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.
Clift was bi, or maybe gay—a fact that should be tangential when considering his work, but in Clift's case, it's at the heart of it. Unlike Dean, who died a tragic death in the traditional sense a car crashClift died a tragic death in the homophobic sense, in that he passed in the '60s while being unashamed of his same-sex attractions. This lack of shame has haunted his biography ever since.
A mysterious, sensitive antidote to the blandly handsome bobby-soxer idols of the day, Clift ushered in a new, naturalistic style of acting, years before Marlon Brando and James Dean, who both worshipped him. The camera adored him as well. After a near-fatal auto accident in ravaged his perfect face, Clift, now addicted to alcohol, painkillers, and, by some accounts, tormented by his closeted homosexuality, began a downward spiral that would last until his death at 45 in
He lost to Pat Boone in Mardi Gras. Hunter has 75 credits as an actor, his last one being 's Dark Horsehad his own TV series in the early '60s, and sang a number one hit song in "Young Love"but suddenly, he finds himself a hot commodity again, thanks to last year's documentary Tab Hunter Confidential. The film about Hunter has already garnered more awards than Hunter himself, winning feature awards at film festivals in California, Louisville, San Diego, and Miami. However, Hunter's success, then and now, was never a guarantee.
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.
Today it's common knowledge that Rock Hudson was gay, but in the s a lot of effort went into maintaining his straight leading man image. Now a new documentary, "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood" —featuring year-old Scotty Bowers, who was an unabashed pimp to the stars—sheds new light on that pre-Stonewall world. Here, to mark Hudson's birthday, are 20 gay and bisexual actors who became movie legends.
His exceptional good looks captured the hearts of millions of women. Even Elizabeth Taylor wanted him. The guy had everything to live for.
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.
A four time Academy Award nominee, The New York Times said he was known for his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men". This was described as "a power differential that would go on to structure the star-studio relationship for the next 40 years". They had married in
In the biography of celebrated actor Montgomery Clift, we see a striking example of some of the features found in the backgrounds of homosexual men. One background feature found rather often though not universally in homosexual men is the Triadic Narcissistic Family System. Monty Clift was a broodingly handsome, classical actor who is considered to be one of the greatest screen stars of the Golden Age of film. He led a tormented life, dying prematurely after many years of drinking, drugs and a long string of affairs with men, as well as a few with women.