History Creator / CaryGrant

4th Sep '17 9:41:47 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/FatherGoose'' (1964)

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* ''Film/FatherGoose'' (1964)(1964)
* ''Film/WalkDontRun'' (1966) -- his last film
24th Aug '17 10:02:55 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/PennySerenade'' (1941)
22nd Aug '17 8:51:48 PM Ezclee4050
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Legend has it that Ian Fleming at least partially modeled his famous Literature/JamesBond character on Grant.

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Legend has it that Ian Fleming at least partially modeled his famous Literature/JamesBond character on Grant.
Grant. In fact, when Creator/HowardHawks was thinking about filming ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' at the start of TheSixties, Grant was his choice to play Bond.
10th May '17 10:05:36 AM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/{{In Name Only|1939}}''

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* ''Film/{{In Name Only|1939}}''Only|1939}}'' (1939)
10th May '17 10:05:17 AM LongTallShorty64
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* ''Film/{{In Name Only|1939}}''
5th Mar '17 10:29:35 AM Morgenthaler
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One of Grant's most famous (and easily imitated) characteristics was [[VerbalTic his rhythmic speech pattern]], which his fans thought added to the air of sophistication of his characters. Ironically, he spoke that way to keep his working-class Bristol accent at bay. In the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', Tony Curtis does a riff on Grant's deliberate cadencing whenever his character pretends to be a millionaire playboy. Jack Lemmon's character confronts him on this with the line "where did you get that phony accent? No-bawdy tawks loik theht!"[[note]]''SomeLikeItHot'' is a period film taking place in TheRoaringTwenties, before Grant became famous. Part of the humor is that while everybody watching it would know Tony Curtis was impersonating Cary, none of the characters in the movie would.[[/note]]

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One of Grant's most famous (and easily imitated) characteristics was [[VerbalTic his rhythmic speech pattern]], which his fans thought added to the air of sophistication of his characters. Ironically, he spoke that way to keep his working-class Bristol accent at bay. In the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', Tony Curtis does a riff on Grant's deliberate cadencing whenever his character pretends to be a millionaire playboy. Jack Lemmon's character confronts him on this with the line "where did you get that phony accent? No-bawdy tawks loik theht!"[[note]]''SomeLikeItHot'' theht!"[[note]]''Some Like It Hot'' is a period film taking place in TheRoaringTwenties, before Grant became famous. Part of the humor is that while everybody watching it would know Tony Curtis was impersonating Cary, none of the characters in the movie would.[[/note]]
29th Jan '17 9:41:08 PM Nentuaby
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Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 November 29, 1986) was a handsome and athletic, if fairly typical, English bloke. Following the bizarre (and quite literal) loss of his mother at an early age, he ran away from home and went into acting. After a stint touring Britain, he crossed the Atlantic to Broadway and from there [[LimeyGoesToHollywood ended up in Hollywood]], which projected him onto the silver screen as [[StageName Cary Grant]], the 20th Century's screen epitome of suave sophistication.

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Archibald Alexander Leach (January 18, 1904 November 29, 1986) was a handsome and athletic, if fairly typical, English bloke. Following the bizarre (and quite literal) bizarrely literal[[note]]His father had her committed to a mental institution for her depression when their son was 9, but told the world she was dead. Not until age 31 did he learn he had not actually lost his mother in the more traditional sense.[[/note]]) loss of his mother at an early age, he ran away from home and went into acting. After a stint touring Britain, he crossed the Atlantic to Broadway and from there [[LimeyGoesToHollywood ended up in Hollywood]], which projected him onto the silver screen as [[StageName Cary Grant]], the 20th Century's screen epitome of suave sophistication.
27th Nov '16 4:15:47 PM eroock
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-->--'''Archie Leach'''

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-->--'''Archie -->-- '''Archie Leach'''
27th May '16 7:30:40 PM Shoebox
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He retired from acting in 1966, feeling, perhaps correctly, that as he aged the movie world was beginning to pass him by. In 1970, he happily accepted an honorary Oscar for his body of work, but he never again appeared on-screen. In later years, he married a succession of beautiful younger women (he is now widely believed to have been bisexual, thanks in no small part to his close friendship with Randolph Scott), experimented with [=LSD=] as a means of confronting his inner demons... and when a fan magazine sent a telegram reading HOW OLD CARY GRANT?, famously wrote in response [[DeadpanSnarker OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?]][[note]][[BeamMeUpScotty Grant was quoted as denying this actually happened]], but if it didn't, it should have...[[/note]]

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He retired from acting in 1966, feeling, perhaps correctly, that as he aged the movie world was beginning to pass him by. In 1970, he happily accepted an honorary Oscar for his body of work, but he never again appeared on-screen. In later years, he married a succession of beautiful younger women (he is now widely believed to have been bisexual, thanks in no small part to his close friendship with Randolph Scott), experimented with [=LSD=] as a means of confronting his inner demons... and when a fan magazine sent a telegram reading to inquire HOW OLD CARY GRANT?, famously wrote in response [[DeadpanSnarker OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?]][[note]][[BeamMeUpScotty Grant was quoted as denying this actually happened]], but if it didn't, it should have...[[/note]]
12th Apr '16 7:00:23 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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He retired from acting in 1966, feeling, perhaps correctly, that as he aged the movie world was beginning to pass him by. In 1970, he happily accepted an honorary Oscar for his body of work, but he never again appeared on-screen. In later years, he married a succession of beautiful younger women (he is now widely believed to have been bisexual, thanks in no small part to his close friendship with Randolph Scott), experimented with [=LSD=] as a means of confronting his inner demons... and when a fan magazine sent a telegram reading HOW OLD CARY GRANT?, famously wrote in response [[DeadpanSnarker OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?]][[note]][[BeamMeUpScotty Grant was quoted as denying this actually happened]], but if it didn't, it should have..[[/note]]

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He retired from acting in 1966, feeling, perhaps correctly, that as he aged the movie world was beginning to pass him by. In 1970, he happily accepted an honorary Oscar for his body of work, but he never again appeared on-screen. In later years, he married a succession of beautiful younger women (he is now widely believed to have been bisexual, thanks in no small part to his close friendship with Randolph Scott), experimented with [=LSD=] as a means of confronting his inner demons... and when a fan magazine sent a telegram reading HOW OLD CARY GRANT?, famously wrote in response [[DeadpanSnarker OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?]][[note]][[BeamMeUpScotty Grant was quoted as denying this actually happened]], but if it didn't, it should have..have...[[/note]]
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