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Robert Mitchum's Acting Credentials: Awards and Highlights of Storied Career

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Throughout his acting career, Robert Mitchum won several accolades for his performances. His tall muscular frame found him cast in parts where he portrayed heroes and villains, but as his career moved forward, he even took on romantic film roles.

Mitchum was known as a jokester and often fabricated tales about his life, encouraging others to do so as well. Prior to working in film, Mitchum worked as a ditch digger, ghostwriter, and a coal miner.

He settled down to marry in 1940 and began to take his acting career seriously. Mitchum’s acting career spans five decades in film, which doesn’t include his work in television after he retired.

Mitchum died in 1997, but his legacy lives on in film and family. His two sons are also actors.

Here are the awards that highlight Mitchum’s storied career in film.

1. "The Story of G.I. Joe" (1945)
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards, second place for best actor
2. "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison" (1957)
  • Earned a nomination for Best Foreign Actor from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
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3. "The Enemy Below" (1958)
  • Golden Laurel, second place for Top Male Action Star
4. "Home from the Hill" (1960)
  • National Board of Review, won for Best Actor
  • Nominated for a Golden Laurel, Top Male Dramatic Performance, 4th place
5. "The Sundowners" (1960)
  • National Board of Review, won for Best Actor
6. "The Longest Day" (1962)
  • Nominated for a Golden Laurel, Top Action Performance, 5th place
7. Golden Globe Awards, Cecil B. DeMille Award (1992)
  • The DeMille Award was established by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to honor those who make outstanding contributions to the entertainment world.
8. Career Achievement Awards
  • ShoWest Convention, Lifetime Achievement Award (1978)
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Career Achievement Award (1980)
  • Star on the Walk of Fame (1984)
  • National Board of Review, Career Achievement Award (1991)
  • San Sabastian International Film Festival, Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award (1993)
  • Online Film and Television Association Hall of Fame (2006)
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Throughout his acting career, Robert Mitchum won several accolades for his performances. His tall, muscular frame landed him parts where he portrayed heroes or villains, but as his career evolved he took on romantic film roles. Here are the awards that highlight Mitchum’s storied career in film.
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