Victor Mature

Victor Mature (born in Louisville, Kentucky; 1915–1999) was an American film actor. He was most commonly associated with the term "beefcake" due to his muscular physique and stolid onscreen manner.

His first leading role was as a fur-clad caveman in One Million B.C. (1940), after which he joined 20th Century Fox to star opposite actresses such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. However, with the US entry into World War II, Mature entered military service.

After the war, Mature was cast by John Ford in My Darling Clementine, playing Doc Holliday opposite Henry Fonda's Wyatt Earp. For the next decade, Mature settled into playing hard-boiled characters in a range of genres such as westerns and Biblical films, such as The Robe (with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons) and the popular sequel to The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators (with Susan Hayward). Both films deal with the fate of the robe worn by Jesus before the crucifixion. Victor also starred with Hedy Lamarr in Cecil B. Demille's Bible epic, Samson and Delilah.

Additional films by Victor Mature include The Egyptian (1954) and Chief Crazy Horse (1955).


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Additional films by Victor Mature include The Egyptian (1954) and Chief Crazy Horse (1955). Now in his late 70s, Moore only makes occasional film or TV appearances, most notably appearing in an episode of the American TV series Alias in 2002. Demille's Bible epic, Samson and Delilah. In 1999, Moore was created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE), and a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) on June 14, 2003. Victor also starred with Hedy Lamarr in Cecil B. He recently lent his voice to "Santa" in the Unicef Cartoon "The Fly Who Loved Me.". Both films deal with the fate of the robe worn by Jesus before the crucifixion. Moore is engaged in humanitarian projects in his work as an UNICEF ambassador.

For the next decade, Mature settled into playing hard-boiled characters in a range of genres such as westerns and Biblical films, such as The Robe (with Richard Burton and Jean Simmons) and the popular sequel to The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators (with Susan Hayward). Moore's portrayal of Bond was more light-hearted and tongue in cheek than any of his other Bond comrades. After the war, Mature was cast by John Ford in My Darling Clementine, playing Doc Holliday opposite Henry Fonda's Wyatt Earp. He was one of the first actors considered for the role of James Bond in the early 1960s but his commitments to The Saint and later The Persuaders prevented him from taking the role until 1972, when he finally took the role and appeared in the Bond movies Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985), making him the longest continually-serving James Bond actor to date with twelve years and seven films under his belt. However, with the US entry into World War II, Mature entered military service. He first got into films in the nineteen forties as an extra and then as a leading man later most notably on TV.Moore appeared in the TV series Ivanhoe, Maverick, The Saint (as Simon Templar) and The Persuaders. His first leading role was as a fur-clad caveman in One Million B.C. (1940), after which he joined 20th Century Fox to star opposite actresses such as Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth. He served in the military during World War II in the entertainment branch above such luminaries as Spike Milligan.

He was most commonly associated with the term "beefcake" due to his muscular physique and stolid onscreen manner. He attended Dr Challoner's Grammar School in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Victor Mature (born in Louisville, Kentucky; 1915–1999) was an American film actor. Born in Stockwell, London, the son of a policeman. He is best known for playing two fictional British detectives -- the cinematic James Bond from 1973 to 1985 and the TV sleuth Simon Templar in The Saint from 1962 to 1969. Sir Roger George Moore (born October 14, 1927) is an English actor known for his suave and witty demeanor.

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