His exceptional good looks captured the hearts of millions of women. Even Elizabeth Taylor wanted him. The guy had everything to live for.
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.
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.
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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Sign in. Edward Montgomery Clift nicknamed 'Monty' his entire life was born on October 17, in Omaha, Nebraska, just after his twin sister Roberta and eighteen months after his brother Brooks Clift. His father made a lot of money in banking but was quite poor during the depression.
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
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.
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.
F or over 30 years, scripts have floated around Hollywood promising to tell the story of Montgomery Clift, one of the most innovative and handsome actors in history. It hardly helped lend nuance to that reading that Clift was a well-known and long-time abuser of pain killers and alcohol, actions which likely sped his death from a heart attack at 45 in In fact, the attitudes he and his family held towards his relationships with men were strikingly modern.