- Clark Gable - RHETT BUTLER IN GONE WITH THE WIND Movie Star from the past. He is often considered the most romantic, charismatic male character ever in films. His chemistry with the fiery Vivien Leigh was infallible. No actor and role were ever so perfectly wed as Clark Gable and Rhett Butler. R.I.P.
When I was very young, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler ('Gone With The Wind,' 1939) was my first 'celeb' crush (he was deceased at the time). Here he watches as Scarlett drives off to her lumber mill via Shantytown - alone.
Gone with the Wind - The sheer scale of 1939's Gone With The Wind was reflected in the 19th century outfits - over 5,000 individal items of clothing were crated by the film's costume designer, Walter Plunkett. FACT: The memorable green dress pictured was made from a pair of old curtains in the film - Scarlett wanted to look perfect for Rhett Butler's return, and show she could still look elegant despite the hardships of the Civil War.