|from "The Asphalt Jungle"|
Born this day in 1916, Hayden was never overly excited by his Hollywood career, and he was a bit of an odd guy. When War II broke out, he joined the military and served under an assumed name (in the OSS, no less). After the war he had communist ties, later named names, and generally seemed to never recover from the overall experience.
He also once ran off with his kids against court order and sailed them to Tahiti. Literally, he captained the boat. That was his thing.
Nobody puts Sterling Hayden in a corner.
We salute you, Mr. Hayden. You always look how I feel.