President of the Motion Picture Academy
4 Biographical Movies |
5 Print Biographies |
3 Portrayals |
28 Articles |
2 Pictorials |
10 Magazine Cover Photos |
6' 2½" (1.89 m)
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[on Robert Mitchum
] I had given him the role and had paid him a terrific amount of money. It was obvious he had the better role. I thought he would understand that, but he apparently thought he acted me off the screen. I didn't think highly of him for that.
His few attempts to play a villain were considered unsuccessful, perhaps because the public could not accept Peck as anything other than a man who ultimately did the right thing.. He was considered too young at 38 (the movie was filmed in 1954) to play Captain Ahab in Moby Dick
(1956), especially since the character was described in Herman Melville
's novel as an old man. Peck admitted he only ...
Often plays leaders or authority figures