"Clark Gable" was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/MGM in 1931. The next year he landed his first leading Hollywood role and became a leading man in more than 60 motion pictures over the next three decades.

Gable was arguably best known for his role as Rhett Butler in the epic film/epic Gone with the Wind (film)/Gone with the Wind (1939), for which he received his third nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor. He was also nominated for leading roles in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935 film)/Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), and he won for It Happened One Night (1934). Gable found further success commercially and critically with films like Red Dust (1932), Manhattan Melodrama (1934), San Francisco (1936 film)/San Francisco (1936), Saratoga (film)/Saratoga (1937) Boom Town (film)/Boom Town (1940), The Hucksters (1947) Homecoming (1948 film)/Homecoming (1948) and The Misfits (film)/The Misfits (1961) which was his final screen appearance.

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