Cary Grant
1904 - 1986-11-29

Once told by an interviewer, “Everybody would like to be Cary Grant”, Grant is said to have replied, “So would I.”

Cary Grant was born Archibald Alec Leach in Horfield, Bristol, England, to Elsie Maria (Kingdon) and Elias James Leach, who worked in a factory. His early years in Bristol would have been an ordinary lower-middle-class childhood, except for one extraordinary event. At age nine, he came home from school one day and was told his mother had gone off to a seaside resort. The real truth, however, was that she had been placed in a mental institution, where she would remain for years, and he was never told about it (he wouldn’t see his mother again until he was in his late 20s).

He left school at fourteen, lying about his age and forging his father’s signature on a letter to join Bob Pender’s troupe of knockabout comedians. He learned pantomime as well as acrobatics as he toured with the Pender troupe in the English provinces, picked up a Cockney accent in the music halls in London, and then in July 1920 was one of the eight Pender boys selected to go to the US. Their show on Broadway, “Good Times”, ran for 456 performances, giving Grant time to acclimatize. He would stay in America. In 1933, Mae West chose Grant for She Done Him Wrong because she saw his combination of virility, sexuality and the aura and bearing of a gentleman.

By the 1950s, he had invented a man-of-the-world persona and a style – “high comedy with polished words”. In To Catch a Thief (1955), he and Grace Kelly were allowed to improvise some of the dialogue. They knew what the director, Alfred Hitchcock, wanted to do with a scene, they rehearsed it, put in some clever double entendres that got past the censors, and then the scene was filmed. His biggest box-office success was another Hitchcock 1950s film, North by Northwest (1959), made with Eva Marie Saint since Kelly was by that time Princess of Monaco.

Grant eventually became alienated by the new realism in the film industry. He was young enough to begin the new career of fatherhood when he stopped making movies at age 62.

