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Montgomery Clift
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Clift in 1948
Born
Edward Montgomery Clift

(1920-10-17)October 17, 1920
Died July 23, 1966(1966-07-23) (aged 45)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1935–1966

Edward Montgomery "Monty" Clift (/mɒntˈɡʌməri/; October 17, 1920 – July 23, 1966) was an American actor. His New York Times obituary noted his portrayal of "moody, sensitive young men". He is best remembered for roles in Red River (1948), The Heiress (1949), A Place in the Sun (1951), Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess (1953), From Here to Eternity (1953), The Young Lions (1958), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and The Misfits (1961). He received four Oscar nominations during his career: three for Best Actor and one for Best Supporting Actor.

Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, Clift was one of the original method actors in Hollywood; he was one of the first actors to be invited to study in the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg and Elia Kazan. He also executed a rare move by not signing a contract after arriving in Hollywood, only doing so after his first two films were a success. This was described as "a power differential that would go on to structure the star-studio relationship for the next 40 years".

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