History Creator / HumphreyBogart

15th Feb '17 2:20:55 PM LongTallShorty64
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* SympatheticAdulterer: His third wife Mayo Methot was an alcoholic and violently so, once stabbing him with a glass bottle. In addition she was often afraid that he was having affairs with his co-stars (particularly Ida Lupino and Creator/IngridBergman), which ironically he never did until he met Lauren Bacall. Once he divorced Methot she succumbed to alcoholism and depression until she finally died in 1951. When Bogart heard the news, his only response was 'Such a waste'.

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* SympatheticAdulterer: His third wife Mayo Methot was an alcoholic and violently so, once stabbing him with a glass bottle. In addition she was often afraid that he was having affairs with his co-stars (particularly Ida Lupino Creator/IdaLupino and Creator/IngridBergman), which ironically he never did until he met Lauren Bacall. Once he divorced Methot she succumbed to alcoholism and depression until she finally died in 1951. When Bogart heard the news, his only response was 'Such a waste'.
11th Feb '17 10:19:07 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/TheBarefootContessa'' (1954)
10th Feb '17 1:58:43 AM Kitchen90
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Humphrey [=DeForest=] Bogart was born in 1899 to Belmont [=DeForest=] Bogart, a New York society doctor of Knickerbocker descent, and his wife, society illustrator Maud Humphrey. After being kicked out of Andover Academy (one of the most prestigious schools in New England), Humphrey did a stint in the Navy as a military policeman near the end of World War One, gaining his trademark scar (and lisp) from a sailor's fist [[note]]There are varying stories as to how Bogie got his scar and lisp, that's just one of them [[/note]]. He drifted into acting in the early 1920s and became a regular in Broadway productions, often playing society fops. The 1929 stock market crash forced many Broadway theatres to close, but the real impetus behind Bogart's move to Hollywood and movies was the crash's effect on his family's finances; his father had been bankrupted, leaving Bogart's mother and disabled sister almost destitute and Bogart himself without a safety net. After some years of toiling in obscurity, his first great success was as the ferocious Duke Mantee in ''The Petrified Forest'', which led to a period of typecasting as a gangster in B-movies. His breakthrough came in 1941 with ''Film/HighSierra'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. The next year, his performance as Rick Blaine in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' raised him to the peak of his profession and at the same time, cemented his trademark film persona, that of the hard-boiled cynic who ultimately shows his noble side. Other successes followed, including ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'', ''Film/TheBigSleep'', ''Film/DarkPassage'', and ''Film/KeyLargo'', with his wife Creator/LaurenBacall (whom he married on friend Creator/PeterLorre's advice); ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre''; ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'', opposite Creator/KatharineHepburn, for which he won his only AcademyAward; ''Film/{{Sabrina}}'', and ''Literature/TheCaineMutiny''. During a film career of almost thirty years, he appeared in 75 feature films.

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Humphrey [=DeForest=] Bogart was born in 1899 to Belmont [=DeForest=] Bogart, a New York society doctor of Knickerbocker descent, and his wife, society illustrator Maud Humphrey. After being kicked out of Andover Academy (one of the most prestigious schools in New England), Humphrey did a stint in the Navy as a military policeman near the end of World War One, gaining his trademark scar (and lisp) from a sailor's fist [[note]]There are varying stories as to how Bogie got his scar and lisp, that's just one of them [[/note]]. them[[/note]].

He drifted into acting in the early 1920s and became a regular in Broadway productions, often playing society fops. The 1929 stock market crash forced many Broadway theatres to close, but the real impetus behind Bogart's move to Hollywood and movies was the crash's effect on his family's finances; his father had been bankrupted, leaving Bogart's mother and disabled sister almost destitute and Bogart himself without a safety net. After some years of toiling in obscurity, his first great success was as the ferocious Duke Mantee in ''The Petrified Forest'', which led to a period of typecasting as a gangster in B-movies. His breakthrough came in 1941 with ''Film/HighSierra'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. The next year, his performance as Rick Blaine in ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' raised him to the peak of his profession and at the same time, cemented his trademark film persona, that of the hard-boiled cynic who ultimately shows his noble side. Other successes followed, including ''Film/ToHaveAndHaveNot'', ''Film/TheBigSleep'', ''Film/DarkPassage'', and ''Film/KeyLargo'', with his wife Creator/LaurenBacall (whom he married on friend Creator/PeterLorre's advice); ''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre''; ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'', opposite Creator/KatharineHepburn, for which he won his only AcademyAward; ''Film/{{Sabrina}}'', and ''Literature/TheCaineMutiny''. During a film career of almost thirty years, he appeared in 75 feature films.












* ExpectingSomeoneTaller: Often a running gag with his characters. Although not a PintSizePowerhouse kind of short, with many men in Hollywood over six feet tall, Bogart at 5'8 was on the shorter size. In some movies, characters reference this or call the trope by name, and Bogart's response is often that he's NeverHeardThatOneBefore.



* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: Despite his streetwise demeanor, the Episcopalian-reared Bogart was raised in patrician surroundings (e.g., attended the elite Phillips Andover Academy, grew up on the Upper West Side, father was a prominent medical doctor, etc) He was nevertheless quite a rebel, getting expelled from school and spending most of his time in the 20s (and his 20s) getting drunk in speakeasies and getting into fights. Not your typical WASP.

