He got his big break when Cecil B. DeMille cast him in The Ten Commandments but his role got shrunk down to a cameo because all 6’6″ of him made Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner look like little people and you couldn’t have that. You can glimpse him in this clip below walking behind Yul – he’s the BIG GUY in the viking helmet:
He fared better on TV, doing seven seasons of the western Cheyenne, but my favorite thing of his is the Rock Hudson Doris Day movie Send Me No Flowers in which he was hired specifically to make the big strapping Rock Hudson look puny. And he did!
Anyway y’all can scroll through our Clint Walker Archives if you like (I recommend you do!) but let’s honor Clint’s legacy with a few dozen pictures I just now gathered up that I’ve somehow not posted before
proc. by Movies