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Montgomery Clift

Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American film and stage actor. The New York Times’ obituary noted his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men". He invariably played outsiders, often "victim-heroes" - examples include the social climber in George Stevens' A Place in the Sun, the anguished Catholic priest in Hitchcock's I Confess, the doomed regular soldier Robert E. Lee Prewitt in Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity, and the Jewish GI bullied by anti-Semites in Edward Dmytryk's The Young Lions. Later, as a result of heavy consumption of drink and prescription drugs, and after a disfiguring car crash in 1956, he became erratic. Nevertheless important roles still came to him, including "the reckless, alcoholic, mother-fixated rodeo performer in Huston's The Misfits, the title role in Huston's Freud, and the concentration camp victim in Stanley Kramer's Judgment at Nuremberg." Clift received four Academy Award nominations during his career, three for Best Actor and one for Best Supporting Actor.

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Oct 17, 1920 In Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Search 1948-03-26
Latest Project:
Movie Making Montgomery Clift 2018-09-23
Known For
Poster of Making Montgomery Clift
Poster of Montgomery Clift
Poster of Suddenly, Last Summer
Poster of Indiscretion of an American Wife
Movie Making Montgomery Clift Himself (archive footage) 2018-09-23
Movie Listen to Me Marlon Himself (archive footage) 2015-07-29
Movie Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage Dr. Cukrowicz (archive footage) 1994-12-19
Movie Montgomery Clift Himself (film clips and documentary footage) (archive footage) 1983-01-01
Movie The Defector James Bower 1966-10-20
Movie Freud: The Secret Passion Sigmund Freud 1962-12-12
Movie The Misfits Perce Howland 1961-01-01
Movie Judgment at Nuremberg Rudolph Petersen 1961-12-01
Movie Wild River Chuck Glover 1960-05-01
Movie Suddenly, Last Summer Dr. Cukrowicz 1959-12-22
Movie Lonelyhearts Adam White 1958-01-01
Movie The Young Lions Noah Ackerman 1958-04-02
Movie Operation Raintree Himself 1957-08-31
Movie Raintree County John Wickliff Shawnessy 1957-12-20
Movie Indiscretion of an American Wife Giovanni Doria 1953-04-02
Movie I Confess Fr. Michael William Logan 1953-02-28
Movie From Here to Eternity Pvt. Robert E. Lee 'Prew' Prewitt 1953-08-28
Movie A Place in the Sun George Eastman 1951-06-12
Movie The Big Lift Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough 1950-04-26
Movie The Heiress Morris Townsend 1949-10-06
Movie The Search Ralph 'Steve' Stevenson 1948-03-26
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie Red River Matthew 'Matt' Garth 1948-08-26