Robert Mitchum

1917-1997. Mitchum spent his early life as an adventurer who by the age of 14 was charged with vagrancy and sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, from which he escaped. He discovered a penchant for acting when he moved to California; and in 1943, his first year in films, he appeared in 18 movies. By 1945, Mitchum recieved an Oscar® nomination as best supporting actor for his work in THE STORY OF G.I. JOE. He then went on to become a tough guy of the first degree, finding a home in the film noirs of the '40s and '50s. (Martin Scorsese has been quoted as saying, "Mitchum was film noir.") Despite a brief prison term for marijuana usage in 1949, which seemed to enhance rather than diminish his "bad boy" appeal, Mitchum remained a major star, making films right up until his death in 1997. 
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