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* ''Film/NoneButTheLonelyHeart'' (1944)


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-->-- '''Cary Grant''' Archie Leach on [[StageName Cary Grant
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* ''Film/DestinationTokyo'' (1943)


* FakeAmerican:[[invoked]] It was rare when he wasn't.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Along with ManipulativeBastard, some of Cary's characters would do anything to get their own way. Most famously was C. K. Dexter Haven from ''The Philadelphia Story'', who pulled a few strings by sending {{intrepid reporter}}s to spite ex-wife Tracy's engagement.

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* FakeAmerican:[[invoked]] It was rare when he wasn't.
wasn't. It became [[IronyAsSheIsCast incredibly ironic]] whenever his characters would stubbornly have monologues about [[{{Eagleland}} American values, and boast about the patriotism they wore on their sleeve]], especially in ''The Talk of the Town'' when his character (who'd been framed for arson and broke out of jail) was cold towards the extremely [=WASPy=] lawyer played by Creator/RonaldColman (who was also English) for being too out of touch.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Along with ManipulativeBastard, some of Cary's characters (particularly in his screwball comedy films) were {{jerkass}}es that would do anything to get their own way. Most famously was C. K. Dexter Haven from ''The Philadelphia Story'', who pulled a few strings by sending {{intrepid reporter}}s to spite ex-wife Tracy's engagement.engagement, and this was taken UpToEleven in ''His Girl Friday''.



* ShowerScene: An admittedly-strange trait of a few of his movies is showing him either showering or bathing.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: One of the most famous examples of Hollywood's Golden Age, along with Creator/ClarkGable.

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* ShowerScene: An admittedly-strange trait of in a few of his movies is showing him either showering or bathing.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: One of the most famous examples of Hollywood's Golden Age, along with Creator/ClarkGable. If Grant's character was in a love triangle, the other suitor didn't stand a chance.


* ''Film/WalkDontRun'' (1966) -- his last film

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* ''Film/WalkDontRun'' (1966) -- his last filmfilm
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* TheCastShowoff:[[invoked]] Before he became an actor, Cary trained in London as acrobat, so he often did his own stunts.
* TheEveryman: Grant had the charisma to make the majority of his characters this even if they weren't in relatable professions (his scientist roles in ''Bringing Up Baby'' and ''Monkey Business'', for example).
* FakeAmerican:[[invoked]] It was rare when he wasn't.
* ItsAllAboutMe: Along with ManipulativeBastard, some of Cary's characters would do anything to get their own way. Most famously was C. K. Dexter Haven from ''The Philadelphia Story'', who pulled a few strings by sending {{intrepid reporter}}s to spite ex-wife Tracy's engagement.
* LanternJawOfJustice: His cleft chin is often referenced and lampshaded in his films. Most memorably, Creator/AudreyHepburn in ''Charade'' stroked it and said, "How do you shave in there?"
* SharpDressedMan: Grant is forever one of the few men in Hollywood history who [[MrFanservice oozed sex appeal]] without taking his three-piece suit off.
* ShowerScene: An admittedly-strange trait of a few of his movies is showing him either showering or bathing.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: One of the most famous examples of Hollywood's Golden Age, along with Creator/ClarkGable.
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* ''Film/{{Suzy}}'' (1936)

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* ''Film/{{Monkey Business|1952}}'' (1952)

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* ''Film/SylviaScarlett'' (1935)


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 [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents working-class Bristol accent]] at bay. In the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', Creator/TonyCurtis 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]]''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]]

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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 [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents working-class Bristol accent]] at bay. (On the rare occasion where he played a working-class character, like ''The Lives of a Bengal Lancer'', he let the Bristol accent out.) In the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', Creator/TonyCurtis 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]]''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]]

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* ''Film/ThatTouchOfMink'' (1962)


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* ''Film/{{Night and Day|1946}}'' (1946)


In a career that spanned thirty years, some of his more famous films were the screwball comedies ''Film/HisGirlFriday'', ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' and ''Film/BringingUpBaby'', the comedy-soap opera ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'', the classic romance ''Film/AnAffairToRemember'', and [[GentlemanThief several collaborations]] with the director Creator/AlfredHitchcock, most notably ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''. A poll by the American Film Institute named Grant the second greatest male star in American movie history, behind only Creator/HumphreyBogart.

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In a career that spanned thirty years, some of his more famous films were the screwball comedies ''Film/HisGirlFriday'', ''Theatre/ArsenicAndOldLace'' and ''Film/BringingUpBaby'', the comedy-soap opera ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'', the classic romance ''Film/AnAffairToRemember'', and [[GentlemanThief several collaborations]] with the director Creator/AlfredHitchcock, most notably ''Film/NorthByNorthwest''. A poll by the American Film Institute Creator/AmericanFilmInstitute named Grant [[AFIS100Years100Stars the second greatest male star in American movie history, history]], behind only Creator/HumphreyBogart.



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]]''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]]

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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 [[UsefulNotes/BritishAccents working-class Bristol accent accent]] at bay. In the film ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'', Tony Curtis Creator/TonyCurtis 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]]''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]]



Legend has it that Ian Fleming at least partially modeled his famous Literature/JamesBond character on Grant. In fact, when Creator/HowardHawks was thinking about filming ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' at the start of TheSixties, Grant was his choice to play Bond.

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Legend has it that Ian Fleming Creator/IanFleming at least partially modeled his famous Literature/JamesBond character on Grant. In fact, when Creator/HowardHawks was thinking about filming ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'' at the start of TheSixties, Grant was his choice to play Bond.


* ''Film/FatherGoose'' (1964)

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* ''Film/FatherGoose'' (1964)(1964)
* ''Film/WalkDontRun'' (1966) -- his last film

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* ''Film/PennySerenade'' (1941)


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.


* ''Film/{{In Name Only|1939}}''

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* ''Film/{{In Name Only|1939}}''Only|1939}}'' (1939)

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