( 1923 - 2003 )

( 80 yaşında öldü 1.91 m boyunda )

Doğum Adı: Charles Allen Pendleton Yeri: Denver, Colorado, ABD

Ölüm Tarihi: 20/09/2003 Yeri: Marina del Rey, California, ABD Sebebi: Kalp krizi

Kısa Biyografi

Tall, massively built, imposing-looking blond Gordon Mitchell (early on dubbed the "The Bronze Giant") was one of those perfectly developed bodybuilders who jumped on the Steve Reeves bandwagon and hightailed it to Italy to seek movie stardom as a Herculean strongman. Born Charles Allen Pendleton in Denver, Colorado on July 29, 1923, and raised in Inglewood, California, Mitchell served in WWII and, at one point, became a prisoner of war at the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, Gordon went to USC in Los Angeles under the G.I. bill and became a high school teacher and guidance counselor.A fitness nut with an incredible physique, he soon became part of the Venice, California "Muscle Beach" crowd and it took over. He literally flexed his way into the entertainment business as part of Mae West's musclebound revue. He toured everywhere with Ms. West from Las Vegas to the Latin Quarter with other "abs"normal actor wannabes Mickey Hargitay, Brad Harris and Reg Lewis. In between, Gordon obscurely posed as beefcake in such films as The Ten Commandments (1956), Li'l Abner (1959) and Spartacus (1960), which, of course, did little to advance his acting career.In 1961, after Reeves' Hercules (1958) proved a box-office smash, the non-Italian-speaking Mitchell, among others, headed off to Europe to compete on the peplum film pedestal. With his fierce and progressively hardened features, Gordon wound up playing both hero and villain, appearing regularly in the popular, if poorly dubbed, sandal-and-spear epics. In the usual over-the-top style. Gordon started off as the title strongman in Atlas Against the Cyclops (1961); and went on to play the Roman warrior General Metellus in The Centurion (1961); massively muscled hero Obro in The Giant of Metropolis (1961); Pluto, the God of War in Vulcan, Son of Jupiter (1962); the villainous pirate Hamar in Caesar Against the Pirates (1962); the title hero Fury of Achilles (1962); the barbarous villain Brenno in Brennus, Enemy of Rome (1963); a slave and co-hero in Seven Slaves Against Rome (1964); evil tyrant Omar in Simbad contro i sette saraceni (1964); villainous assassin Sven in Erik, the Viking (1965); and the villainous Hunding in The Stone Forest (1965);Gordon developed a strong core of fans during this brief reign. When the film fad wore off by 1965, Mitchell, unlike many of his pectoral partners who chose to drop out of sight, moved on and muscled his way into more than 100 additional films. Many of his later 60's and 70's offerings were further down the credits list in the "spaghetti western" or "giallo mystery" categories -- staying true to the country that made him a star -- Three Graves for a Winchester (1966), Kill or Be Killed (1966) (Kill or Be Killed), È mezzanotte... butta giù il cadavere (1966), Born to Kill (1967), Crazy Westerners (1967), Death on the Run (1967), John the Bastard (1967), Cheers to Cyanide (1968), Beyond the Law (1968), Trusting Is Good... Shooting Is Better (1968), Cry of Death (1968), I Am Sartana, Your Angel of Death (1969), Django and Sartana Are Coming... It's the End (1970), Stranger That Kneels Beside the Shadow of a Corpse (1970), Finders Killers (1971), Coffin Full of Dollars (1971), Down with Your Hands... You Scum! (1971), Let's Go and Kill Sartana (1971), Day of Judgment (1971), His Name Was Pot... But They Called Him Allegria (1971), His Name Was Sam Walbash, But They Call Him Amen (1971), A Gunman Called Dakota (1972), Stay Away from Trinity... When He Comes to Eldorado (1972), His Colt, Himself, His Revenge (1972), Seven Devils on Horseback (1975) and Special Squad Shoots on Sight (1976).As the years went on, Gordon would branch out more internationally. Some of these films included The Arizona Kid (1970) (Philippines); Angel's Leap (1971) (France); Seven Times Seven (1969) (Hong Kong); Tiger from River Kwai (1975) (Germany); A Very Special Woman (1979) (France); Nightfall (1981) (Germany); Inchon (1981) (US); the international mini-series Marco Polo (1982); White Fire (1984) (France); Commando Invasion (1986) (Germany) and Evil Spawn (1987) (Taiwan).Returning to the States around 1990, Gordon continued to work sporadically (Bikini Drive-in (1995) and An Enraged New World (2002)) until his last film -- the crime action flick Malevolence (2004). The actor, briefly married in the early 1950's, died of a heart attack on September 20, 2003, in Marina del Rey, California. He was 80 years old.

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