Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 27

Birthday 1920-10-17

Day of Death 1966-07-23

Place of Birth Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Official Site https://www.cmgww.com/stars/clift/

Also Known As

  • Monty Clift
  • Edward Montgomery Clift

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Making Montgomery Clift as Himself (archive footage)
2015 Listen to Me Marlon as Himself (archive footage)
2002 Great Performances - Making 'The Misfits as Himself (archive footage)
1997 The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
1994 Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage as Dr. Cukrowicz (archive footage)
1985 George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
1983 Montgomery Clift as Himself (film clips and documentary footage) (archive footage)
1966 The Defector as James Bower
1965 The Love Goddesses
1962 Freud: The Secret Passion as Sigmund Freud
1961 Judgment at Nuremberg as Rudolph Petersen
1961 The Misfits as Perce Howland
1960 Wild River as Chuck Glover
1959 Suddenly, Last Summer as Dr. Cukrowicz
1958 The Young Lions as Noah Ackerman
1958 Lonelyhearts as Adam White
1957 Raintree County as John Wickliff Shawnessy
1957 Operation Raintree as Himself
1953 From Here to Eternity as Pvt. Robert E. Lee 'Prew' Prewitt
1953 Indiscretion of an American Wife as Giovanni Doria
1953 I Confess as Fr. Michael William Logan
1951 A Place in the Sun as George Eastman
1950 The Big Lift as Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough
1949 The Heiress as Morris Townsend
1948 Red River as Matthew 'Matt' Garth
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1948 The Search as Ralph 'Steve' Stevenson

Writing

1961 Judgment at Nuremberg Screenplay

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