Leading man who was nominated for the Academy Award for Best actor for his portrayal of Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind. He gained additional acclaim for his roles in The Misfits, Mutiny on the Bounty, and Manhattan Melodrama.
After his mother died from a brain tumor, his father refused to raise him Catholic. This sparked resentment from his mother's side of the family. He worked at an Ohio tire company after dropping out of school at age 16.
His last film was The Misfits, which was also Marilyn Monroe's last film.
His third wife was actress Carole Lombard. He was married to his sixth wife, Kay Williams, from 1955 until his death in 1960. He had two children.
He starred in the film It Happened One Night with esteemed French movie actress Claudette Colbert.