Montgomery Clift

Montgomery Clift

Acting
  • Birth Date:
    17 October 1920
  • Death Date:
    23 July 1966(aged 46)
  • Birth Place:
    Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Montgomery Clift Movies

Making Montgomery Clift2018Himself (archive footage)2018
Listen to Me Marlon2015Himself (archive footage)2015
Great Performances - Making 'The Misfits2002Himself (archive footage)2002
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender1997-1997
Tennessee Williams: Orpheus of the American Stage1994Dr. Cukrowicz (archive footage)1994
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey1985-1985
Montgomery Clift1983Himself (film clips and documentary footage) (archive footage)1983
The Defector1966James Bower1966
The Love Goddesses1965-1965
Freud: The Secret Passion1962Sigmund Freud1962
The Misfits1961Perce Howland1961
Judgment at Nuremberg1961Rudolph Petersen , screenplay1961
Wild River1960Chuck Glover1960
Suddenly, Last Summer1959Dr. Cukrowicz1959
The Young Lions1958Noah Ackerman1958
Lonelyhearts1958Adam White1958
Raintree County1957John Wickliff Shawnessy1957
Operation Raintree1957Himself1957
From Here to Eternity1953Pvt. Robert E. Lee 'Prew' Prewitt1953
I Confess1953Fr. Michael William Logan1953
Indiscretion of an American Wife1953Giovanni Doria1953
A Place in the Sun1951George Eastman1951
The Big Lift1950Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough1950
The Heiress1949Morris Townsend1949
Red River1948Matthew 'Matt' Garth1948
The Search1948Ralph 'Steve' Stevenson1948

Who is Montgomery Clift?

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.