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, 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's Red River (1948), William Wyler's The Heiress (1949), George Stevens's 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 method actors in Hollywood; 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 5,333,787 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia. Montgomery Clift is the 188th most popular actor (up from 339th in 2019), the 369th most popular biography from United States (up from 693rd in 2019) and the 95th 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 188 out of 10,030Before him are John Hurt, Anthony Perkins, Gérard Philipe, Irene Papas, Salman Khan, and Simone Signoret. After him are Antonio Banderas, Aishwarya Rai, George Lazenby, Giulietta Masina, Geoffrey Rush, and Michel Piccoli.

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Among people born in 1920, Montgomery Clift ranks 15Before him are Rosalind Franklin, Mario Puzo, Farouk of Egypt, Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, and Juan Antonio Samaranch. After him are Éric Rohmer, Gianni Rodari, Traudl Junge, Zecharia Sitchin, Boris Vian, and Frank Herbert. Among people deceased in 1966, Montgomery Clift ranks 11Before him are Georges Lemaître, Anna Akhmatova, Sergei Korolev, Jean Arp, Sepp Dietrich, and Chester W. Nimitz. After him are Giuseppe Farina, Peter Debye, Ken Miles, Sayyid Qutb, Felix Steiner, and Dietrich von Choltitz.

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Among people born in United States, Montgomery Clift ranks 369 out of 15,968Before him are Zodiac Killer (1940), Herbert A. Simon (1916), Jimmy Hoffa (1913), Philip Roth (1933), Robert E. Lee (1807), and Margaret Mead (1901). After him are Shaquille O'Neal (1972), Alvin Toffler (1928), Gertrude Stein (1874), Sydney Pollack (1934), Art Garfunkel (1941), and Steve Ballmer (1956).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Montgomery Clift ranks 95Before him are Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Martin Sheen (1940), David Carradine (1936), Jerry Lewis (1926), Angelina Jolie (1975), and Anthony Perkins (1932). After him are Dennis Hopper (1936), Kathy Bates (1948), George Clooney (1961), Paulette Goddard (1910), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), and Jeff Bridges (1949).

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