Co-starred in a sitcom pilot called "Who Goes There," where he played a ghost who adopts the guise of Gen. George Armstrong Custer because he sees his portrait in the room where he first materializes.
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There were the Gary Cooper
s and the Clark Gable
s, but they didn't really appeal to me. But I saw Walter Huston
and Hume Cronyn
in about 10 movies and I saw that it was possible to play a wide variety of roles where there [were] no connections between one or the other; they weren't put into a slot . . . I saw what was possible.
He lost the lead role in the film Elmer Gantry
(1960), which could have been a turning point in his screen career, when he, trying to escape a stalled elevator in his apartment building on the West Side, fell more than 50 feet down the shaft. He fractured his skull, hip, wrist, and most of the ribs on his left side, also breaking his left leg in three places. A finger had to be amputated. Near ...
Role as Police Commissioner Gordon in the Burton/Schumacher Batman film series