The Illustrated Man, (1969)
Directed by Jack Smight
Wiki: Set in the backroads of America, the film tells three of Bradbury’s stories set in the future, with Steiger as a man named Carl telling tales of some of the tattoos he has on his body. The stories are about virtual reality (The Veldt), a mysterious planet (The Long Rain) and the end of the world (The Last Night of the World). Carl is accompanied by a dog and meets a traveler who listens to his tales. The tie-in prologue tells of how Carl came to be tattooed after he encountered a mysterious woman named Felicia (Claire Bloom) in a remote farmhouse.
'No Carl, you'll be something special, you'll be beautiful, you'll MATTER!’
I think there could be a Rod Steiger marathon coming hot on the heels of the Mitchum!