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Victor Mature (1913–1999)


American leading man. Born Victor John Mature (to knife sharpener Marcellus George Mature, born Marcello Gelindo Maturi in Pinzolo, Trentino, and a Swiss-American mother, Clara Ackley) in Louisville, Kentucky, Victor Mature worked as a teenager with his father as a salesman for butcher supplies. Hoping to become an actor, he studied at the ... See full bio »

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 1984 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie)
Manoah
 1972 Every Little Crook and Nanny
Carmine Ganucci
 1968 Head
The Big Victor
 1966 After the Fox
Tony Powell
 1961 I tartari
Oleg
 1959 The Big Circus
Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling
 1959 The Bandit of Zhobe
Kasim Khan
 1959 Timbuktu
Mike Conway
 1958 Escort West
Ben Lassiter
 1958 China Doll
Capt. Cliff Brandon
 1958 Tank Force
Sgt. David H. Thatcher
 1957 The Long Haul
Harry Miller
 1957 Pickup Alley
Charles Sturgis
 1956 Zarak
Zarak Khan
 1956 The Sharkfighters
Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves
 1956 Safari
Ken
 1955 The Last Frontier
Jed Cooper
 1955 Violent Saturday
Shelley Martin
 1954 Betrayed
'The Scarf'
 1954 Dangerous Mission
Matt Hallett
 1953 The Veils of Bagdad
Antar
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Bill Blakeley
 1953 The Glory Brigade
Lt. Sam Pryor
 1952 Million Dollar Mermaid
James Sullivan
 1952 Something for the Birds
Steve Bennett
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Lt. Dave Andrews
 1950 Gambling House
Marc Fury
 1950 Stella
Jeff DeMarco
 1950 Wabash Avenue
Andy Clark
 1949 Easy Living
Pete Wilson
 1949 Red, Hot and Blue
Danny James
 1948 Cry of the City
Lt. Candella
 1948 Fury at Furnace Creek
Cash Blackwell / Tex Cameron
 1947 Kiss of Death
Nick Bianco
 1947 Moss Rose
Michael Drego
 1942 Seven Days' Leave
Johnny Grey
 1942 Footlight Serenade
Tommy Lundy
 1942 My Gal Sal
Paul Dresser
 1942 Song of the Islands
Jefferson Harper
 1941 The Shanghai Gesture
Doctor Omar
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Frankie Christopher
 1940 Captain Caution
Dan Marvin
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Stage Play: Lady in the Dark. Musical comedy. Book by Moss Hart. Music by Kurt Weill. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Musical Director: Maurice Abravanel. Music orchestrated by Kurt Weill. Vocal arrangements by Kurt Weill. Production Design by Hassard Short. Lighting Design by Hassard Short. Scenic Design by Harry Horner. Costume Design by Irene ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm an emotional actor. When I'm doing a scene, I really believe it. I live the part as long as I'm in the scene. See more »

Trivia:

He attributed his success in Biblical spectacles to his ability to "make with the holy look." See more »

Trademark:

Making use of his powerful physique, he became associated with "beefcake" scenes involving bondage and torture. In "Samson and Delilah" (1949) he was blinded and forced to turn a gristmill. In "The Robe" (1953) he suffered while stretched out on a torture-table inside a Roman dungeon. In "Zarak" (1957) he endured two separate floggings. In "Timbuktu" (1959) he found himself staked out, ... See more »

Nickname:

Beautiful Hunk of Man See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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