He played Captain Nemo in Disney's 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. His other films include The Verdict, A Star is Born, Julius Caesar, Lolita, and North by Northwest.
He gained a degree in architecture in college and began acting in stock theater companies for fun.
He refused to participate in the fighting during WWII.
He married twice, and co-authored a book with his first wife, Pamela Mason.