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Cary Grant is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 18 january 1904 at Bristol (United-kingdom)

Cary Grant

Cary Grant
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Birth name Archibald Alexander Leach
Nationality USA
Birth 18 january 1904 at Bristol (United-kingdom)
Death 29 november 1986 (at 82 years) at Davenport (USA)

Cary Grant (born Archibald Alexander Leach; 18 January 1904 – 29 November 1986) was an English-born American stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.

In 1999, the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star of Golden Age Hollywood cinema (after Humphrey Bogart). Grant was known for comedic and dramatic roles; his best-known films include Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959), and Charade (1963).

He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor (Penny Serenade (1941) and None but the Lonely Heart (1944)) and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. After his retirement from film in 1966, Grant was presented with an Honorary Oscar by Frank Sinatra at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

Biography

Grant was married five times. He wed Virginia Cherrill on 10 February 1934. She divorced him on 26 March 1935, following charges that Grant had hit her. In 1942, he married Barbara Hutton, one of the wealthiest women in the world following a $50 million inheritance from her grandfather, Frank Winfield Woolworth. The couple was derisively nicknamed "Cash and Cary", although in an extensive prenuptial agreement Grant refused any financial settlement in the event of a divorce. After divorcing in 1945, they remained the "fondest of friends". Grant always bristled at the accusation that he married for money: "I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was never one of them."

On 25 December 1949, Grant married Betsy Drake. He appeared with her in two films. This would prove to be his longest marriage, ending on 14 August 1962.

He eloped with Dyan Cannon on 22 July 1965, in Las Vegas. Their daughter, Jennifer Grant, was born on 26 February 1966. He frequently called Jennifer his "best production". Grant and Cannon divorced in March 1968.

On 11 April 1981, Grant married Barbara Harris, a British hotel public relations agent who was 47 years his junior. They renewed their vows on their fifth wedding anniversary.

Some, including Hedda Hopper, and screenwriter Arthur Laurents, claimed Grant was bisexual. Grant was allegedly involved with costume designer Orry-Kelly when he first moved to Manhattan, and lived with actor Randolph Scott off and on for 12 years. Richard Blackwell wrote that Grant and Scott were "deeply, madly in love." Scotty Bowers alleged in his memoir, Full Service (2012) that he had been intimately involved with both Grant and Scott. William McBrien, in his biography Cole Porter, says that Porter and Grant frequented the same upscale house of male prostitution in Harlem, run by Clint Moore and popular with celebrities. All of these claims were published many years after Grant had died. Barbara Harris, Grant's widow, has disputed claims that Grant had had a relationship with Scott. When Chevy Chase joked in a television interview about Grant's being gay, Grant sued him for slander, and he was forced to retract his words. However, Grant's one-time girlfriend Maureen Donaldson wrote in her memoir, An Affair to Remember: My Life with Cary Grant (1989), that Grant told her his first two wives had accused him of being homosexual.

In Chaplin's Girl, a biography of Grant's first wife Virginia Cherrill, Miranda Seymour wrote that Grant and Scott were only platonic friends. Former showgirl Lisa Medford claimed Grant had wanted her to have his child, but she did not want children.

Grant's daughter Jennifer Grant wrote that her father was not gay in her memoir, Good Stuff (2011), but admitted that he "liked being called gay". In 2012, Dyan Cannon, said that Grant was not gay. Tallulah Bankhead jokingly referred to Grant as being a lesbian.

Best films

Notorious (1946)
(Actor)
North by Northwest (1959)
(Actor)
Father Goose (1964)
(Actor)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
(Actor)
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
(Actor)
Suspicion (1941)
(Actor)

Usually with

Bess Flowers
Bess Flowers
(14 films)
Darrell Silvera
Darrell Silvera
(13 films)
Leo McCarey
Leo McCarey
(4 films)
Stanley Donen
Stanley Donen
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cary Grant (88 films)

