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Montgomery Clift

Actor | * 10/17/1920 († 45, 07/23/1966) | Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American actor. A four-time Academy Award nominee, The New York Times said he was known for his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men". He is best remembered for his roles in Howard Hawks' Red River (1948), William Wyler's The Heiress (1949), George Stevens' A Place in the Sun (1951), Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess (1953), Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity (1953), Edward Dmytryk's The Young Lions (1958), Stanley Kramer's Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and John Huston's The Misfits (1961). Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was one of the original ... ()
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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.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Montgomery Clift

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor 3x Academy Award for Best Actor

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Movies with Montgomery Clift as Actor(26)

as Himself (archive footage)2018 Making Montgomery Clift
as Himself (archive footage)2015 Listen to Me Marlon
as Himself (archive footage)2002 Great Performances - Making 'The Misfits
as Dr. Cukrowicz (archive footage)1994 Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage
as Himself (film clips and documentary footage) (archive footage)1983 Montgomery Clift
as James Bower1966 The Defector
as Sigmund Freud1962 Freud: The Secret Passion
as Rudolph Petersen1961 Judgment at Nuremberg
as Perce Howland1961 The Misfits
as Chuck Glover1960 Wild River
as Adam White1959 Lonelyhearts
as Dr. Cukrowicz1959 Suddenly, Last Summer
as Noah Ackerman1958 The Young Lions
as John Wickliff Shawnessy1957 Raintree County
as himself1957 Operation Raintree
as Pvt. Robert E. Lee 'Prew' Prewitt1953 From Here to Eternity
as Giovanni Doria1953 Indiscretion of an American Wife
as Fr. Michael William Logan1953 I Confess
as George Eastman1951 A Place in the Sun
as Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough1950 The Big Lift
as Morris Townsend1949 The Heiress
as Matthew 'Matt' Garth1948 Red River
as Ralph 'Steve' Stevenson1948 The Search

TV Shows/Series with Montgomery Clift as Actor(1)

Movies with Montgomery Clift as Crew(1)

Writing/Screenplay1961 Judgment at Nuremberg

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Montgomery Clift
Born: Sunday, 10/17 1920 (October) in Omaha
Died: Saturday, 07/23 1966 (July) in New York City (aged: 45)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Actors Studio
Siblings: Eleanor Clift
Mother: Ethel Anderson Fogg
Other names for Montgomery Clift (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Monty Clift"
"Edward Montgomery Clift"
Montgomery Clift frequently works together with these people:
Elizabeth Taylor (7x, Actress)
John Huston (6x, Crew)
Marlon Brando (4x, Actor)
Fred Zinnemann (4x, Crew)
William Hornbeck (4x, Crew)
Dimitri Tiomkin (4x, Crew)
Jean Louis (4x, Crew)
Alfred Hitchcock (3x, Crew)
Agnes Flanagan (3x, Crew)
James Jones (3x, Crew)
George Stevens (3x, Crew)
Gloria Swanson (1x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:52878, Added: 05/17/2018, Last updated: 05/10/2020