film meme » seven actors [4/7]: Clark Gable

"This ‘King’ stuff is pure bullshit. I eat and sleep and go to the bathroom just like everybody else. There’s no special light that shines inside me and makes me a star. I’m just a lucky slob from Ohio. I happened to be in the right place at the right time, and I had a lot of smart guys helping me - that’s all."

Gable triggered a crisis for underwear manufacturers simply by removing his shirt in “It Happened One Night” (1934). When he revealed he wasn´t wearing anything underneath, undershirt sales plummeted.

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Jean Harlow throwing the book at Clark Gable in China Seas (1935)

Gone With the Wind (1939)

Clark Gable

When you say Clark Gable most people will think of Rhett Butler. Which of course, is all fine and dandy, but … he was more than that. I mean I am not sure any other man could pull off that thin mustache without looking like a creep. Gable typically was all pulled together and debonair and suave … but on the occasion that he was unkempt, it was even more in his favor.