Making Montgomery Clift counters the image of the late bi actor as a tortured soul, depicting him as a man with a great capacity for life and love. Montgomery Clift was a gifted actor and a beautiful man, but also depressive, self-destructive, and tortured over his sexuality — right? Not exactly, say the makers of a new documentary about the star.
Robert A. The film plays the Newfest Film Festival October He scored an impressive four Oscar nominations in his short his career, with audiences swooning over his good looks and his brooding, mysterious sexuality.
That film, along with The Search which earned him an Oscar nomination made the young actor a Hollywood star. Clift was either homosexual or bisexual, though his relationships with men were not widely known during his lifetime. The actress rushed to his side after his car accident and pulled a tooth out of his tongue that he was choking on.
By David Gritten. As emblems of stirring post-war rebellion and nonconformity, three American actors stand out: Marlon Brando bornJames Dean born and, the eldest, Montgomery Clift born But for me, Clift has always been the one. But Clift genuinely projected: he portrayed loners, defying convention and resisting the mainstream; he was at his best playing principled idealists whose will could not be bent.
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His exceptional good looks captured the hearts of millions of women. Even Elizabeth Taylor wanted him. The guy had everything to live for.
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Thank you for this. Not sure it's quite accurate, though, to say, "Soon enough she Elizabeth Taylor fell in love with him, but her feelings were not reciprocated. He certainly loved her and trusted her unlike any other woman in his life. And he did say that she was the only woman he was ever truly attracted to.
This film gave me an opportunity to explore that. He was also bisexual. Plagued by drug and alcohol addiction for much of his life, he suffered poor health and died of a heart attack at age
He played the desperate, the drunken, and the deceived, and the trajectory of his life was as tragic as that in any of his films. A car crash in the prime of his career left him in constant pain, and he drank himself to an early death, creating an aesthetic of suffering that has guided the way we think about him today. But for 12 years, he set Hollywood aflame. From the start, Clift was framed as a rebel and an individual.