Because he’s Gable, whaddya kiddin’ me?! No one in Hollywood could have played the role of Rhett Butler. Roué, devil-may-care, he’s still in love with a woman who’s not in love with him and tries to mask his hurt. Of course the scene where he’s lost his daughter is a deal breaker. I don’t count “It Happened One Night.” Vivien Leigh was masterful. And Gable was right there with her. You wuz robbed Gable. Robbed! And I’m here to tell you: it ain’t fittin’!!
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1939 WINNER and NOMINEES – BEST ACTOR
Robert Donat – Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Clark Gable – Gone With The Wind
James Stewart – Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Laurence Olivier – Wuthering Heights
Mickey Rooney – Babes In Arms