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Montgomery Clift

1920 - 1966

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Edward Montgomery Clift (; October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American actor. A four-time Academy Award nominee, he was known for his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men", according to The New York Times.He is best remembered for his roles in Howard Hawks's Red River (1948), George Stevens's A Place in the Sun (1951), Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity (1953), Stanley Kramer's Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and John Huston's The Misfits (1961). Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was considered one of the original method actors in Hollywood (though Clift distanced himself from the term); he was one of the first actors to be invited to study in the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Montgomery Clift has received more than 6,418,444 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Montgomery Clift is the 243rd most popular actor (down from 188th in 2019), the 447th most popular biography from United States (down from 369th in 2019) and the 120th most popular American Actor.

Montgomery Clift was an American actor who is most famous for playing the role of a sensitive, introspective man in such films as A Place in the Sun, The Heiress, and From Here to Eternity.

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Among actors, Montgomery Clift ranks 243 out of 9,996Before him are Kim Basinger, George Clooney, Ian McShane, Stellan Skarsgård, Joan Crawford, and Joan Fontaine. After him are Annie Girardot, Glenn Close, Rudolph Valentino, Isabelle Huppert, Pat Morita, and Sharon Stone.

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Among people born in 1920, Montgomery Clift ranks 22Before him are Melina Mercouri, Gianni Rodari, Zecharia Sitchin, Amália Rodrigues, Juan Antonio Samaranch, and Traudl Junge. After him are Boris Vian, Owen Chamberlain, Richard von Weizsäcker, Walter Matthau, Helmut Newton, and John Demjanjuk. Among people deceased in 1966, Montgomery Clift ranks 15Before him are Peter Debye, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, Sayyid Qutb, Giuseppe Farina, and Chester W. Nimitz. After him are Dietrich von Choltitz, Felix Steiner, Cemal Gürsel, George de Hevesy, Frits Zernike, and Lal Bahadur Shastri.

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Among people born in United States, Montgomery Clift ranks 447 out of 18,182Before him are Milton H. Erickson (1901), Joan Crawford (1904), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Gordon Allport (1897), Tennessee Williams (1911), and Cliff Burton (1962). After him are The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), John Wayne Gacy (1942), Glenn Close (1947), Pat Morita (1932), Jim Jones (1931), and Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Montgomery Clift ranks 120Before him are Willem Dafoe (1955), Jessica Lange (1949), Viggo Mortensen (1958), Kim Basinger (1953), George Clooney (1961), and Joan Crawford (1904). After him are Glenn Close (1947), Pat Morita (1932), Sharon Stone (1958), Dennis Hopper (1936), Julianne Moore (1960), and Michelle Pfeiffer (1958).

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