بازیگری سال تولید
Arsenic and Old Lace در نقش Mortimer Brewster 1944
North by Northwest در نقش Roger O. Thornhill 1959
To Catch a Thief در نقش John Robie 1955
The Philadelphia Story در نقش C.K. Dexter Haven 1940
Houseboat در نقش Tom Winters 1958
His Girl Friday در نقش Walter Burns 1940
Charade در نقش Peter Joshua / Alexander Dyle / Adam Canfield / Bryan Cruikshank 1963
Father Goose در نقش Walter Christopher Eckland 1964
Destination Tokyo در نقش Captain Cassidy 1943
Indiscreet در نقش Philip Adams 1958
The Pride and the Passion در نقش Anthony 1957
People Will Talk در نقش Dr. Noah Praetorius 1951
The Talk of the Town در نقش Leopold Dilg - Joseph 1942
I Was a Male War Bride در نقش Capt. Henri Rochard 1949
Monkey Business در نقش Barnaby Fulton 1952
An Affair to Remember در نقش Nickie Ferrante 1957
Gunga Din در نقش Cutter 1939
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House در نقش Jim Blandings 1948
The Grass Is Greener در نقش Victor Rhyall, Earl 1960
Operation Petticoat در نقش Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman 1959
That Touch of Mink در نقش Philip Shayne 1962
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer در نقش Richard Nugent 1947
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss در نقش Ernest Bliss 1937
My Favorite Wife در نقش Nick Arden 1940
Every Girl Should Be Married در نقش Dr. Madison W. Brown 1948
Night and Day در نقش Cole Porter 1946
Once Upon a Honeymoon در نقش Pat O'Toole 1942
Only Angels Have Wings در نقش Geoff Carter 1939
Walk Don't Run در نقش Sir William Rutland 1966
Mr. Lucky در نقش Joe Adams 1943
Room for One More در نقش George "Poppy" Rose 1952
Once Upon a Time در نقش Jerry Flynn 1944
The Bishop's Wife در نقش Dudley 1948
Gambling Ship در نقش Ace Corbin 1933
Born to Be Bad در نقش Malcolm Trevor 1934
Ladies Should Listen در نقش Julian De Lussac 1934
Big Brown Eyes در نقش Det. Sgt. Danny Barr 1936
The Howards of Virginia در نقش Matt Howard 1940
None But the Lonely Heart در نقش Ernie Mott 1944
Crisis در نقش Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson 1950
Dream Wife در نقش Clemson Reade 1953
Kiss Them for Me در نقش Cmdr. Andrew " Andy" Crewson 1957
The Last Outpost در نقش Michael Andrews 1935
Kiss and Make-Up در نقش Dr. Maurice Lamar 1934
Hippies در نقش Himself (archive footage) 2007
Suspicion در نقش John D. 'Johnnie' Aysgarth 1941
Becoming Cary Grant در نقش Himself (archive footage) 2017
Notorious در نقش T.R. Devlin 1946
Bringing Up Baby در نقش Dr. David Huxley 1938
Topper در نقش George Kerby 1937
Sylvia Scarlett در نقش Jimmy Monkley 1935
In Name Only در نقش Alec Walker 1939
I'm No Angel در نقش Jack Clayton 1933
The Awful Truth در نقش Jerry Warriner 1937
She Done Him Wrong در نقش Captain Cummings 1933
Penny Serenade در نقش Roger Adams 1941
Holiday در نقش Johnny Case 1938
The Eagle and the Hawk در نقش Henry Crocker 1933
Thirty Day Princess در نقش Porter Madison III 1934
Enter Madame در نقش Gerald Fitzgerald 1935
Wings in the Dark در نقش Ken Gordon 1935
Wedding Present در نقش Charlie Mason 1936
When You're in Love در نقش Jimmy Hudson 1937
Hot Saturday در نقش Romer Sheffield 1932
The Woman Accused در نقش Jeffrey Baxter 1933
The Toast of New York در نقش Nick Boyd 1937
Road to Victory در نقش Himself 1944
Madame Butterfly در نقش Lieutenant Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton 1932
A Tribute to the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital 1940
Blonde Venus در نقش Nick Townsend 1932
Singapore Sue در نقش First Sailor (uncredited) 1932
Suzy در نقش Andre 1936
The Killer of Fossil Gulch در نقش The Victim / The Head Juror (uncredited)
Devil and the Deep در نقش Lt. Jaeckel 1932
Sinners in the Sun در نقش Ridgeway 1932
This Is the Night در نقش Stephen Mathewson 1932
Metropolis refundada در نقش Himself (archive footage) 2010
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra 1983
The Big Parade of Comedy در نقش Cary Grant 1964
The Shining Future در نقش Self 1944
Elvis: That's the Way It Is در نقش Himself (uncredited) 1970
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 1 1939
Merrily We Go to Hell در نقش Charlie Baxter 1932
Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood در نقش (archive footage) 1999
Blow-Ups of 1947 در نقش Himself 1947
Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to در نقش (archive footage) 1991
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid در نقش (in "Suspicion") (archive footage) 1982
Alice in Wonderland در نقش Mock Turtle 1933
It's Showtime 1976
Topper Takes a Trip در نقش George Kerby (archive footage) (uncredited) 1938
George White's Scandals در نقش Cary Grant (uncredited/archive footage) 1945
Pirate Party on Catalina Isle در نقش Cary Grant (uncredited) 1935
The Miracle of Sound 1940
Without Reservations در نقش Cary Grant (uncredited) 1946
Breakdowns of 1942 در نقش Himself (uncredited) 1942
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender 1997
Why Be Good?: Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema 2007
George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey 1985
The Love Goddesses 1965
Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) 1936
That's Entertainment! در نقش (archive footage) 1974
Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn 2015
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year 2009
Hollywood My Home Town 1965
Complicated Women در نقش Himself (archive footage) 2003
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? در نقش (archive footage) 1975
That's Entertainment, Part II در نقش (archive footage) 1976
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014
تهیه کنندگی سال تولید
The Grass Is Greener در نقش تهیه کننده اجرایی 1960
بازیگری سال تولید
The American Film Institute Salute to ... 1973
The Academy Awards 1953
The Kennedy Center Honors 1978
V.I.P. Schaukel 1971
Tony Awards در نقش Presenter 1956