OUR FAVOURITE EPIC HEROES
We’ll never forget Kirk Douglas in Spartacus. “Spartacus inspired me to be really fit,” Kirk said. “You have to be superfit and live and love the par t.”
Victor Mature was another epic with his fighting physique and knowing smile in The Robe, Demetrius and the Gladiators and Samson & Delilah.
“I just knew how to smile in all the right paces but often it looked like a smile when I had actually twisted my ankle,” he admitted.
Yul Brynner, Robert Taylor, Richard Bur ton, Stephen Boys, Anthony Quinn were all hear t-throbs of the epics.
But the last word has to be from
John Wayne – in full Texan drawl but playing a Roman guard – “Shoorly this man wuz the son of gud”… He didn’t have the legs for it either!
Kirk Douglas Victor Mature Yul Brynner John Wayne