(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)
Loretta G. Sebena
Marcellus George Mature
| Clara Ackley
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One time he [Cecil B. DeMille
] came up to me and said, "Victor, my boy. We're ready to do the scene where you fight the lion. We have a real lion, but he's very tame, a very sweet old lion. His name is Jackie. When you fight him, I'd like you to put your head in his mouth. Now don't worry; nothing can happen - Jackie has no teeth." I said, "Mr. DeMille, I don't even want to be gummed!" I did not ...
Applying for membership in the swank Los Angeles Country Club at the height of his fame, Mature was turned down and told that the golfing facility did not accept actors as members. His response: "I'm not an actor - and I've got 64 films to prove it!".
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
(1956), he endured two separate floggings; and in Timbuktu
(1958), he found himself staked out, ...