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Trumbo
Trumbo (2015)
, 2h4
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Political films
Actors Elle Fanning, Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk
Roles Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating74% 3.747573.747573.747573.747573.74757
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Trumbo (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis CK, Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Cinema Paradiso, 1h58
Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about films, Films about children, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Philippe Noiret, Salvatore Cascio, Marco Leonardi, Jacques Perrin, Brigitte Fossey, Antonella Attili
Roles Walter Burns (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating84% 4.2499054.2499054.2499054.2499054.249905
In Rome, in the 1980s, famous Italian film director Salvatore Di Vita returns home late one evening, where his girlfriend sleepily tells him that his mother called to say someone named Alfredo has died. Salvatore obviously shies from committed relationships and has not been to his home village of Giancaldo, Sicily in 30 years. As his girlfriend asks him who Alfredo is, Salvatore flashes back to his childhood.
Terror in the Aisles, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Documentary, Anthology film, Horror
Themes Films about films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about films
Actors Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Bud Abbott, Michael Ironside, Fred Asparagus, Brooke Adams
Rating64% 3.248993.248993.248993.248993.24899
Director Andrew J. Kuehn has excerpted brief segments of terror and suspense in a wide variety of suspenseful (including humorously so, ex. Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein, Saturday the 14th) films and strung them together with added commentary, as well as some enacted narrative, to create a compilation of fright-inducing effects. Halloween actor Donald Pleasence and Dressed to Kill star Nancy Allen provide the commentary on topics such as "sex and terror" (Dressed to Kill, Klute, Ms. 45, The Seduction, When a Stranger Calls), loathsome villains (Dracula, Frankenstein, Friday the 13 1 and/or 2, Halloween I and II, Marathon Man, Nighthawks, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Touch of Evil, Vice Squad, Wait Until Dark, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?), "natural terror" (Alligator, The Birds, Frogs, Jaws 1 and 2, Nightwing) and the occult (An American Werewolf in London, Rosemary's Baby, The Exorcist, The Omen, Carrie, The Shining). In one segment of the anthology, legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock presents his concepts of how to create suspense in a clip from Alfred Hitchcock: Men Who Made The Movies.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, 1h28
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner, Alan Ladd, Reni Santoni, Barbara Stanwyck
Roles (in "Suspicion") (archive footage)
Rating68% 3.4480453.4480453.4480453.4480453.448045
In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from Keeper of the Flame). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's daughter, Juliet (Rachel Ward), enters his office and faints when the paper's headline reminds her of her father's death. Upon coming to, she hires Rigby to investigate the death, which she thinks was murder. In Dr. Forrest's lab, Rigby finds two lists, one titled "Friends of Carlotta" and the other "Enemies of Carlotta", as well as an affectionately autographed photo of singer Kitty Collins, whose name appears on one of the lists. His search is interrupted by a man posing as an exterminator (Alan Ladd, in This Gun for Hire), who shoots Rigby in the arm and frisks the lists from the seemingly dead investigator.
That's Entertainment!, 2h15
Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities, Musical films, Documentary films about films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Peter Lawford, Liza Minnelli
Roles (archive footage)
Rating76% 3.846163.846163.846163.846163.84616
Cette nostalgique leçon d'histoire recèle les trésors cachés des plus grandes comédies musicales de la MGM ainsi que de nombreux autres extraits merveilleux mais moins célèbres, avec Esther Williams, Jimmy Durante, Eleanor Powell et même Clark Gable chantant et dansant. « Il était une fois Hollywood » est une véritable gourmandise pour cinéphiles et amateurs de comédies musicales.
Elvis: That's the Way It Is, 1h48
Directed by Denis Sanders
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Elvis Presley, Cary Grant, Sammy Davis Jr., Red West
Roles Himself (uncredited)
Rating80% 4.0420554.0420554.0420554.0420554.042055
Le King vous donne rendez-vous pour un concert mythique à Las Vegas en 1970. Ce concert, filmé en 6 soirées, nous montre un Elvis au meilleur de sa forme qui électrise la salle en interprétant ses plus grands succès.
Walk Don't Run, 1h49
Directed by Charles Walters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Films about the Olympic Games
