Montgomery Clift

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Montgomery Clift Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


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Before Brando there was Monty, the blueprint for rebellious masculinity and prototypical antiheroism.

I was twenty when I first read Patricia Bosworth\‘s highly regarded biography of the actor, and I recall being shocked at the excesses of what was essentially a debauched life. By the end of the book, the tragedy of his early demise at the age of 46, had been replaced by a personal sense of incredulity that he had survived that long, such being the intensity of his day to day life. Struggling with his sexual orientation whilst applying precious little restraint, consuming alcohol and narcotics in copious quantities, Clift\‘s recklessness denied his public the undeniable pleasure of a lifelong cinematic career, yet to this day, his more naturalistic performance style remains peerless. Only his truncated film résumé has prevented him from achieving the iconic status that many movie historians feel he rightfully deserves. In any event, their assessment of Montgomery Clift\‘s reduced status amongst the pantheon of movie greats is not a view I share.

Recommended viewing

The Heiress (1949)

The Big Lift (1950)

A Place in the sun (1951)

I Confess (1953)

From Here to eternity (1953)

The Young Lions (1958)

Judgement at Nuremburg (1961)

Recommended reading

Montgomery Clift: A Biography (Patricia Bosworth) 1978

Widely considered one of the best ever Hollywood biographies nearly forty years after its first publication, I first read Bosworth’s harrowing tale in 1979, rather dumbstruck as an impressionable young man that anyone could lead such a dissipated life.