Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum

American film actor, author, composer and singer (1917-1997)
Iconic tough-guy actor released an intriguingly strange album of calypso tunes in 1957.
BornAugust 6, 1917
HometownBridgeport, Connecticut, United States of America
Net worth$10 million
Height6'1" (1.85m)
SpouseDorothy Spence (m 1940 - 1997)
ChildrenChristopher Mitchum , James Mitchum
ParentsHarry Anniette Gunderson
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Videos

San Sebastian hands out honours

He may not be a household name in Hollywood but in the Spanish-speaking world there are few better known actors than Argentina’s “Ricardo Darín.”: http://variety.com/2017/film/festivals/san-sebastian-donostia-awardee-ricardo-darin-prizes-politics-1202573551/ And this year he has received San Sebastian’s coveted Donostia Prize. He’s in good company. In the past the award has gone to the likes of Robert Mitchum and Lauren Bacall. Ricardo Darín fue distinguido por su trayectoria en el Festival de San Sebastián: “Realmente no lo esperaba” https://t.co/IyeUV4cKPy pic.twitter.com/WWRw7hB1oG— infobae (@infobae) September 27, 2017 “I can’t believe it yet, I mean, I have no perspective regarding the festival and its members and other contributors and of course the people of this fair city. I feel so close to them all. I feel so at home that its as if I was being given this prize in my own kitchen,” said Darin. This year Darín is staring in “La Cordillera” or “The Summit” as it’s being called in the US, in which he plays a fictional Argentinian president. It’s a political thriller with psychological hues. It is not based on any particular leader. Christian Slater and Spain’s Elena Anaya share the billing. Our reporter in San Sebastian, Carlos Marlasca applauds the festival’s choice of Ricardo Darin for its highest honour: “Agnes Vardá and Monica Bellucci are the other Donostia award winners but it is mostly Ricardo Darin who has the stronger bond with San Sebastian. He’s presented some of his best films at this festival, films like ‘The Secret in their Eyes’ and ‘Wild Tales’. He’s also won the best actor award for his performance in ‘Truman’ and played his part as a jury member. It’s fitting Darin’s career has now been recognised.”
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Chop Suey
Chop Suey
1h 38min
2001
James Dean: Race with Destiny
James Dean: Race with Destiny
PG-13
1h 34min
1997
Woman of Desire
Woman of Desire
R
1h 37min
1994
Midnight Ride
Midnight Ride
R
1h 33min
1990
Mr North
Mr North
PG
1h 33min
1988
Reunion at Fairborough
Reunion at Fairborough
TV-PG
1h 50min
1985
Maria's Lovers
Maria's Lovers
R
1h 49min
1975
Promises to Keep
Promises to Keep
1h 36min
1985
A Killer in the Family
A Killer in the Family
1h 30min
1983
That Championship Season
That Championship Season
R
1h 50min
1982
One Shoe Makes It Murder
One Shoe Makes It Murder
1h 35min
1982
Nightkill
Nightkill
R
1h 37min
1980
The Agency
The Agency
R
1h 34min
1976
Breakthrough
Breakthrough
PG
1h 55min
1980
Matilda
Matilda
G
1h 45min
1978

Albums

Tall Dark Stranger
Tall Dark Stranger
1997
That Man, Robert Mitchum, Sings
That Man, Robert Mitchum, Sings
1967
Calypso Is Like So...
Calypso Is Like So...
1957

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
1958British Academy of Film & Television ArtsForeign ActorHeaven Knows, Mr AllisonNominated
1946Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleStory of G.I. JoeNominated