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* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant: Despite his streetwise demeanor, the Episcopalian-reared Bogart was raised in patrician surroundings (e.g., attended the elite Phillips Andover Academy, grew up on the Upper West Side, father was a prominent medical doctor, etc) He was nevertheless quite a rebel, getting expelled from school and spending most of his time in the 20s '20s (and his 20s) getting drunk in speakeasies and getting into fights. Not your typical WASP.
WASP.
31st Oct '16 2:04:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The 40's embleme.
24th Sep '16 10:13:34 AM HBarnill
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* ButtMonkey: Despite having a breakthrough performance in ''Film/ThePetrifiedForest'', Warner Bros refused to make him a big star similar to the studios' contract players, Creator/EdwardGRobinson and Creator/JamesCagney, instead relegating Bogart to B-movie gangster roles where he gets killed at the end. It wasn't until ''Film/HighSierra'' and ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'', both released in 1941, finally made him a star, with ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' fully cementing his status.



* ChronicallyKilledActor: He had a habit of getting gunned down onscreen very often early in his career; less so following his foray into "heroic" roles, although still present in films where his character's motives deteriorate, such as [[spoiler:''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'']].

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* ChronicallyKilledActor: He Like his contemporaries, Robinson and Cagney, he had a habit of getting gunned down onscreen very often early in his career; less so following his foray into "heroic" roles, although still present in films where his character's motives deteriorate, such as [[spoiler:''Film/TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre'']].
24th Sep '16 6:32:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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Despite being, arguably, not mainstream Hollywood and showing disdain for the general 'Movie star attitude' (he hated phonies), Bogart, in his capacity as a leading man and even a bit before that, got to work with many of the major female stars of the period, including Katharine Hepburn, Creator/BetteDavis, Creator/IngridBergman, Ava Gardner, Creator/AudreyHepburn, etc. He was also pretty connected to many of the major male stars through the Rat Pack and his funeral was a veritable "Who's who" of Hollywood.

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Despite being, arguably, not mainstream Hollywood and showing disdain for the general 'Movie star attitude' (he hated phonies), Bogart, in his capacity as a leading man and even a bit before that, got to work with many of the major female stars of the period, including Katharine Hepburn, Creator/KatharineHepburn, Creator/BetteDavis, Creator/IngridBergman, Ava Gardner, Creator/AvaGardner, Creator/AudreyHepburn, etc. He was also pretty connected to many of the major male stars through the Rat Pack and his funeral was a veritable "Who's who" of Hollywood.



** He and director John Huston were the only two people working on ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' who didn't succumb to a bout of dysentery. It's because they didn't drink much besides whiskey.

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** He and director John Huston Creator/JohnHuston were the only two people working on ''Film/TheAfricanQueen'' who didn't succumb to a bout of dysentery. It's because they didn't drink much besides whiskey.



* MatzoFever: Had it for Lauren Bacall, whom he married.

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* MatzoFever: Had it for Lauren Bacall, Creator/LaurenBacall, whom he married.



* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Bogart infamously played a lot of gangsters and rough heroes, but off-screen, despite a few mean moments, such as his and John Huston's prank on Alfonso Bedoya while making ''The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'', he made a lot of friends in Hollywood and was well-liked.

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: Bogart infamously played a lot of gangsters and rough heroes, but off-screen, despite a few mean moments, such as his and John Huston's Creator/JohnHuston's prank on Alfonso Bedoya while making ''The Treasure of the Sierra Madre'', he made a lot of friends in Hollywood and was well-liked.
24th Aug '16 6:40:22 AM Beppo
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* DeadpanSnarker: His specialty. Even Bogart's FamousLastWords rang of his trademark wit.

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* DeadpanSnarker: His specialty. Even Bogart's FamousLastWords ("Goodbye, kid. Hurry back.") rang of his trademark wit.
21st Jul '16 6:01:22 PM Hjortron18
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Before graduating to leading man status, he was often praised for his portrayal of the archetypal gangster character.
21st Jul '16 5:59:18 PM Hjortron18
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* OldShame: He reportedly hated his role in ''The Return of Doctor X'' with a fiery passion.



* ScullyBox: At 5'8", he was average height (for the time), but while filming ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' he had to stand on blocks to kiss 5'9" Ingrid Bergman. He wasn't the only one, Charles Boyer also had to stand on a box for {{Film/Gaslight}}



* ThoseTwoActors: Him and Creator/LaurenBacall.
** Also him and Creator/BetteDavis (they made at least four films together before he was really famous), him and Edward G Robinson, and a combination of him, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre (either one of them or both).
* TypeCasting: His first experience with typecasting was in the theatre, where he was typecast as (we kid you not) the archetypical effeminate, snotty RichIdiotWithNoDayJob. His success years later in ''The Petrified Forest'' led him to be re-typecast as a thug. Then, when he'd finally ducked that with performances in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon'' and ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'', the studios stereotyped him ''again'', this time as a tough, wisecracking JerkWithAHeartOfGold. ''To Have and Have Not'' is great, but ''Tokyo Joe'' and ''Sirocco'' are among his weaker movies; Bogie does what he can, but there was more to ''Casablanca'' than Rick, which the studios forgot. His charisma makes the films pretty watchable nonetheless.
3rd Jul '16 7:01:11 PM Deacon911
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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Almost universally regarded, now, as the greatest actor who ever lived. He was a big star during his lifetime, but at the time he wasn't any bigger than Gable, Robinson, etc.

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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Almost universally regarded, now, as the greatest actor movie star who ever lived. He was a big star during his lifetime, but at the time he wasn't any bigger than Gable, Robinson, etc.
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