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Steve Reeves (I) (1926–2000)


Though he did not possess a Herculean acting talent by any stretch, handsome bodybuilder Steve Reeves certainly had an enviable Herculean physique, and made plenty good use of it in Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s portraying some of filmdom's most famous bronzed gods. Reeves was originally a Montana boy born on a cattle ranch in 1926.... See full bio »

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Known For

Le fatiche di Ercole
Le fatiche di Ercole Ercole (Hercules)
(1958)
Duel of the Titans
(1961)
The Last Days of Pompeii
(1959)

Filmography

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 1968 A Long Ride from Hell
Mike Sturges
 1964 I pirati della Malesia
Sandokan
 1963 Sandokan the Great
Sandokan
 1962 The Avenger
Enea / Aeneas
 1962 The Slave
Randus - son of Spartacus
 1961 Duel of the Titans
Romulus
 1961 The Trojan Horse
Aeneas
 1961 The Thief of Baghdad
Karim
 1960 Morgan, the Pirate
Henry Morgan
 1959 The Giant of Marathon
Phillipides
 1959 The Last Days of Pompeii
Glaucus Leto
 1959 Goliath and the Barbarians
Emiliano (a.k.a. "Goliath")
 1959 Agi Murad il diavolo bianco
Agi / Hadji Murad, the White Warrior
 1959 Ercole e la regina di Lidia
Hercules
 1958 Le fatiche di Ercole
Ercole (Hercules)
 1957 The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (TV Series)
Foley
- Harry Returns Early (1957) ... Foley
 1954 Athena
Ed Perkins (as Steve Reves)
 1954 Jail Bait
Lieutenant Bob Lawrence
 1953 Topper (TV Series)
Joe Manurki
- Reducing (1953) ... Joe Manurki
 1953 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Olympic Team Member (uncredited)
 1952 Hollywood Opening Night (TV Series)
- Prison Doctor (1952)
 1951 Stars Over Hollywood (TV Series)
- Prison Doctor (1951)
 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle (TV Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Invented, and wrote a book on, Power Walking. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

Steve Reeves Mr. Universe of 1950 | S. Reeves | Steve Reves

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

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... See more »

Trivia:

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... See more »

Trademark:

Strong, statuesque frame See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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