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  • BIRTH 18/01/1904
  • DEATH 29/11/1986
  • Country United Kingdom
  • SHOW 1
  • MOVIES 81
  • PRODUCTION 1

Cary Grant

Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was an English-born American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He was known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing.

Grant was born in Horfield, Bristol. He became attracted to theater at a young age and began performing with a troupe known as "The Penders" at age six. At the age of 16, he went as a stage performer with the Pender Troupe for a tour of the US. After a series of successful performances in New York City, he decided to stay there. He established a name for himself in vaudeville in the 1920s and toured the United States before moving to Hollywood in the early 1930s.

Grant initially appeared in crime films or dramas such as Blonde Venus (1932) with Marlene Dietrich and She Done Him Wrong (1933) with Mae West, but later gained renown for his performances in romantic and screwball comedies such as The Awful Truth (1937) with Irene Dunne, Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Katharine Hepburn, His Girl Friday (1940) and The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Hepburn and James Stewart, often with some of the biggest female stars of the day. These films are frequently cited among the greatest comedy films of all time. Other well-known films in which he starred in this period were the adventure Gunga Din (1939) and the dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace (1944). He also began to move into dramas such as Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Penny Serenade (1941) and Clifford Odets' None but the Lonely Heart (1944); he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the latter two.

During the 1940s and 1950s, Grant developed a close working relationship with director Alfred Hitchcock, who cast the popular actor in several of his critically acclaimed films, including Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955), and North by Northwest (1959). The suspense-dramas Suspicion and Notorious both involved Grant showing a darker, more ambiguous nature in his characters. Toward the end of his film career, Grant was praised by critics as a romantic leading man, and he received five nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, including Indiscreet (1958) with Ingrid Bergman, That Touch of Mink (1962) with Doris Day, and Charade (1963) with Audrey Hepburn. He is remembered by critics for his unusually broad appeal as a handsome, suave actor who did not take himself too seriously, able to play with his own dignity in comedies without sacrificing it entirely.

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Cary Grant

Show

Tony Awards
Tony Awards
Self - Presenter

Movies (81)

North by Northwest
North by Northwest
Roger Thornhill
To Catch a Thief
To Catch a Thief
John Robie
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
C.K. Dexter Haven
Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby
David Huxley
Suspicion
Suspicion
John D. 'Johnnie' Aysgarth
An Affair to Remember
An Affair to Remember
Nickie Ferrante
Notorious
Notorious
T.R. Devlin
Holiday
Holiday
Johnny Case
Charade
Charade
Peter Joshua
Arsenic and Old Lace
Arsenic and Old Lace
Mortimer Brewster
Only Angels Have Wings
Only Angels Have Wings
Geoff Carter
The Bishop's Wife
The Bishop's Wife
Dudley
Sylvia Scarlett
Sylvia Scarlett
Jimmy Monkley
The Talk of the Town
The Talk of the Town
Leopold Dilg - Joseph
My Favorite Wife
My Favorite Wife
Nick Arden
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland
Mock Turtle
Gunga Din
Gunga Din
Archibald Cutter
People Will Talk
People Will Talk
Dr. Noah Praetorius
Operation Petticoat
Operation Petticoat
Lieutenant Commander Matt Sherman
None But the Lonely Heart
None But the Lonely Heart
Ernie Mott
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Richard Nugent
Destination Tokyo
Destination Tokyo
Captain Cassidy
His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday
Walter Burns
Night and Day
Night and Day
Cole Porter
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Jim Blandings
Dans l'ombre d'Hitchcock, Alma et Hitch
Dans l'ombre d'Hitchcock, Alma et Hitch
Self
I Was a Male War Bride
I Was a Male War Bride
Capt. Henri Rochard
Father Goose
Father Goose
Walter Christopher Eckland
That Touch of Mink
That Touch of Mink
Philip Shayne
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
(in "Suspicion") (archive footage)
The Grass Is Greener
The Grass Is Greener
Victor Rhyall
Once Upon a Honeymoon
Once Upon a Honeymoon
Patrick O'Toole
Indiscreet
Indiscreet
Philip Adams
Penny Serenade
Penny Serenade
Roger Adams
Enter Madame
Enter Madame
Gerald Fitzgerald
Blonde Venus
Blonde Venus
Nick Townsend
Suzy
Suzy
Andre
Dream Wife
Dream Wife
Clemson Reade
Born to Be Bad
Born to Be Bad
Malcolm Trevor
Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Jerry Flynn
The Killer of Fossil Gulch
The Killer of Fossil Gulch
Before the Fact: Suspicious Hitchcock
Before the Fact: Suspicious Hitchcock
Self (archive footage)
Ladies Should Listen
Ladies Should Listen
Julian De Lussac
Thirty Day Princess
Thirty Day Princess
Porter Madison III
Topper
Topper
George Kerby
In Name Only
In Name Only
Alec Walker
Monkey Business
Monkey Business
Barnaby Fulton
Mr. Lucky
Mr. Lucky
Joe Adams
Walk Don't Run
Walk Don't Run
Sir William Rutland
Becoming Cary Grant
Becoming Cary Grant
Self (archive footage)
Hot Saturday
Hot Saturday
Romer Sheffield
Gambling Ship
Gambling Ship
Ace Corbin
This Is the Night
This Is the Night
Stephen Mathewson
She Done Him Wrong
She Done Him Wrong
Captain Cummings
The Eagle and the Hawk
The Eagle and the Hawk
Henry Crocker
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss
Ernest Bliss
Kiss Them for Me
Kiss Them for Me
Cmdr. Andrew " Andy" Crewson
Every Girl Should Be Married
Every Girl Should Be Married
Dr. Madison W. Brown
Wings in the Dark
Wings in the Dark
Ken Gordon
The Woman Accused
The Woman Accused
Jeffrey Baxter
Kiss and Make-Up
Kiss and Make-Up
Dr. Maurice Lamar
Big Brown Eyes
Big Brown Eyes
Detective Sergeant Danny Barr
The Pride and the Passion
The Pride and the Passion
Anthony
Ingrid Bergman Remembered
Ingrid Bergman Remembered
Self (archive footage)
The Last Outpost
The Last Outpost
Michael Andrews
Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly
Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton
The Toast of New York
The Toast of New York
Nick Boyd
Il était une fois... Les enchaînés
Il était une fois... Les enchaînés
Self (archive footage)
Houseboat
Houseboat
Tom Winters
Devil and the Deep
Devil and the Deep
Lt. Jaeckel
Crisis
Crisis
Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson
Topper Takes a Trip
Topper Takes a Trip
George Kerby (archive footage)
I'm No Angel
I'm No Angel
Jack Clayton
The Awful Truth
The Awful Truth
Jerry Warriner
Jag är Ingrid
Jag är Ingrid
Self (archive footage)
Sophia Loren, une destinée particulière
Sophia Loren, une destinée particulière
Self (archive footage)
Wedding Present
Wedding Present
Charlie Mason
Without Reservations
Without Reservations
Cary Grant (uncredited)
Room for One More
Room for One More
George "Poppy" Rose
The Howards of Virginia
The Howards of Virginia
Matt Howard
When You're in Love
When You're in Love
Jimmy Hudson

Production

The Grass Is Greener
The Grass Is Greener