6. While his sexuality has long been speculated upon and many of the women he was romantically linked with were actually calculated by studio execs to cultivate his image, several woman have come forward to say they legitimately carried on affairs with him. Among them is actress Liz Sheridan, a.k.a. Jerry’s mother on Seinfeld.
7. Before shooting his first scene with Elizabeth Taylor in Giant, he was so nervous he allegedly unzipped his pants and peed in front of the cast and crew because he thought that if he could do that, he could do anything with Taylor in front of the camera.
8. At the time of his death he was signed on for roles in Somebody Up There Likes Me and The Left Handed Gun, both of which were ultimately given to Paul Newman, a move that’s credited with Newman's quick rise to stardom.