen, Mitchum was one of the most memorable leading men of the 20th century. After a youth spent as a laborer, vagrant and professional boxer, he went to Hollywood, where he found employment in the film industry as an extra in 1943. A prolific leading man particularly associated with the post-war film noir thriller, his laconic, heavy-lidded manner was deceptively casual, disguising a potent screen presence.

Mitchum's films included Out of the Past (1947), Night of the Hunter (1955), The Sundowners (1960) and Farewell My Lovely (1975, as Philip Marlowe). Among later films were Mr North (1988) and Dead Man (1996). He also appeared in several television films and series.

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