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MarkBefore Charlton Heston, Victor Mature dominated the "biblical epic" genre, starring in Samson and Delilah (1949), The Robe (1953) , and Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
FactIn Zarak (1956) he played perhaps the only title character in the movies to be flogged to death.
PaymentsEarned $1,250 /week from Song of the Islands (1942)

Victor Hedman is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenseman who currently plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 2nd overall by the Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Hedman is a two-time NHL All-Star and has won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman.

Early Life

Victor Hedman was born on December 18, 1990, in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. His parents are Olle and Katarina Hedman. He has two younger sisters, Johanna and Cecilia. Hedman began playing hockey at the age of five. He played for his hometown team, Modo Hockey, from 2002 to 2009.

Hedman was drafted 2nd overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 2009-10 season. Hedman scored his first NHL goal against the New York Islanders on October 3, 2009.

Hedman has played his entire NHL career with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has established himself as one of the best defensemen in the NHL. Hedman is a two-time NHL All-Star and has won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL’s top defenseman.

As of 2021, Victor Hedman’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. He has earned a base salary of $6.875 million per year with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He also has numerous endorsement deals with companies such as Adidas and Gatorade.

Hedman is married to Sanna Lundell. They have two daughters together, Olivia and Stella.

General Info

Full NameVictor Hedman
Salary4.25 million USD
Height1.98 m
Weight104 kg


ParentsOlle Hedman, Elizabeth Hedman
SiblingsOscar Hedman, Johan Hedman

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1Making use of his powerful physique, he became associated with "beefcake" scenes involving bondage and torture. In "Samson and Delilah" (1949) he was blinded and forced to turn a gristmill. In "The Robe" (1953) he suffered while stretched out on a torture-table inside a Roman dungeon. In "Zarak" (1957) he endured two separate floggings. In "Timbuktu" (1959) he found himself staked out, spreadeagle style, under a dangling tarantula.
2Before Charlton Heston, Victor Mature dominated the "biblical epic" genre, starring in Samson and Delilah (1949), The Robe (1953) , and Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)


China Doll (1958)$125,000
Samson and Delilah (1949)$50,000
Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)$3,000 /week
My Gal Sal (1942)$1,250 /week
Song of the Islands (1942)$1,250 /week
The Shanghai Gesture (1941)$450 /week
One Million B.C. (1940)$250 /week
The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)$100 /week


1I'm an emotional actor. When I'm doing a scene, I really believe it. I live the part as long as I'm in the scene.
2[on Samson and Delilah (1949)] Samson wasn't exactly bad for me. How can you go wrong in a picture that is going to pull in 17 million and maybe as high as 20? Why, I'm getting fan mail from places all over the world that I've never heard of before.
3[about the movie Head (1968)] I don't understand it. All I know is it makes me laugh.
4[When asked if it bothered him to play Samson's father in a TV-movie remake (Samson and Delilah (1984)) of his early film, 35 years earlier, in 1949 (Samson and Delilah (1949)) in which he played Samson, he answered] If the money's right, I'd play his mother!
5Actually, I am a golfer. That is my real occupation. I never was an actor. Ask anybody, particularly the critics.
6If you're so concerned about fucking privacy, don't become a fucking actor!
7I'm no actor, and I've got 64 pictures to prove it.


1Despite his physique and his tough guy persona, Mature was a man of many fears and phobias. Not only did he refuse to wrestle a tame movie lion for Samson and Delilah (1949)--a film that Groucho Marx famously said he would not go to see because "the leading man's tits are bigger than the leading lady's"--but during the jawbone battle, the wind machine kicked up some particularly violent gusts, and Mature fled the sound stage for his dressing room, hiding in terror. According to Cecil B. DeMille biographer Charles Higham, the director publicly humiliated him, using his megaphone to ensure that cast and crew all heard him.
2Is buried in St. Michael Cemetery in Louisville, Kentucky.
3Was originally going to star with Robert Wagner and Debra Paget in The Proud Ones (1956).
4Was approached for the role of Sylvester Stallone's father in Oscar (1991), which eventually went to Kirk Douglas.
5A false story has circulated that George Reeves auditioned for the role of Samson in Samson and Delilah (1949), but lost the role to Mature. Supposedly, he was given the role of "Wounded Messenger" at the recommendation of Mature, who was very loyal to his friends from his student days at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. The fact is that Reeves was never under consideration for the role of Samson. However, many of the smaller roles in the film were played by Mature's friends from Pasadena.
6Featured in "Bad Boys: The Actors of Film Noir" by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (McFarland, 2003).
7He was a Republican.
8In her autobiography, Esther Williams details a passionate affair she had with Mature during the filming of Million Dollar Mermaid (1952). According to Williams, her marriage was on the rocks, she needed love and Mature provided all she wanted.
9Although several sources suggest that Mature's family name was originally Maturi, United States and Austrian birth, immigration, census and other records, as well as Victor Mature himself, are quite clear that as of 1877, the family name was Mature.
10In Zarak (1956) he played perhaps the only title character in the movies to be flogged to death.
11Attended the Kentucky Military Academy. One of his classmates was future fellow actor, Jim Backus (Mr. Magoo and Thurston Howell III in Gilligan's Island (1964)).
12Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 389-390. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
13Was color-blind.
14He attributed his success in Biblical spectacles to his ability to "make with the holy look."
15Applying for membership in the swank Los Angeles Country Club at the height of his fame, Mature was turned down and told that the golfing facility did not accept actors as members. His response: "I'm not an actor - and I've got 64 films to prove it!".
16Victor's father, Marcello Gelindo Maturi (later Marcellus George Mature), a knife sharpener and cutler, was born in 1877 in the town of Pinzolo, in the Italian Tyrolean region of Trentino, which was then under the rule of the Austria-Hungary Empire, and was returned to Italian sovereignty in 1918, after WWI. Victor's mother, Clara P. (Ackley), was born in Kentucky. Victor's maternal grandfather, Charles Anthony "Antone" Ackley, was a Swiss immigrant, of Swiss-German descent, while Victor's maternal grandmother, Magdalen "Lena" Weekes, was born in Indiana, to German parents.
17He was a petty officer in the Coast Guard during World War II. He served on the troop transport ship Admiral Mayo. His service carried him to the North Atlantic, including Normandy, the Mediterranean, Caribbean and many islands in the South Pacific. He was on Okinawa when the A-bomb was dropped on Japan.
18Daughter, Victoria, born in 1975.




Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1966TV SeriesSparks
I tartari1961Oleg
The Big Circus1959Henry Jasper 'Hank' Whirling
The Bandit of Zhobe1959Kasim Khan
Timbuktu1958Mike Conway
Escort West1958Ben Lassiter
China Doll1958Capt. Cliff Brandon
Tank Force1958Thatcher
The Long Haul1957Harry Miller
Pickup Alley1957Charles Sturgis
Zarak1956Zarak Khan
The Sharkfighters1956Lt. Cmdr. Ben Staves
The Last Frontier1955Jed Cooper
Chief Crazy Horse1955Crazy Horse
Violent Saturday1955Shelley Martin
Betrayed1954'The Scarf'
The Egyptian1954Horemheb
Demetrius and the Gladiators1954Demetrius
Dangerous Mission1954Matt Hallett
The Veils of Bagdad1953Antar
The Robe1953Demetrius
Affair with a Stranger1953Bill Blakeley
The Glory Brigade1953Lt. Sam Pryor
Million Dollar Mermaid1952James Sullivan
Androcles and the Lion1952Captain
Something for the Birds1952Steve Bennett
The Las Vegas Story1952Lt. Dave Andrews
Gambling House1950Marc Fury
Stella1950Jeff DeMarco
Wabash Avenue1950Andy Clark
Samson and Delilah1949Samson
Easy Living1949Pete Wilson
Red, Hot and Blue1949Danny James
Cry of the City1948Lt. Candella
Fury at Furnace Creek1948Cash Blackwell / Tex Cameron
Kiss of Death1947Nick Bianco
Moss Rose1947Michael Drego
My Darling Clementine1946Doc Holliday
Seven Days' Leave1942Johnny Grey
Footlight Serenade1942Tommy Lundy
My Gal Sal1942Paul Dresser
Song of the Islands1942Jefferson Harper
The Shanghai Gesture1941Doctor Omar
I Wake Up Screaming1941Frankie Christopher
No, No, Nanette1940William Trainor
Captain Caution1940Dan Marvin
One Million B.C.1940Tumak
The Housekeeper's Daughter1939Lefty
Samson and Delilah1984TV MovieManoah
Firepower1979Harold Everett
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976Nick
Every Little Crook and Nanny1972Carmine Ganucci
Head1968The Big Victor
After the Fox1966Tony Powell


Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults1997TV Movie documentary performer: "Land on Your Feet", "Blue Shadows and White Gardenias"
Seven Days' Leave1942"Pop! Goes the Weasel" / performer: "Please Won't You Leave My Girl Alone" 1942, "You Speak My Language" 1942, "A Touch of Texas" 1942, "Pop! Goes the Weasel"
Footlight Serenade1942performer: "I'll Be Marching to a Love Song" - uncredited


China Doll1958producer - uncredited


House of Dreams1951Documentary shortNarrator (voice)
I'll Get By1950Himself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 25, No. 7: Hollywood Victory Show1946Documentary shortHimself
Screen Snapshots Series 24, No. 41944ShortHimself, Tars and Spars Recruiter
Show-Business at War1943Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)

Archive Footage

Our Queen at Ninety2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Naked Archaeologist2005-2010TV Series documentarySamson
How the West Was Lost2008TV Movie documentaryDr. John 'Doc' Holliday (uncredited)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself (Memorial Tribute)
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryActor 'The Robe' (uncredited)
Biography1995TV Series documentaryActor 'The Robe'
Arena1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Sphinx - Geheimnisse der Geschichte1994TV Series documentaryHannibal
John Ford1993TV Movie documentaryDr. John "Doc" Hollyday [in "My Darling Clementine"] (uncredited)
Gunfighters of the Old West1992Video documentaryDoc Holiday (uncredited)
Legends of the West1992DocumentaryActor in 'Chief Crazy Horse' (uncredited)
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHimself
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend1987DocumentaryHimself
M*A*S*H1977TV SeriesDr. John 'Doc' Holiday
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHimself
The American West of John Ford1971TV Movie documentaryactor 'My Darling Clementine (uncredited)
Dynamite Chicken1971Himself (uncredited)
ABC Stage 671966TV SeriesHimself
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe1966DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase1965Documentary short
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Lykke og krone1962DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Valley of the Dragons1961Hector (edited from 'One Million B.C.') (uncredited)
Zwischen Glück und Krone1959DocumentaryHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1955TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 6780 Hollywood Blvd.

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