Was Robert Mitchum the Coolest Guy Ever? Evidence Points to Yes

Actor Robert Mitchum, known for his tough demeanor and melodious deep voice, was born on this date in 1917. Back in 1971 he joined Dick Cavett for a long form interview on Cavett's legendary talk show. It's one of the best talk show interviews I've ever seen and Mitchum, who was a proto-counterculturalist from way back, comes across as extraordinarily cool, composed, intelligent, and, frankly, a little drunk.

This will get you to part one. Just follow the YouTube links to watch the rest. You'll be so glad you did.