Clark Gable

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I'm no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me.

William Clark Gable (1 February 190116 November 1960) was an Academy Award-winning American film actor. His most famous role was in the 1939 film Gone with the Wind, in which he starred with Vivien Leigh. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time, ranking at No. 7.

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The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great — and they know I know it.
  • The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great — and they know I know it.
    • As quoted in The Routledge Dictionary of Quotations (1987) by Robert Andrews, p. 3
  • All this "King" stuff is pure bullshit. I eat and sleep and go to the bathroom just like anyone else. I'm just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time.
    • Quoted in Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2003) by Leslie Halliwell, and John Walker, p. 181, and The Hollywood Book of Scandals: The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of More than 100 American Movie and TV idols (2004) by James Robert Parish, p. 67
  • I worked like a son of a bitch to learn a few tricks and I fight like a steer to avoid getting stuck with parts I can't play.
    • On his acting ability, as quoted in The Hollywood Book of Scandals : The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of More than 100 American Movie and TV idols (2004) by James Robert Parish, p. 67

Quotes about Gable[edit]

  • Clark Gable was the only real he-man I've ever known, of all the actors I've met.
    • John Huston, as quoted in The Hollywood Book of Scandals : The Shocking, Often Disgraceful Deeds and Affairs of More than 100 American Movie and TV idols (2004) by James Robert Parish, p. 66

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