Some of Clark Gable’s most famous movies include "Gone With the Wind," “It Happened One Night,” “Mutiny on the Bounty” and “The Misfits.” The legendary leading man appeared in more than 70 feature films between 1931 and 1961.Continue Reading
Gable is best known for playing the role of Rhett Butler in the 1939 American Civil War epic “Gone With the Wind,” produced by David O. Selznick. “Gone With the Wind” won 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Gable’s co-star, Vivien Leigh. Gable was nominated for Best Actor, but the award went to Robert Donat for his role "Goodbye Mr. Chips."
Gable won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his leading role in the 1934 Frank Capra comedy “It Happened One Night.” His co-star Claudette Colbert also won the Best Actress Academy Award for her role. Columbia Pictures loaned Gable to MGM for the film, which also won the Oscar for Best Picture.
Gable was nominated for another Academy Award for his role as Fletcher Christian in the 1935 historical drama “Mutiny on the Bounty," directed by Frank Lloyd.
Gable made his final screen appearance in John Huston's “The Misfits,” also starring Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift. Gable died of a heart attack on Nov. 2, 1960, two days after filming ended.Learn more about Art & Literature