Robert Mitchum remains one of the most intimidating, yet appealing and popular stars of Hollywood's classical period. Born on Aug. 6, 1917 in Bridgeport, CT, the actor went on to enjoy a five-decade career in movies (and music!). Revisit his best roles and career highlights in this gallery.
Robert Mitchum broke onto the scene in Hollywood when he appeared in a slew of minor Western genre productions in 1943. Some of these roles credited him "Bob Mitchum," while others went uncredited. He's seen here in an image from one of his first films, Hoppy Serves a Writ. Mitchum would later become known for work in both the Western and crime genres.