Actors Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton, George Takei, John Standing, Miiko Taka
Roles Sir William Rutland
Rating66% 3.34753.34753.34753.34753.3475
Sir William Rutland (Cary Grant) is an important English businessman who arrives in the city two days early and is greeted by the housing shortage caused by the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. While at the British Embassy seeking help, he notices an announcement of an available apartment and decides to check the place out. He finds himself at the residence of Christine Easton (Samantha Eggar), who insists that it would be improper to take him in as a housemate. She forgot to advertise that she would prefer to rent to a woman. Easton eventually lets Rutland stay—half because she is persuaded it is her patriotic duty to take him in and half because of Rutland’s own self-assured pushiness.
Father Goose, 1h58
Directed by Ralph Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Cary Grant, Leslie Caron, Trevor Howard, Peter Forster, Richard Lupino, Simon Scott
Roles Walter Christopher Eckland
Rating73% 3.6963353.6963353.6963353.6963353.696335
While the Royal Australian Navy evacuates Salamaua in February 1942 ahead of a Japanese invasion, Commander Frank Houghton (Trevor Howard) coerces old friend, American beachcomber Walter Eckland (Cary Grant), into becoming a coast-watcher for the Allies. Houghton takes Eckland, who is uninterested in anything other than fishing and drinking, to deserted Matalava Island to watch for Japanese planes. Houghton rewards Eckland's sightings with directions to one of the whisky bottles hidden around the island, once coast-watchers on other islands confirm it. To ensure Eckland remains on duty Houghton's naval vessel "accidentally" hits his boat, leaving a large hole in its hull.
Charade
Charade (1963)
, 1h53
Directed by Marc Maurette, Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Romantic comedy, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Transport en Île-de-France, Métro parisien dans la culture populaire
Actors Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau, James Coburn, George Kennedy, Dominique Minot
Roles Peter Joshua
Rating78% 3.948553.948553.948553.948553.94855
Regina "Reggie" Lampert (Audrey Hepburn), on a skiing holiday in Megève, tells her friend Sylvie Gaudel (Dominique Minot) that she has decided to divorce her husband Charles. She then meets a charming stranger, Peter Joshua (Cary Grant). When she returns to Paris, her apartment is completely empty, and police inspector Edouard Grandpierre (Jacques Marin) notifies her that Charles has been murdered while leaving Paris. Reggie is given her husband's travel bag, containing a letter addressed to her, a ticket to Venezuela, passports in multiple names, and other items. At the funeral, three odd characters show up to view the body. One sticks the corpse with a pin and another places a mirror in front of the body's mouth and nose, both to verify that Charles is really dead.
Hollywood Without Make-Up
Directed by Ken Murray
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentary films about cities
Actors Kirk Douglas, Ken Murray, Cary Grant, June Allyson, George K. Arthur, Eddie Albert
Roles himself
Rating72% 3.624533.624533.624533.624533.62453
The film consists of archive footage of famous Hollywood stars, mostly home movies showing the stars as themselves instead of playing a role in front of the camera.
That Touch of Mink, 1h39
Directed by Delbert Mann
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Musical films
Actors Doris Day, Cary Grant, Gig Young, John Astin, Alan Hewitt, Dick Sargent
Roles Philip Shayne
Rating66% 3.348973.348973.348973.348973.34897
Cathy Timberlake, a New York City career woman, meets Philip Shayne. His Rolls Royce splashes her dress with mud while she is on her way to a job interview.
The Grass Is Greener, 1h44
Directed by Stanley Donen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Moray Watson, Joan Benham
Roles Victor Rhyall
Rating64% 3.2479853.2479853.2479853.2479853.247985
The Earl and Countess of Rhyall (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr) are facing financial troubles and are therefore forced to permit guided tours of their stately home.
North by Northwest, 2h16
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Rail transport films, Road movies, Chase films, Films about marriage
Actors Cary Grant, Sol Gorss, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis, Leo G. Carroll
Roles Roger O. Thornhill
Rating82% 4.148554.148554.148554.148554.14855
Advertising executive Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) is mistaken for George Kaplan and kidnapped by Valerian (Adam Williams) and Licht (Robert Ellenstein), who take him to the Long Island estate of Lester Townsend. He is interrogated by a man he assumes to be Townsend, but who is actually spy Phillip Vandamm (James Mason). Vandamm's "associate" Leonard (Martin Landau) intends to get rid of Thornhill once they finish questioning him.