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1[[quoteright:300:]] ˛˛->''"People say I'm a one-note actor, but the way I figure it, those other guys are just looking for the right note."''˛˛Joel Albert [=McCrea=] (November 5, 1905 – October 20, 1990) was an American actor who made many appearances in UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra and UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood. ˛˛Although he was often cast as a MrFanservice character, with enough famous {{shirtless scene}}s to rival Creator/PaulNewman, [=McCrea=] appeared in a wide variety of film genres in his 50-year career, from an Creator/AlfredHitchcock thriller to Western films and romantic comedies. He commonly appeared in films [[ThoseTwoActors with]] Creator/BarbaraStanwyck (six) and Creator/MiriamHopkins (five), but would probably be recognised today from ''Film/SullivansTravels'' with Creator/VeronicaLake.˛˛[=McCrea=] was said to have once claimed that he saw acting as a "hobby" of his, whereas he mostly owned ranches and bought many properties around California, becoming a multi-millionaire in the 1940s because of it, as well as his acting career. He was also HappilyMarried for over 50 years to fellow actress Francis Dee and the two of them had three sons -- one of them, Jody, became an actor too.˛˛----˛!![=McCrea=]'s films on [=TVTropes=]:˛* ''Literature/TheMostDangerousGame'' (1932)˛* ''Film/TheSilverCord'' (1933)˛* ''Film/{{Dead End|1937}}'' (1937)˛* ''Film/UnionPacific'' (1939)˛* ''Film/ForeignCorrespondent'' (1940)˛* ''Film/SullivansTravels'' (1941)˛* ''Film/ThePalmBeachStory'' (1942)˛* ''Film/TheMoreTheMerrier'' (1943)˛* ''Colorado Territory'' (1949) -- {{Western}} version of ''Film/HighSierra''˛* ''Film/FortMassacre'' (1958)˛* ''Film/RideTheHighCountry'' (1962)˛----


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