Steve Reeves

Steve Reeves (Stephen L. Reeves) (January 21, 1926 - May 5, 2000), was a bodybuilder, actor, and author.

Bodybuilding

Born in Glasgow, Montana, Reeves became interested in bodybuilding as a teenager, long before the rise in general interest in the activity. His competitive bodybuilding period was brief, but he won the following events:

  • 1946 - Mr. Pacific Coast
  • 1947 - Mr. Pacific Coast
  • 1947 - Mr. America
  • 1948 - Mr. World
  • 1950 - Mr. Universe

By his own account, his best cold (unpumped) measurements at the peak of his bodybuilding activity were:

  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 216
  • Neck: 18 1/2"
  • Chest: 52"
  • Waist: 29"
  • Biceps: 18 1/4"
  • Thighs: 26"
  • Calves: 18 1/4"

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encylopedia of Modern Bodybuilding states:

By [the 1940s] the distinction between lifting weights purely for strength and training with weights to shape and proportion the body had been clearly made. ... However, bodybuilding still remained an obscure sport. No champion was known to the general public--that is, until Steve Reeves came along. Reeves was the right man in the right place at the right time. He was handsome, personable, and had a magnificent physique. Survivors from the Muscle Beach era recall how crowds used to follow Reeves when he walked along the beach, and how people who knew nothing about him would simply stop and stare, awestruck.

Acting

After WWII military service, Reeves came to the attention film director Cecil B. De Mille, who considered him for the part of Samson.

Reeves first film was the 1949 Kimbar of the Jungle, made for television. He went on to appear, starting in the 1950s, in a string of Samson and Hercules-type (also known as sword and sandal) movies. His last on-screen appearance was in 2000. In that year he appeared as himself in the made-for-television A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal.

Later life

Later in his life, Reeves promoted drug-free bodybuilding and bred horses. The last two decades of his life were spent in Valley Center (Escondido), California.


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The last two decades of his life were spent in Valley Center (Escondido), California. He was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. Later in his life, Reeves promoted drug-free bodybuilding and bred horses. He died in 1999 from a ruptured abdomen aortic aneurysm. In that year he appeared as himself in the made-for-television A&E Biography: Arnold Schwarzenegger - Flex Appeal. Scott was twice married to and twice divorced from Canadian-born actress Colleen Dewhurst, with whom he had two sons, one the actor Campbell Scott. His last on-screen appearance was in 2000. This movie has since become a television favorite at Christmas.

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Survivors from the Muscle Beach era recall how crowds used to follow Reeves when he walked along the beach, and how people who knew nothing about him would simply stop and stare, awestruck.. The director replied "My dear, the whole world is scared of George C. He was handsome, personable, and had a magnificent physique. There is a famous story that one of his co-stars told the director "I don't know what to do, I am scared of him". Reeves was the right man in the right place at the right time. Scott had a reputation for being somewhat moody and mercurial while on the set. No champion was known to the general public--that is, until Steve Reeves came along. Jack Cassidy won an Emmy award for his performance as the defense lawyer in this production.

However, bodybuilding still remained an obscure sport. It was also in 1970 that Scott directed a very highly acclaimed television version of The Andersonville Trial. .. Having declined an Academy Award nomination for his appearance in The Hustler, Scott returned his Oscar for Patton, stating that he didn't feel himself to be in competition with other actors. By [the 1940s] the distinction between lifting weights purely for strength and training with weights to shape and proportion the body had been clearly made. Scott's greatest role, however, was when he played the swaggering and controversial World War II Army general, George Patton, in the 1970 movie, Patton. Scott had researched extensively for this role studying films of the general and talking to those who knew him. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Encylopedia of Modern Bodybuilding states:. Strangelove.

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Steve Reeves (Stephen L. He was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor. Calves: 18 1/4". Scott gained wide public attention in the film, Anatomy Of A Murder, in which he played a wiley prosecutor opposite Jimmy Stewart as the defense attorney. Thighs: 26". Scott also played Richard III on stage and one critic said he was the "angriest" Richard III of all time. Biceps: 18 1/4". Scott's performance earned him a mention in Time magazine as a rising young actor of great intensity.

Waist: 29". This was based on the military trial of the commandant of the infamous Civil War prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia. Chest: 52". Scott began as a stage actor on Broadway and achieved critical acclaim portraying the prosecutor in The Andersonville Trial by Saul Levett. Neck: 18 1/2". But he soon left college for an acting career. Weight: 216. After serving his hitch in the Marines, Scott enrolled in the University of Missouri where he majored in journalism.

Height: 6' 1". Scott later complained that his duties at Arlington led to his drinking. Universe. In that capacity, he served as a ceremonial guard at Arlington National Cemetery and he taught English literature and radio speaking/writing at the Marine Corps Institute. 1950 - Mr. Marine Corps and was assigned to the prestigious 8th and I Barracks in Washington, D.C. World. As a young man, Scott joined the U.S.

1948 - Mr. His mother died when he was only eight-years-old, and he was raised by his father, an executive at Buick Motor Company. America. Scott was born in Wise, Virginia. 1947 - Mr. in the Academy Award winning movie, Patton.. Pacific Coast. Patton, Jr.

1947 - Mr. He was best known for his dramatic portrayal of General George S. Pacific Coast. George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927-September 22, 1999) was a film/stage actor, director, and producer. 1946 - Mr. Angus, 1995. A Christmas Carol, (telefilm), 1984.

Firestarter, 1984. Oliver Twist, 1982. Taps, (1981). Hardcore, 1979.

Islands in the Stream, 1977. The Hindenburg, (1975). Patton, 1970. Strangelove, 1964.

Dr. The Hustler, 1961. Anatomy of a Murder, 1959. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his." from Patton, 1970.

"I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.

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