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->''"I'm no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me."''

Clark Gable (1901 - 1960) was an actor in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. His three most famous roles are Peter Warne in ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'', Fletcher Christian in ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'' and Rhett Butler in ''Film/GoneWithTheWind''; all three earned him AcademyAward nominations, and he won for ''It Happened One Night''. He was named the seventh greatest actor in American history in a poll by the American Film Institute.

At one point he was Hollywood's top male box-office draw, second overall only to Creator/ShirleyTemple. He was nicknamed "The King of Hollywood". Joe Shuster named {{Superman}}'s alter-ego after Gable and fellow leading man Kent Taylor.

According to rumor, he's had another lasting imprint on pop culture: ''BugsBunny.'' There's a scene in ''It Happened One Night'' where his character is talking while chewing on a carrot. The ''Looney Tunes'' creators, being fans of the film, [[AffectionateParody affectionately parodied]] this, and it became Bugs's famous "What's up, Doc?"

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!!Clark Gable films on this wiki include:

* ''Film/AFreeSoul'' (1931)
* ''Film/RedDust'' (1932)
* ''Film/ItHappenedOneNight'' (1934)
* ''Film/ManhattanMelodrama'' (1934)
* ''Film/TheCallOfTheWild'' (1935)
* ''Literature/MutinyOnTheBounty'' (1935)
* ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' (1939)
* ''Film/TheMisfits'' (1961)
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