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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. He was the son of Ethel "Sunny" Anderson (Fogg) and William Brooks Clift. His father made a lot of money in banking but was quite poor during the ... See full bio »

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

Known For

From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity Robert E. Lee Prewitt
(1953)
A Place in the Sun
A Place in the Sun George Eastman
(1951)
Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg Rudolph Petersen
(1961)
I Confess
I Confess Father Michael Logan
(1953)

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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "The Seagull" on Broadway, 1954. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 36 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Monty Clift

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Good dialogue simply isn't enough to explain all the infinite gradations of a character. It's behavior -- it's what's going on behind the lines. See more »

Trivia:

Always in high demand as an actor, he turned down the role played by William Holden in Sunset Blvd. (1950) and the part of James Dean's brother in East of Eden (1955). In 1955, alone, he passed on five Broadway plays, (among them Eugene O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms"), and he turned down the films Désirée (1954), Friendly Persuasion (1956), Prince of Players (1955), Fahrenheit 451... See more »

Trademark:

Pioneered roles as dark, brooding, young outcasts later popularized by the likes of Marlon Brando and 'James Dean' See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Libra

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