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Montgomery Clift (1920–1966)


Edward Montgomery Clift (nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life) was born on October 17, 1920 in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. Their father William made a lot of money in banking but was quite poor during the depression. Their mother Ethel "Sunny" was born out of wedlock and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 1966 The Defector
Prof. James Bower
 1958 The Young Lions
Noah Ackerman
 1958 Lonelyhearts
Adam White
 1957 Raintree County
John Wickliff Shawnessy
 1953 Indiscretion of an American Wife
Giovanni Doria
 1950 The Big Lift
Sgt. 1st Class Danny MacCullough
 1939 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

1/23/51: Starred on NBC Radio in "Cavalcade of America", episode "The Metal of the Moon". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

The only line that's wrong in William Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art. See more »

Trivia:

His father was a violent, abusive, ultra-conservative bigot and did not get along with his son. As an actor, whenever Clift was playing characters snapping as they went up against ignorance or brutality, Clift was said to have acted with his father in mind as an antagonist. See more »

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Emotional acting style See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Libra

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