CLIFT, Montgomery

   Clift was one of many Hollywood actors who showed incredible promise yet had a short career. His first major role was his only major Western role, that of Matt Garth in Howard Hawks’s Red River (1948). As Garth, Clift played the adopted son of Thomas Dunson (John Wayne), a greedy cattleman and Texas landowner. On a cattle drive, Garth splits with Dunson and takes over the drive. This takeover leads to the famous scene in which Garth and Dunson square off in a fisticuffs showdown. The fight turns into a homoerotic embrace as Garth proves he is a man and Dunson accepts him into the brotherhood of men. Clift’s handsome physique and strong masculine-romantic features inevitably led to roles opposite top female leads such as Joanne Dru in Red River and Marilyn Monroe in one of his last films, The Misfits (1961).

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  • Clift,Montgomery — Clift (klĭft), Montgomery. 1920 1966. American actor known for his performances in Red River (1948), From Here to Eternity (1953), and Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). * * * …   Universalium

  • Clift, Montgomery — ▪ American actor in full  Edward Montgomery Clift  born October 17, 1920, Omaha, Neb., U.S. died July 23, 1966, New York, N.Y.  American motion picture actor noted for the emotional depth and sense of vulnerability he brought to his roles. Along… …   Universalium

  • Clift, Montgomery — pseud. di Clift, Edward Montgomery …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Clift, Montgomery — • КЛИФТ (Clift) Монтгомери (17.10.1920 23.7.1966)    амер. актёр. С 1935 выступал в т ре. С 1948 в кино (ф. Поиски ). Играл в ф.: Красная река (1948), Наследница (1949), Место под солнцем (1951), Вокзал Термини (Италия) и Отныне и вовеки веков… …   Кино: Энциклопедический словарь

  • Clift, Montgomery — ► (1920 66) Actor estadounidense. En 1948 interpretó su primer papel cinematográfico en Río Rojo, de H. Hawks. Otras películas: Un lugar en el sol (1951) y Vencedores o vencidos (1961) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Clift — Clift, Montgomery …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Montgomery Clift — Born Edward Montgomery Clift October 17, 1920(1920 10 17) Omaha, Nebraska, U.S. Died July 23 …   Wikipedia

  • Montgomery Clift — Clift en Yo confieso (1953) Nombre real Edward Montgomery Clift Nacimiento 17 de octubre de 1920 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Montgomery Clift — Montgomery Clift, eigentlich Edward Montgomery Clift (* 17. Oktober 1920 in Omaha/Nebraska; † 23. Juli 1966 in New York), war ein US amerikanischer Film und Theaterschauspieler, einer der Ersten, die sich dem sogenannten Method Acting… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Montgomery Clift — en 1948 Données clés Nom de naissance Edward Montgomery Clift …   Wikipédia en Français

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