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* 1949 ''Film/HolidayAffair'' as Steve Mason


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* 1964 ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'' as Rod Anderson, Jr.


After a colorful youth spent traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression, jumping railroad cars (with or without the company of motley hobos) and at one point getting arrested and put on a [[WorkingOnTheChainGang chain gang]] for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.

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After a colorful youth spent traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression, jumping railroad cars (with or without the company of motley hobos) and at one point getting arrested and put on a [[WorkingOnTheChainGang chain gang]] for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.


When his RKO days came to an end Mitchum took on one of his two most iconic roles in 1955's ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'', in which he played Harry Powell, a sadistic woman-hating con man who marries a widow and then murders her before chasing her kids to get money that their late father stole, and then in 1962 he was Max Cady in ''Film/CapeFear'', the sadistic rapist who has come back to seek revenge on the righteous lawyer Sam Bowden (Creator/GregoryPeck) who helped send him to jail years earlier - he later [[RemakeCameo appeared]] in the early 90s remake, ironically as a LawfulGood sheriff while Peck's cameo had him playing an evil lawyer. Other noteworthy roles include ''Film/ThunderRoad'' (which inspired a Music/BruceSpringsteen song), ''Film/OutOfThePast'', ''Film/HeavenKnowsMrAllison'', ''Film/TheSundowners'', ''Film/TheLongestDay'', ''Film/RyansDaughter'' (PlayingAgainstType as a romantically lacking priest) and the TV miniseries ''The Winds of War''.

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When his RKO days came to an end Mitchum took on one of his two most iconic roles in 1955's ''Film/TheNightOfTheHunter'', in which he played Harry Powell, a sadistic woman-hating con man who marries a widow and then murders her before chasing her kids to get money that their late father stole, and then in 1962 he was Max Cady in ''Film/CapeFear'', the sadistic rapist who has come back to seek revenge on the righteous lawyer Sam Bowden (Creator/GregoryPeck) who helped send him to jail years earlier - he later [[RemakeCameo appeared]] in the early 90s remake, ironically as a LawfulGood sheriff while Peck's cameo had him playing an evil lawyer. Other noteworthy roles include ''Film/ThunderRoad'' (which inspired a Music/BruceSpringsteen song), ''Film/OutOfThePast'', ''Film/HeavenKnowsMrAllison'', ''Film/TheSundowners'', ''Film/TheLongestDay'', ''Film/RyansDaughter'' (PlayingAgainstType as a romantically lacking priest) schoolteacher) and the TV miniseries ''The Winds of War''.


* 1943 ''Film/TheHumanComedy'' as Horse (a bit part)

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* 1943 ''Film/CryHavoc'' as an unnamed soldier (bit part)
* 1943 ''Film/TheHumanComedy'' as Horse (a bit (bit part)


After a colorful youth spent traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression, jumping railroad cars (with or without the company of motley hobos), and at one point getting arrested and put on a [[WorkingOnTheChainGang chain gang]] for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.

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After a colorful youth spent traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression, jumping railroad cars (with or without the company of motley hobos), hobos) and at one point getting arrested and put on a [[WorkingOnTheChainGang chain gang]] for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.


After a colorful youth spent jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression (with or without the company of motley hobos) and at one point getting arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.

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After a colorful youth spent jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression TheGreatDepression, jumping railroad cars (with or without the company of motley hobos) hobos), and at one point getting arrested and put on a [[WorkingOnTheChainGang chain gang gang]] for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.


After a colorful youth spent jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression (sometimes with or without the company of motley hobos) and at one point arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.

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After a colorful youth spent jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression (sometimes with (with or without the company of motley hobos) and at one point getting arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.


After a colorful youth jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression, sometimes with or without the company of motley hobos and at one point arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.

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After a colorful youth spent jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during TheGreatDepression, sometimes TheGreatDepression (sometimes with or without the company of motley hobos hobos) and at one point arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.


* 1982 ''Film/ThatChampionshipSeason'' as Coach Daniel P. Delaney

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* 1982 ''Film/ThatChampionshipSeason'' as Coach Daniel P. Delaney


* 1982 ''Film/ThatChampionshipSeason'' as Coach

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* 1982 ''Film/ThatChampionshipSeason'' as CoachCoach Daniel P. Delaney


After a colorful youth jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during the Great Depression, sometimes with or without the company of motley hobos and at one point arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to ''Robert Marshall'', a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.

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After a colorful youth jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during the Great Depression, TheGreatDepression, sometimes with or without the company of motley hobos and at one point arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to ''Robert Marshall'', "Robert Marshall", a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he ''was'' the soldier he portrayed, and for which he received an AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.


After a colorful youth jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during the Great Depression, sometimes with or without the company of motley hobos and at one point arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to ''Robert Marshall'', a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in ''Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he '''was''' the soldier he portrayed and received an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes - who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum - kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.

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After a colorful youth jumping trains and railroad cars traveling across the country during the Great Depression, sometimes with or without the company of motley hobos and at one point arrested and put on a chain gang for vagrancy, Mitchum, who initially set out to be a writer while working various labor jobs (including but not limited to boxing), casually drifted into acting at the encouragement of relatives, making his (confirmed) official debut as a henchman in ''Hoppy Serves a Writ'' of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Gradually working his way up from supporting parts -- and refusing to change his professional name to ''Robert Marshall'', a request from RKO that he thought was absurd given that his name wasn't particularly difficult to pronounce -- he started to get leading roles in ''Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo'' such films as ''Film/ThirtySecondsOverTokyo'' and ''The Story of G.I. Joe'' where (where he was so convincing that some people actually thought he '''was''' ''was'' the soldier he portrayed portrayed, and for which he received an Oscar AcademyAward nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Actor). A favorite for playing anti-heroes in film noir and westerns, his career was nearly destroyed when he did jail time for being caught smoking pot, but upon returning to RKO - which was being run into the ground by the infamous Aviator himself Creator/HowardHughes - Mitchum was forgiven and supported to the public and became "the staff hero" as he put it, since Hughes - -- who seemed to have a bit of a man crush on Mitchum - -- kept putting the tall, dark, barrel-chested leading man into the heroic roles he thought suited him.

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