Kung fu stunts and red state politics with Chris Mitchum

Christopher “Chris” Mitchum, the second son of Robert Mitchum, details John Wayne’s conservative red state politics and critical disdain for “The Green Berets,” unprofessional, dangerous film sets, kung fu, being blackballed by Hollywood liberals, and more eyebrow-raising anecdotes in an exclusive interview. Seen above, the beefcake cover of the collectible “Summertime Killer” 1972 soundtrack album contains a shirtless Chris and Olivia Hussey of “Romeo and Juliet” fame in their first of two onscreen pairings. Image Credit: Finger Five! Tumblr

Blonde-haired heartthrob Christopher “Chris” Mitchum dreamed of being a writer. Obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Literature degree from the University of Pennsylvania, the second son of disturbing Cape Fear antagonist Robert Mitchum transferred to the University of Arizona and picked up gigs as a day extra in TV westerns filmed at the Old Tucson Studios. Then the acting bug bit. Three back to…

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