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They could never decide to their satisfaction what type I was. One would say, "He's a heart-broken Byronic." Another would say, " No, he ain't; he's an all-American boy." People began talking about Mitchum-type roles, but I still don't know what they mean. They'd paint eyes on my eyelids, man, and I'd walk through it.
Many critics were unconvinced by the 65-year-old Mitchum winning World War II in The Winds of War
(1983). When the producers made a sequel, War and Remembrance
(1988), they worried that a 70-year-old Mitchum would be even less convincing and considered replacing him with James Coburn
. Eventually they decided that what they would gain in fewer wrinkles, they would lose in Mitchum's formidable ...