(10/28/48) Radio: Appeared (as "Nick Bianco") in a "Screen Guild Theatre" broadcast of "Kiss of Death".
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6' 2" (1.88 m)
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I'm pretty proud of about 50% of my motion pictures. 'Demetrius and the Gladiators' wasn't bad. 'The Robe' and 'Samson and Delilah' weren't bad. I made 72 of them and I made close to $18 million. So, what the hell? Now I can retire and enjoy life.
Victor's father, Marcello Gelindo Maturi (later Marcellus George Mature), a knife sharpener and cutler, was born in 1877 in the town of Pinzolo, in the Italian Tyrolean region of Trentino, which was then under the rule of the Austria-Hungary Empire, and was returned to Italian sovereignty in 1918, after WWI. Victor's mother, Clara P. (Ackley), was born in Kentucky. Victor's maternal grandfather, ...
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, ...