He gave up his artistic pursuits at the birth of their first child James, nicknamed Josh, and two more children, Chris and Petrine, followed. present) ( 2 children). It featured themes of anti-Semitism and the failings of military training. [22] Though the film was nominated for four Academy Awards (winning two) and Mitchum was much publicized as a contender for a Best Actor nomination, he was not nominated.

He gained experience in other films made by his father including The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961).

", "Robert Mitchum, 79, Dies; Actor With Rugged Dignity", "Robert Mitchum Arrested with Two Movie Actresses in Marijuana Party Raid. "[23][25] Following the widespread negative response, he apologized a month later, saying that his statements were "prankish" and "foreign to my principle." The album, released by Nashville-based Monument Records, took him further into country music, and featured songs similar to "The Ballad of Thunder Road".

[2] His mother, Ann Harriet Gunderson, was a Norwegian immigrant and sea captain's daughter; his father, James Thomas Mitchum, was a shipyard and railroad worker of Irish descent. The Italian Production Chart section of Variety, July 9, 1980, announced filming to start on August 18, 1980, of the film "Marimba" to be directed by Wes Craven, with cast Dirk Benedict, Tim McIntire, Chris Mitchum, to be filmed in Columbia and the US. Mitchum, who claimed that he had only reluctantly agreed to the interview, then decided to "string... along" the writer with even more incendiary statements.[25]. Publicity Listings Robert Mitchum's children: Robert Mitchum's son is James Mitchum Robert Mitchum's son is Christopher Mitchum Robert Mitchum's daughter is Petrine Mitchum. (1949), which starred Leeds. Christopher Mitchum is the second son of actor Robert Mitchum destined, like older brother James Mitchum, to follow in the footsteps of his famous dad.Chris grew up avoiding the limelight and was educated at the University of Pennsylvania (1962-1966), attending Dublin's Trinity College as part of his Junior Year Abroad program. The film won an Oscar for Special Effects.[18]. Life photographers were permitted to take photos of him mopping up in his prison uniform. Official Sites.

Robert Mitchum's current partners: Robert Mitchum's wife was Dorothy Mitchum. Mitchum rose to prominence for starring roles in several classic films noirs, and his acting is generally considered a forerunner of the antiheroes prevalent in film during the 1950s and 1960s. Thunder Road (1958), the second DRM Production, was loosely based on an incident in which a driver transporting moonshine was said to have fatally crashed on Kingston Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee, somewhere between Bearden Hill and Morrell Road. No evidence the film was ever completed or released. [6], Mitchum continued to act in films until the mid-1990s, such as in Jim Jarmusch's Dead Man, and he narrated the Western Tombstone. Sydney Pollack's The Yakuza (1974) transplanted the typical film noir story arc to the Japanese underworld.

The comparison helped him as well as hurt him. Also in 1943 he and Randolph Scott were soldiers in the Pacific Island war film Gung Ho! Mitchum is rated number 23 on the American Film Institute's list of the greatest male stars of Classic American Cinema. John Brahm's The Locket (1946) featured Mitchum as bitter ex-boyfriend to Laraine Day's femme fatale. The big-budget Herman Wouk story aired on ABC, starring Mitchum as naval officer "Pug" Henry and Victoria Tennant as Pamela Tudsbury, and examined the events leading up to America's involvement in World War II. - Naval Lieutenant Commander Murrell, the captain of a U.S. Navy destroyer who matches wits with a German U-boat captain Curt Jurgens, who starred with Mitchum again in the legendary 1962 movie The Longest Day. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) had the actor playing an aging Boston hoodlum caught between the Feds and his criminal friends. She had moved to the West Coast in the hope of acting in movies, and the rest of the Mitchum family soon joined them. The film starred Mitchum against type, as an idealistic young doctor, who marries an older nurse (Olivia de Havilland), only to question his morality many years later.
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Mitchum played Jeff Markham, a small-town gas-station owner and former investigator, whose unfinished business with gambler Whit Sterling (Kirk Douglas) and femme fatale Kathie Moffett (Jane Greer) comes back to haunt him. He was teamed with former leading ladies Kerr and Simmons, as well as Cary Grant, for the Stanley Donen comedy The Grass Is Greener the same year. Based on a novel by Davis Grubb, the thriller starred Mitchum as a monstrous criminal posing as a preacher to find money hidden by his cellmate in the cellmate's home. Notable productions featuring Mitchum's own singing voice included Rachel and the Stranger, River of No Return, and The Night of the Hunter.

Duke introduced him to director Howard Hawks, who screen-tested Chris and gave him a starring roles in Hawks' last film, Rio Lobo (1970). For his role, Mitchum was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor. He went uncredited as a soldier in the Mickey Rooney 1943 film The Human Comedy. He was popular in such foreign market as Spain, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Phillipines, however, so he continued to churn out product there including Master Samurai (1974), Chinese Commandos (1975), American Commandos (1985) and Final Score (1986). Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net, Other Works Olivia de Havilland received top billing over Mitchum and Sinatra.

Their mother was awarded a government pension, and soon realized she was pregnant.

With such a strong foundation now formed and fully equipped with his father's laid-back good looks and adventurous nature, Chris proved to be an assured action lead. After a noticeable absence, he filmed a role recently in son Bentley Mitchum's horror yarn The Ritual (2009). At The Players Guild of Long Beach, Mitchum worked as a stagehand and occasional bit-player in company productions. View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro, Acting Families: Actors Whose Grandparents Were Actors Too. It costars his son James, as his on screen brother, in a role originally intended for Elvis Presley.

[3] His older sister, Annette (known as Julie Mitchum during her acting career), was born in 1914. Their father, James Mitchum, was crushed to death in a railyard accident in Charleston, South Carolina, in February 1919. |  |  Younger brother Christopher Mitchum would follow a similarly rugged path in films.

The films he found, however, were of a lesser grade and quite violent in comparison to his father's sturdy work, with such obvious titles as Savage Harbor (1987), SFX Retaliator (1987), Aftershock (1990), Striking Point (1995) and Lycanthrope (1999). On the album, released through Capitol Records, he emulated the calypso sound and style, even adopting the style's unique pronunciations and slang. That's it." Mitchum arrived in Long Beach, California in 1936, staying again with his sister, now going by the name of Julie.

Following a succession of average Westerns and the poorly received Foreign Intrigue (1956), Mitchum starred in the first of three films with Deborah Kerr. [29][30] Mitchum had a habit of marking most of his appearances in the script with the letters "n.a.r. He attained a BA at the University of Arizona before developing a serious interest in filmmaking. That led to to acting jobs on the TV shows Dundee and the Culhane (1967) starring Britisher John Mills and The Danny Thomas Hour (1967), which featured Sammy Davis Jr.. Chris worked as a "gofer" in two of his father's westerns in 1969 before receiving his big acting break. After hearing traditional calypso music and meeting artists such as Mighty Sparrow and Lord Invader while filming Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison in the Caribbean islands of Tobago, he recorded Calypso – is like so ... in March 1957. Mitchum's performance as the menacing rapist Max Cady in Cape Fear (1962) brought him further renown for playing cold, predatory characters.