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Ed Perkins (as Steve Reves)
Invented, and wrote a book on, Power Walking.
1 Print Biography |
1 Interview |
6 Articles |
2 Magazine Cover Photos |
Steve Reeves Mr. Universe of 1950 | S. Reeves | Steve Reves
6' 1" (1.85 m)
Did You Know?
Filmmaking in Europe was a little different from working in the United States. There's a scene in 'Hercules' where I'm in chains -- they looked like steel, but they were actually made of wood -- and I had to swing these chains at my supposed enemies who were advancing towards me. Well, I didn't want to really strike someone so I kind of held back with my motions. The director yelled, 'Swing those...
In 1949 director Cecil B. DeMille
considered (and came very close) casting Reeves as Samson in Samson and Delilah
(1949) after Burt Lancaster
proved unavailable. Although DeMille liked Reeves and thought he was perfect for the role, a dispute between Reeves and the studio over his physique forced DeMille to recast the role of Samson with Victor Mature
. After becoming popular in the late 1950s and...
Strong, statuesque frame
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