Knowledge Identifier: +Robert_Mitchum
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1917.
Countries: United States (64%), (9%), United Kingdom (7%)
Linked to: American Film Institute, Lockheed Corporation, Republican Party, Capitol Records
Gary Cooper - Cooper broke through in a supporting role in Wings, the only silent film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, following that with Nevada co-starring Thelma Todd and William Powell, based on the Zane Gray novel, which was remade in 1944 as an early Robert Mitchum vehicle, the only time Cooper and Mitchum played the same role.
At age 14 in Savannah, Georgia, he was arrested for vagrancy and put on a local chain gang.
In 1940 he returned East to marry Dorothy, taking her back to California.
Joe May - May's last film was the early Robert Mitchum vehicle "Johnny Doesn't Live Here Any More", made in 1944 for low budget Monogram Pictures
At the 1946 Academy Awards, The Story of G.I. Joe was nominated for four Oscars, including Mitchum's only nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Teresa Wright - In 1947, Wright appeared in the western "Pursued" opposite Robert Mitchum
Lila Leeds - On September 1, 1948, Leeds gained notoriety for being arrested together with actor Robert Mitchum on charges of marijuana possession
Teresa Wright - In the 1950s, Wright appeared in several unsuccessful films, including "The Capture" , "Something to Live For" , "California Conquest" , "The Steel Trap" , "Count the Hours" , "The Actress" , and "Track of the Cat" opposite Robert Mitchum again
Shelley Winters - Throughout the 1950s, Winters continued in films, including "Meet Danny Wilson" as Frank Sinatra's leading lady, most notably in Charles Laughton's 1955 "Night of the Hunter", with Robert Mitchum and Lillian Gish, and the less successful "I Am A Camera" starring opposite Julie Harris and Laurence Harvey
According to Metro Pulse writer Jack Renfro, the incident occurred in 1952 and may have been witnessed by James Agee, who passed the story on to Mitchumwho not only starred in the movie, but produced the film, co-wrote the screenplay, and is rumored to have directed much of the film himself.
Stanley Kramer's melodrama Not as a Stranger though, released in 1955, was a box office hit for Mitchum.
Walter Schumann - By 1955, Schumann was busy composing and conducting the score to the classic Robert Mitchum film "The Night of the Hunter" and won an Emmy for his wildly popular "Dragnet" theme
James Salter - He used his Korean experience for his first novel, "The Hunters" , which was made into a film starring Robert Mitchum in 1958
Arthur Ripley - Ripley entered the world of academia, helping to establish the Film Center at U.C.L.A. while working occasionally on TV. Ripley returned to directing one more time, at the request of Robert Mitchum, for "Thunder Road" before returning to U.C.L.A. and working until his death in 1961
There is a "Mitchum's Steakhouse" in Trappe, Maryland, where Mitchum and his family lived from 1959 to 1965.
Ken Takakura - Takakura gained international recognition after starring in the 1970 war film "Too Late the Hero" as the cunning Imperial Japanese Major Yamaguchi, the 1975 Sydney Pollack sleeper hit "The Yakuza" with Robert Mitchum, and is probably best known in the West for his role in Ridley Scott's "Black Rain" where he surprises American cops played by Michael Douglas and Andy García with the line, "I do speak fucking English"
Farewell, My Lovely - In 1975, Robert Mitchum starred in a remake of "Farewell, My Lovely"
Jaclyn Smith - In 1980, Smith starred with Robert Mitchum in the suspense thriller "Nightkill"
Mitchum expanded into the medium of television with the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War. The big-budget Herman Wouk story aired on ABC and starred Mitchum as naval officer "Pug" Henry, and examined the events leading up to America's involvement in World War II. He followed it in 1988 with War and Remembrance, which followed America through the war, and returned to the big screen for a memorable supporting role in Bill Murray's Scrooged.
In 1987, Mitchum was the guest host on Saturday Night Live where he played private eye Philip Marlowe for the last time in the parody sketch, "Death Be Not Deadly".
Jane Greer - She even got to make fun of "Out of the Past" in a parody with Robert Mitchum on TV's "Saturday Night Live" in 1987
Mitchum at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival.