Numbers are ages.
14- Arrested for vagrancy, put on a chain gang from which he ESCAPED!
19- Worked as a ghostwriter for an astrologer in Los Angeles
23- Works as a machine operator at Lockheed
24- Nervous breakdown, temporarily goes blind
25- Starts acting
28- Serves in WW2
29- Nominated for an Oscar
31- Busted for possession of marijuana. Serves a week in jail, which he described to a reporter as like “Palm Springs, but without the riffraff”
38- Fired after pulling a prank on set where he threw someone into the San Francisco Bay
38- Stars in Night of the Hunter. NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
40- Releases a calypso album!
45- Stars in Cape Fear
50- Releases a country album called That Man, Robert Mitchum, Sings
60- Hosts SNL
63- Voice of the “Beef- It’s What’s For Dinner” ad campiagn
75- Wins lifetime achievement Oscar
78- Final film role in a Norwegian film called Pakten