Cary Grant

Birthday:
01/18/1904
Place of birth:
Horfield, Bristol, England, UK:
Biography:
Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was an English-born American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He was known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. Grant was born in Horfield, Bristol. He became attracted to theater at a young age and began performing with a troupe known as "The Penders" at age six. At the age of 16, he went as a stage performer with the Pender Troupe for a tour of the US. After a series of successful performances in New York City, he decided to stay there. He established a name for himself in vaudeville in the 1920s and toured the United States before moving to Hollywood in the early 1930s. Grant initially appeared in crime films or dramas such as Blonde Venus (1932) with Marlene Dietrich and She Done Him Wrong (1933) with Mae West, but later gained renown for his performances in romantic and screwball comedies such as The Awful Truth (1937) with Irene Dunne, Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Katharine Hepburn, His Girl Friday (1940) and The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Hepburn and James Stewart, often with some of the biggest female stars of the day. These films are frequently cited among the greatest comedy films of all time.[2] Other well-known films in which he starred in this period were the adventure Gunga Din (1939) and the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). He also began to move into dramas such as Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Penny Serenade (1941) and Clifford Odets' None but the Lonely Heart (1944); he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the latter two. During the 1940s and 1950s, Grant developed a close working relationship with director Alfred Hitchcock, who cast the popular actor in several of his critically acclaimed films, including Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955), and North by Northwest (1959). The suspense-dramas Suspicion and Notorious both involved Grant showing a darker, more ambiguous nature in his characters. Toward the end of his film career, Grant was praised by critics as a romantic leading man, and he received five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, including Indiscreet (1958) with Ingrid Bergman, That Touch of Mink (1962) with Doris Day, and Charade (1963) with Audrey Hepburn. He is remembered by critics for his unusually broad appeal as a handsome, suave actor who did not take himself too seriously, able to play with his own dignity in comedies without sacrificing it entirely. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cary Grant, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Credits

Dans l'ombre d'Hitchcock, Alma et Hitch (2019)
as Himself
Becoming Cary Grant (2017)
as Himself (archive footage)
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn (2015)
as Himself (archive footage)
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
Metropolis refundada (2010)
as Himself (archive footage)
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)
Hippies (2007)
as Himself (archive footage)
Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema (2007)
Complicated Women (2003)
as Self (archive footage)
Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1999)
as (archive footage)
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)
as Himself (archive footage)
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home To (1990)
as (archive footage)
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1985)
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra (1983)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
as (in "Suspicion") (archive footage)
Frank Sinatra: The First 40 Years (1979)
That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
as (archive footage)
It's Showtime (1976)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)
as (archive footage)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
as (archive footage)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973)
as Himself
Elvis: That's the Way It Is (1970)
as Himself (uncredited)
Walk Don't Run (1966)
as Sir William Rutland
Hollywood My Home Town (1965)
The Love Goddesses (1965)
Father Goose (1964)
as Walter Christopher Eckland
The Big Parade of Comedy (1964)
as Cary Grant
Charade (1963)
as Peter Joshua
Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963)
That Touch of Mink (1962)
as Philip Shayne
The Grass Is Greener (1960)
as Victor Rhyall
Operation Petticoat (1959)
as Matt Sherman
North by Northwest (1959)
as Roger O. Thornhill
Houseboat (1958)
as Tom Winters
Indiscreet (1958)
as Philip Adams
Kiss Them for Me (1957)
as Cmdr. Andrew " Andy" Crewson
An Affair to Remember (1957)
as Nickie Ferrante
The Pride and the Passion (1957)
as Anthony
To Catch a Thief (1955)
as John Robie
Dream Wife (1953)
as Clemson Reade
Monkey Business (1952)
as Barnaby Fulton
Room for One More (1952)
as George "Poppy" Rose
People Will Talk (1951)
as Dr. Noah Praetorius
Crisis (1950)
as Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
as Capt. Henri Rochard
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
as Dr. Madison W. Brown
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
as Jim Blandings
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
as Dudley
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
as Richard Nugent
Blow-Ups of 1947 (1947)
as Himself
Notorious (1946)
as T.R. Devlin
Night and Day (1946)
as Cole Porter
Without Reservations (1946)
as Cary Grant (uncredited)
George White's Scandals (1945)
as Cary Grant (archive footage) (uncredited)
None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
as Ernie Mott
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
as Mortimer Brewster
Once Upon a Time (1944)
as Jerry Flynn
Road to Victory (1944)
as Himself
The Shining Future (1944)
as Self
Destination Tokyo (1943)
as Captain Cassidy
Mr. Lucky (1943)
as Joe Adams
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
as Patrick O'Toole
The Talk of the Town (1942)
as Leopold Dilg - Joseph
Breakdowns of 1942 (1942)
as Himself (uncredited)
Suspicion (1941)
as John D. 'Johnnie' Aysgarth
Penny Serenade (1941)
as Roger Adams
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
as C.K. Dexter Haven
A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital (1940)
The Howards of Virginia (1940)
as Matt Howard
My Favorite Wife (1940)
as Nick Arden
His Girl Friday (1940)
as Walter Burns
The Miracle of Sound (1940)
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 1 (1939)
In Name Only (1939)
as Alec Walker
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
as Geoff Carter
Gunga Din (1939)
as Cutter
Topper Takes a Trip (1938)
as George Kerby (archive footage) (uncredited)
Holiday (1938)
as Johnny Case
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
as David Huxley
The Awful Truth (1937)
as Jerry Warriner
The Toast of New York (1937)
as Nick Boyd
Topper (1937)
as George Kerby
When You're in Love (1937)
as Jimmy Hudson
Wedding Present (1936)
as Charlie Mason
Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) (1936)
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (1936)
as Ernest Bliss
Suzy (1936)
as Andre
Big Brown Eyes (1936)
as Det. Sgt. Danny Barr
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
as Jimmy Monkley
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (1935)
as Cary Grant (uncredited)
The Last Outpost (1935)
as Michael Andrews
Wings in the Dark (1935)
as Ken Gordon
Enter Madame (1935)
as Gerald Fitzgerald
Ladies Should Listen (1934)
as Julian De Lussac
Kiss and Make-Up (1934)
as Dr. Maurice Lamar
Thirty Day Princess (1934)
as Porter Madison III
Born to Be Bad (1934)
as Malcolm Trevor
Alice in Wonderland (1933)
as Mock Turtle
I'm No Angel (1933)
as Jack Clayton
Gambling Ship (1933)
as Ace Corbin
The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
as Henry Crocker
The Woman Accused (1933)
as Jeffrey Baxter
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
as Captain Cummings
Madame Butterfly (1932)
as Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton
Hot Saturday (1932)
as Romer Sheffield
Blonde Venus (1932)
as Nick Townsend
Devil and the Deep (1932)
as Lt. Jaeckel
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
as Charlie Baxter
Singapore Sue (1932)
as First Sailor (uncredited)
Sinners in the Sun (1932)
as Ridgeway
This Is the Night (1932)
as Stephen Mathewson
The Killer of Fossil Gulch
as The Victim / The Head Juror (uncredited)
The Grass Is Greener
Executive Producer

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