We made a number of stops from the west coast to east coast and we dug through basements and discovered that a lot of family members and loved ones had kept materials about Monty. Which gives that narrative a lot of traction. I'm just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor. For his part, Clift was always supportive of Brando as an actor, even when his career began faltering after Mutiny on the Bounty I would love if this film helped people take kind of a critical questioning eye to how they receive celebrity and how they receive information. The old Hollywood system was breaking apart and he was a major part of that. Retrieved March 29,
Small inaccuracies can snowball into widespread untruths even in the smallest of groups, so imagine how rampant falsehoods can become in the case of a well-known Hollywood heartthrob.
Finally, Someone Gets Montgomery Clift's Biography Right
This Week's Issue Print Archives. The accident changed his appearance, and many biographers assumed Clift felt ruined by it and, so, drank more. Lancaster was in awe of Monty and was so nervous, he actually shook during their first scene as also mentioned in Lancaster's biography. He also detested the man. In addition to lingering effects of dysentery and chronic colitisan underactive thyroid was later revealed during the autopsy. Inside, he found Clift dead:
The only line that's wrong in William Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature'. The Films of Montgomery Clift. Over the next 10 years, he earned prominent roles in plays by Tennessee Williams and Thornton Wilder, opposite stars like Fredrick March and Tallulah Bankhead. Observers also point out that Clift had sexual relationships with women. What's my mother going to tell strangers anyway?