Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Ackley and Marcellus George Mature, a cutler knife sharpener. Mature worked as a teenager with his father as a salesman for butcher supplies. Hoping to become an actor, he studied at the Pasadena Playhouse in California. He auditioned for Gone with the Wind for the role ultimately played by his fellow Playhouse student, George Reeves.
Mature became one of Hollywood's busiest and most popular actors after the war, though rarely was he given the critical respect he often deserved. His roles in John Ford 's My Darling Clementine and in Henry Hathaway 's Kiss of Death were among his finest work, though he moved more and more frequently into more exotic roles in films like Samson and Delilah and The Egyptian Never an energetic actor nor one of Mature showing artistic pretensions, he nevertheless continued as a Hollywood
Mature showing both in programme and in more prominent films like The Robe More interested in golf than acting, his appearances diminished through the s, but he made a stunning comeback of sorts in a hilarious romp as a very Victor Mature-like actor in Neil Simon 's After the Fox Golf eventually took over his Mature showing and, after a cameo as Samson's father in a TV remake of his
Mature showing "Samson and Delilah" Samson and Delilahhe retired for good.
Rumors occasionally surfaced of another comeback, most notably in a never-realized remake of Red River with Sylvester Stallonebut none came to fruition. He died of cancer at his Rancho Santa Fe, California, home in Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
Showing all 57 items. Making use of his powerful physique, he became associated with "beefcake" scenes involving bondage and torture. In "Samson and Delilah" he was blinded and forced to turn a gristmill. In "The Robe" he suffered while stretched out on a torture-table inside a Roman dungeon.
In "Zarak" he endured two separate floggings. In "Timbuktu" he found Mature showing staked out, spreadeagle style, under a dangling tarantula.
He served on the troop transport ship Admiral Mayo. He was on Okinawa when the A-bomb was dropped on Japan.
Victor's father, Marcello Gelindo Maturi later Marcellus George Maturea knife sharpener and cutler, was born in in the town of Pinzolo, in the Italian Tyrolean region of Trentino, which was then under the rule of the Austria-Hungary Empire, and was returned to Italian sovereignty inafter WWI.
Victor's mother, Clara P. Ackleywas born in Kentucky. Applying for membership in the swank Los Angeles Country Club at Mature showing height of his fame, Mature was turned down and told that the golfing facility did not accept actors as members. He attributed his success in Biblical spectacles to his ability to "make with the holy look. Oxford University Press, Attended the Kentucky Military Academy. One of his classmates was future fellow actor, Jim Backus Mr.
In Zarak he played perhaps the only title in the movies to be flogged to death. Although several sources suggest that Mature's family name was originally Maturi, United States and Austrian birth, immigration, census and other records, as well as Victor Mature himself, are quite clear that as ofthe family name was Mature. In her autobiography, Esther Williams details a passionate affair she had with Mature showing during the filming of Million Dollar Mermaid According to Williams, her marriage was on the rocks, she needed love and Mature provided all she wanted.
Featured Mature showing "Bad Boys: A false story has circulated that George Reeves auditioned for the role of Samson in Samson and Delilahbut lost the role to Mature. Supposedly, he was given the role of "Wounded Messenger" at the recommendation of Mature, who was very loyal to his friends from his student days at the Pasadena Community Playhouse.
The fact is that Reeves was never under consideration for the role of Samson. However, many of the smaller roles in the film were played by Mature's friends from Pasadena.
Was approached for the role of Sylvester Stallone "Mature showing" father in Oscarwhich eventually went Mature showing Kirk Douglas. Despite his physique and his tough guy persona, Mature was a man of many fears and phobias. Not only did he refuse to wrestle a tame movie lion for Samson and Delilah --a film that Groucho Marx famously said he would not go to see because "the leading man's tits are bigger than the leading lady's"--but during the jawbone battle, the wind machine kicked up some particularly violent gusts, and Mature fled the sound stage for his dressing room, hiding in terror.
According to Cecil B. DeMille biographer Charles Highamthe director publicly humiliated him, using his megaphone to ensure that cast and crew all heard him. If you're so concerned about fucking privacy, don't become a fucking actor! Actually, I am a golfer. That is my real occupation. I never was an actor. Ask anybody, particularly the critics. All I know is it makes me laugh. How can you go wrong in a picture that is going to pull in 17 million and maybe as high as 20?
Why, I'm getting fan mail "Mature showing" places all over the world that I've Mature showing heard of before. I'm an emotional actor. When I'm doing a scene, I really believe it. I live the part as long as I'm in the scene. I was OK financially, so I thought what the hell I'll become a professional loafer. Mature showing was never that crazy about acting.
I had a compulsion to earn money, not to act. So, I worked as an actor until I could afford to retire.
I wanted to quit while I could still enjoy life I like to loaf. Everyone told me I would go crazy or die if "Mature showing" quit working. Well, what a lovely way to die. So, what the hell?