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Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum, born August 6, 1917, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, became the preeminent Hollywood antihero of the Golden Age, an emblem of effortless cool and on-screen magnetism.

 

Mitchum's first credited feature film role was in the western Border Patrol (1943) and it marked the beginning of a prolific career. His breakthrough role in The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) earned critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination, propelling him into the limelight.

Mitchum established himself as a versatile actor, as at home in the dark alleys of film noir as he was in the open plains of the Wild West. His deep voice and nonchalant style captivated audiences and solidified his status as a Hollywood legend. 

 

Off-screen, Mitchum's rebellious nature and disdain for Hollywood's pretences set him apart. Despite brushes with the law and controversies, his authenticity and independent spirit garnered admiration. His legacy spans over five decades, marked by an array of memorable roles that showcased his unique talent.

 

Despite rumours of affairs with several high-profile actress he remained married to Dorothy Spence from 1940 until his death on July 1, 1997. Mitchum was an actor who defied norms and left an unforgettable imprint on cinema. 

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