Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves

Highest Rated: 38% Hercules (1959)

Lowest Rated: 29% Jail Bait (1954)

Birthday: Jan 21, 1926

Birthplace: Glasgow, Montana, USA

Steve Reeves was the godfather of the movie-star muscleman movement, a largely unsung 1960s B-movie legend who paved the way for such brawny screen icons as Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Physically impressive since the day he was born, the Montana native was named the "Healthiest Baby of Valley County" at just six months old. After years of bodybuilding, rigorous manual labor, and a period of serving in the armed forces, he took his first stab at Hollywood roles only to discover producers had relatively little use for such a bulky individual. Filmmakers were not yet accustomed to the idea of a star whose main appeal lied more in his rippling pectorals and overall charismatic screen presence than his actual acting talent, but Reeves changed all that with a move to Europe. There, he was quickly awarded the part of a famous god of Greek/Roman mythology in two back-to-back Italian/Spanish productions-the pulpy sword-and-sandal classic "Hercules" ('58) and the even more delightfully overwrought sequel, "Hercules Unchained" ('59). Although he still remains closely associated with his famously bearded depiction of Hercules, he went on to portray all manner of hulking physical specimens from the days of yore, including Phillipedes in the rousing wartime drama "Giant of Marathon" and Romulus in the treacherous mutiny adventure "Duel of the Titans." After garnering some acclaim for his surprisingly raw swan song, the self-written revenge western "A Long Ride from Hell" ('68), Reeves retired from show business. He died of lymphoma at age 74 in 2000.

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Filmography

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No Score Yet No Score Yet A Long Ride From Hell Mike Sturges (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 56% Sandokan the Great Sandokan (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Pirates of Malaysia Sandokan (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Slave Randus - son of Spartacus (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avenger Aeneas (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pirates of the Seven Seas Sandokan (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 73% The Trojan Horse Aeneas (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 60% The White Warrior Hadji Murad (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 77% Thief of Baghdad Karim (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 60% Morgan the Pirate Henry Morgan (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duel of the Titans Romulus (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goliath and the Barbarians Emiliano/Goliath (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 19% Hercules Unchained Ercole (Character) - 1959
38% 43% Hercules Ercole (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 31% The Last Days of Pompeii Glaucus (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 31% The Giant of Marathon Phillipides (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 26% Athena Ed Perkins (Character) - 1954
29% 20% Jail Bait Lt. Bob Lawrence (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of the Seven Seas Sandokan (Character) - 0

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