We’re so lucky to have all of his [Robert MItchum’s] performances preserved on film. There was and is no other screen presence like his: dangerous, strong but guarded, ever-unconvinced by the actions of those around him, and that odd sense of someone smoldering on the inside but so damn cool on the outside. Now I just want to go home and watch Out of the Past, or Night of the Hunter, or The Lusty Men, or Macao, or Blood on the Moon and soak in every subtle expression and move, every word spoken by that low, mesmerizing voice; just anything Robert Mitchum ever did. —Jim Jarmusch
El Dorado (Howard Hawks, 1966)
Robert Mitchum doesn’t seem very impressed when Judge Clement D. Nye condemns him to 60 days on prison for conspiracy of possession of marijuana cigarettes.
Clint Eastwood at the premiere of The Beguiled with Robert Mitchum, 1971.
Robert Mitchum, photographed reading a pin-up magazine in Bernard of Hollywood’s studios, 1950.
Robert Mitchum rides a bike, c. 1940s
Robert Mitchum on the set of Thunder Road, 1957.
The Night of the Hunter | 1955
Robert Mitchum photographed by Mac Julian, 1947
Obligatory photo-set of Robert Mitchum smoking because he looked so badass doing it.
Robert Mitchum, 1954 | Screen Album magazine