- Clark Gable - 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.
American film star Clark Gable reading the novel ‘Gone With the Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. His greatest role was that of Rhett Butler in the MGM film adaption of the book. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)