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      Victor Mature

      Victor Mature

      Highest Rated: 100% My Darling Clementine (1946)

      Lowest Rated: 38% 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.

      Highest rated movies

      My Darling Clementine
      Cry of the City
      Kiss of Death
      Million Dollar Mermaid
      I Wake Up Screaming
      The Shanghai Gesture
      After the Fox
      Violent Saturday

      Photos

      DANGEROUS MISSION, Victor Mature, 1954 THE TARTARS, Liana Orfei, Victor Mature, 1961 THE VEILS OF BAGDAD, Victor Mature, Mari Blanchard, 1953 SAMSON AND DELILAH, (from left): Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, 1949 KISS OF DEATH, Richard Widmark, Victor Mature, 1947, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DANGEROUS MISSION, Piper Laurie, Victor Mature, 1954 MOSS ROSE, from left, Victor Mature, Peggy Cummins, 1947, TM and copyright ©20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved KISS OF DEATH, Victor Mature, Coleen Gray, 1947. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. ANDROCLES AND THE LION, Victor Mature, 1952 VIOLENT SATURDAY, Victor Mature, 1955, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century-Fox Film Corp. All Rights Reserved SOMETHING FOR THE BIRDS, Patricia Neal, Victor Mature, 1952, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright ANDROCLES AND THE LION, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, 1952 ANDROCLES AND THE LION, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, 1952 THE VEILS OF BAGDAD, Victor Mature, 1953 SOMETHING FOR THE BIRDS, Victor Mature, Patricia Neal, 1952, (c) 20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright KISS OF DEATH, Victor Mature, 1947. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. SAFARI, Roland Culver, Janet Leigh, Victor Mature, 1956 CAPTAIN CAUTION, Leo Carrillo, Louise Platt, Victor Mature, 1940 THE VEILS OF BAGDAD, Victor Mature, 1953 STELLA, Victor Mature, 1950, ©20th Century Fox, TM & Copyright

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      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
      71% 71% Head The Big Victor (Character) - 1968
      80% 65% After the Fox Tony Powell (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tartars Oleg (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 38% Hannibal Hannibal (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Timbuktu Mike Conway (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 41% The Big Circus Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 33% Escort West Ben Lassiter (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bandit of Zhobe Kasim Khan (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 17% Pickup Alley Charles Sturgis (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Long Haul Harry Miller (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 20% The Sharkfighters Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zarak Zarak Khan (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Safari Ken Duffield (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 34% Savage Wilderness Jed Cooper (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 86% Chief Crazy Horse Crazy Horse (Character) - 1955
      80% 69% Violent Saturday Shelley Martin (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 52% Betrayed "The Scarf" (Character) - 1954
      75% 65% Demetrius and the Gladiators Demetrius (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 17% Dangerous Mission Matt Hallett (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet 61% The Egyptian Horemheb (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Veils of Bagdad Antar (Character) - 1954
      38% 69% The Robe Demetrius (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet 42% Affair With a Stranger Bill Blakeley (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Glory Brigade Lt. Sam Pryor (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Something for the Birds Steve Bennett (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet 44% The Las Vegas Story Lt. Dave Andrews (Character) - 1952
      86% 69% Million Dollar Mermaid James Sullivan (Character) - 1952
      43% 48% Androcles and the Lion Captain (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wabash Avenue Andy Clark (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambling House Marc Fury (Character) - 1950
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stella Jeff DeMarco (Character) - 1950
      56% 59% Samson and Delilah Samson (Character) - 1949
      40% 28% Easy Living Pete Wilson (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Red, Hot and Blue Danny James (Character) - 1949
      93% 85% Cry of the City Lt. Candella (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 33% 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 38% Song of the Islands Jefferson Harper (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Footlight Serenade Tommy Lundy (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 45% My Gal Sal Paul Dresser (Character) - 1942
      No Score Yet 14% Seven Days Leave Johnny Grey (Character) - 1942
      86% 68% I Wake Up Screaming Frankie Christopher (Character) - 1941
      83% 71% The Shanghai Gesture Dr. Omar (Character) - 1941
      80% 34% One Million B.C. Tumak (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet No, No, Nanette William Trainor (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Captain Caution Daniel `'Dan'` Marvin (Character) - 1940
      No Score Yet 62% The Housekeeper's Daughter Lefty (Character) - 1939