"The Ballard of Thunder Road" (from his film Thunder Road
(1958); reached #5 in US (some markets, #1).
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RKO made the same film with me for ten years. They were so alike I wore the same suit in six of them and the same Burberry trench coat. They made a male Jane Russell
out of me. I was the staff hero. They got so they wanted me to take some of my clothes off in the pictures. I objected to this, so I put on some weight and looked like a Bulgarian wrestler when I took my shirt off. Only two pictures ...
Early in his career many newspapers and fan magazines promoted him as a "new" Clark Gable
, perhaps because both actors had strongly masculine images and powerful, distinctive voices. With Out of the Past
(1947) however, Mitchum proved that he was a great star in his own right.
On and off-screen, he was known for his facade of cool, sleepy-eyed indifference