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Cary Grant

Cary Grant

  • Born on
    • January 18th, 1904
  • Died on
    • November 29th, 1986
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.

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Filmography

Acting (73 Credits)

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2014And the Oscar Goes to...
1984Terror in the Aisles as John Robie (archive footage) (uncredited)
1982Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as (in "Suspicion") (archive footage)
1976That's Entertainment, Part II as (archive footage)
1974That's Entertainment! as (archive footage)
1966Walk Don't Run as Sir William Rutland
1965The Love Goddesses as (archive footage)
1964Father Goose as Walter Christopher Eckland
1963Charade as Peter Joshua
1962That Touch of Mink as Philip Shayne
1960The Grass Is Greener as Victor Rhyall
1959North by Northwest as Roger O. Thornhill
1959Operation Petticoat as Matt Sherman
1958Houseboat as Tom Winters
1958Indiscreet as Philip Adams
1957An Affair to Remember as Nickie Ferrante
1957The Pride and the Passion as Anthony
1957Kiss Them for Me as Cmdr. Andrew " Andy" Crewson
1955To Catch a Thief as John Robie
1953Dream Wife as Clemson Reade
1952Room for One More as George "Poppy" Rose
1952Monkey Business as Barnaby Fulton
1951People Will Talk as Dr. Noah Praetorius
1950Crisis as Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson
1949I Was a Male War Bride as Capt. Henri Rochard
1948Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House as Jim Blandings
1948Every Girl Should Be Married as Dr. Madison W. Brown
1947The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer as Richard Nugent
1947The Bishop's Wife as Dudley
1946Night and Day as Cole Porter
1946Notorious as T.R. Devlin
1946Without Reservations as Cary Grant (uncredited)
1944None But the Lonely Heart as Ernie Mott
1944Once Upon a Time as Jerry Flynn
1943Arsenic and Old Lace as Mortimer Brewster
1943Destination Tokyo as Captain Cassidy
1943Mr. Lucky as Joe Adams
1942Once Upon a Honeymoon as Patrick O'Toole
1942The Talk of the Town as Leopold Dilg - Joseph
1941Suspicion as John D. 'Johnnie' Aysgarth
1941Penny Serenade as Roger Adams
1940The Philadelphia Story as C.K. Dexter Haven
1940His Girl Friday as Walter Burns
1940The Howards of Virginia as Matt Howard
1940My Favorite Wife as Nick Arden
1939Gunga Din as Archibald Cutter
1939Only Angels Have Wings as Geoff Carter
1939In Name Only as Alec Walker
1938Bringing Up Baby as David Huxley
1938Holiday as Johnny Case
1938Topper Takes a Trip as George Kerby (archive footage) (uncredited)
1937Topper as George Kerby
1937The Toast of New York as Nick Boyd
1937The Awful Truth as Jerry Warriner
1936The Amazing Adventure as Ernest Bliss
1936Big Brown Eyes as Detective Sergeant Danny Barr
1936Wedding Present as Charlie Mason
1936Suzy as Andre
1935The Last Outpost as Michael Andrews
1935Sylvia Scarlett as Jimmy Monkley
1935Wings in the Dark as Ken Gordon
1934Kiss and Make-Up as Dr. Maurice Lamar
1934Thirty Day Princess as Porter Madison III
1934Born to Be Bad as Malcolm Trevor
1933I'm No Angel as Jack Clayton
1933She Done Him Wrong as Captain Cummings
1933The Eagle and the Hawk as Henry Crocker
1933Alice in Wonderland as Mock Turtle
1932Hot Saturday as Romer Sheffield
1932Blonde Venus as Nick Townsend
1932Devil and the Deep as Lt. Jaeckel
1932This Is the Night as Stephen Mathewson
1932Merrily We Go to Hell as Charlie Baxter

Himself (2 Credits)

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2017Becoming Cary Grant as Himself (archive footage)
1970Elvis: That's the Way It Is as Himself (uncredited)

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