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Sterling Hayden
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Actor
    (March 26, 1916-May 23, 1986)
    Birth name is Sterling Relyea Walter
    Acted in 'Bahama Passage (1941),' 'Virginia (1941),' 'Blaze of Noon (1947),' 'El Paso (1949),' 'Manhandled (1949),' 'The Asphalt Jungle (1950),' 'Journey Into Light (1951),' 'Flaming Feather (1952),' 'The Star (1952),' 'So Big (1953),' 'Crime Wave (1954),' 'Johnny Guitar (1954),' 'Suddenly (1954),' 'The Eternal Sea (1955),' 'The Last Command (1955),' 'The Killing (1956),' '5 Steps to Danger (1957),' 'Zero Hour! (1957),' 'Terror in a Texas Town (1958),' 'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964),' 'Loving (1970),' 'The Godfather (1972),' 'The Long Goodbye (1973),' 'King of the Gypsies (1978),' 'Winter Kills (1979)' and 'The Blue and the Grey (1983)'
    Wrote autobiographies 'Wanderer (1963)' and 'Voyage (1976)'
    He was billed by Paramount studios as 'The Most Beautiful Man in the Movies' and 'The Beautiful Blond Viking God.'
    He briefly considered membership with the Communist Party after making friends with partisans in Yugoslavia during his service to the OSS in World War II.
    He held himself in contempt for ratting out communist ties to the House Un-American Activities Committee when he was forced to testify.
    He defied a court order not to sail to Tahiti with his children following his divorce.
    He married the same woman three times.
    He describes his film roles, 'Bastards, most of them, conceived in contempt of life and spewn out onto screens across the world with noxious ballyhoo; saying nothing, contemptuous of the truth, sullen, and lecherous.'
    He was in many westerns in the 1950's, being typecast as a poor man's John Wayne.
    He was cast as Quint in 'Jaws' but was unable to work due to tax problems (1975).
    He sailed around the world many times, and was a highly respected ship captain.
    He went into acting to gain funds for his sea voyages.
    He disliked Hollywood, and only acted as a means of getting money.
    He became a skilled character actor, playing an insane general in 'Dr. Strangelove' and a corrupt New York City police chief in 'The Godfather.'
    His two autobiographies gained great acclaim.
    He died of cancer (1986).

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    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 22 Votes: 31.82% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 63 Votes: 38.10% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 71 Votes: 39.44% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 29 Votes: 24.14% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 234 Votes: 43.59% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 131 Votes: 48.09% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 171 Votes: 47.95% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 148 Votes: 41.22% Annoying
 
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