Victor Mature

Victor Mature

Highest Rated: 100% My Darling Clementine (1946)

Lowest Rated: 32% The Robe (1953)

Birthday: Jan 29, 1913

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Standing 6'3" with a head of curly black hair and famously broad shoulders, Victor Mature seemed born to fill the expanding motion picture screen of the postwar era. He received 20,000 fan letters from his film debut in the Hal Roach comedy "The Housekeeper's Daughter" (1939), which led to his promotion to leading man for the dinosaur romp "One Million Years, B.C." (1940). After the war, Mature came into his own as an actor at 20th Century Fox, partnering with Henry Fonda for John Ford's mythic oater "My Darling Clementine" (1946) and going head to head with Richard Widmark in Henry Hathaway's steely noir "Kiss of Death" (1947). The advent of CinemaScope and the standardization of Technicolor thrust Mature into a clutch of chromatic biblical epics and he soldiered shirtless through "Samson and Delilah" (1949), "The Robe" (1950), "Demetrius and the Gladiators" (1954) and "The Egyptian" (1954) with professional aplomb, never taking himself too seriously. With no need for shoulder pads, shoe lifts, a hairpiece, or studio-mandated secrecy regarding his private life, Mature proved his worth to the film industry as a low risk, reliable, scandal-free leading man. Savvy investments in real estate and the booming television market allowed the actor to retire at age 44, though he returned for roles in a handful of films before his death in 1999 denied moviegoers the company of a Hollywood star who stood every inch a king.

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Samson and Delilah Manoah (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Every Little Crook and Nanny Carmine Ganucci (Character) - 1972
75% 71% Head The Big Victor (Character) - 1968
78% 66% After the Fox Tony Powell (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tartars Oleg (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 36% Hannibal Hannibal (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 36% Escort West Ben Lassiter (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Timbuktu Mike Conway (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bandit of Zhobe Kasim Khan (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 38% The Big Circus Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 27% China Doll Capt. Cliff Brandon (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tank Force Sgt. David H. Thatcher (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickup Alley Charles Sturgis (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Haul Harry Miller (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Ken Duffield (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 20% The Sharkfighters Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zarak Zarak Khan (Character) - 1956
80% 68% Violent Saturday Shelley Martin (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 86% Chief Crazy Horse Crazy Horse (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 32% Savage Wilderness Jed Cooper (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Betrayed "The Scarf" (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 20% Dangerous Mission Matt Hallett (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 60% The Egyptian Horemheb (Character) - 1954
83% 66% Demetrius and the Gladiators Demetrius (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Veils of Bagdad Antar (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Affair With a Stranger Bill Blakeley (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glory Brigade Lt. Sam Pryor (Character) - 1953
32% 69% The Robe Demetrius (Character) - 1953
86% 67% Million Dollar Mermaid James Sullivan (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 47% The Las Vegas Story Lt. Dave Andrews (Character) - 1952
43% 50% Androcles and the Lion Captain (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something for the Birds Steve Bennett (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambling House Marc Fury (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wabash Avenue Andy Clark (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stella Jeff DeMarco (Character) - 1950
40% 19% Easy Living Pete Wilson (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red, Hot and Blue Danny James (Character) - 1949
63% 59% Samson and Delilah Samson (Character) - 1949
93% 83% Cry of the City Lt. Candella (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 29% Fury at Furnace Creek Cash Blackwell/Tex Cameron (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moss Rose Michael Drego (Character) - 1947
88% 76% Kiss of Death Nick Bianco (Character) - 1947
100% 86% My Darling Clementine Dr. John 'Doc' Holliday (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 43% Song of the Islands Jefferson Harper (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Footlight Serenade Tommy Lundy (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 14% Seven Days Leave Johnny Grey (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 42% My Gal Sal Paul Dresser (Character) - 1942
83% 71% The Shanghai Gesture Dr. Omar (Character) - 1941
86% 68% I Wake Up Screaming Frankie Christopher (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Caution Daniel `'Dan'` Marvin (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet No, No, Nanette William Trainor (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 34% One Million B.C. Tumak (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 80% The Housekeeper's Daughter Lefty (Character) - 1939

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