August 29, 2004 |
"Look, I'm not odd. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor"-- Montgomery Clift Several of the recent Marlon Brando obituaries mentioned Montgomery Clift as one of the actor's contemporaries. But Clift was more than a contemporary. He, along with John Garfield, opened the door for the likes of such Method actors as Brando, James Dean, Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.
October 17, 2011
Among the roles this Oscar-nominated actor turned down was the role of Joe Gillis in Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard. " Who was the actor? Montgomery Clift
December 3, 1992 |
"The Heiress" (1949), directed by William Wyler. 115 minutes. Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar for her portrayal of Catherine Sloper, one of cinema's most memorable and heartbreaking doormats. In this truly tragic film, based on the Henry James novel "Washington Square," she falls for a wily gold digger (Montgomery Clift).
July 3, 1994 |
HOLLYWOOD'S FIRST CHOICES: Or Why Groucho Marx Never Played Rhett Butler by Jeff Burkhart & Bruce Stuart (Crown Publishers: $14, paperback; 230 pp.) Movie buffs and even casual films fans should get a kick out of this breezy, fast-paced account of how some of the greatest movie casting decisions were made.
July 31, 2003 |
Last year he appeared in the small, touching film "A Walk to Remember." Now the 25-year-old actor has moved into the big-budget company of Sean Connery in "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen." And that's not his only interest. West is part of a band -- Johnny Was -- named after a Bob Marley song, but that's where the connection to the reggae artist ends. Johnny Was is rock with punk undertones and a little emo thrown in.
June 5, 1989 |
It was the wedding to end all weddings, and the media event to end all media events: the marriage in 1956 of American movie star-glamour queen Grace Kelly to the dashing Prince Rainier of Monaco. Caught up in this fast-lane fairy tale were six young women chosen to be Grace Kelly's bridesmaids. And now one of them has written a book about it, titled "The Bridesmaids." Author Judith Balaban Quine was one of the six who wore a daffodil yellow dress the day Kelly married her prince, along with Maree Frisby, Rita Gam, Carolyn Scott, Sally Parrish and Bettina Thompson.