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Remembering Cary Grant (he would have turned 100 today)

Old 01-18-04, 02:11 PM
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Remembering Cary Grant (he would have turned 100 today)

Heard this on the radio this morning, so I thought I'd pass it along. He was born on January 18th, 1904 in Bristol, England.

I for one love his movies.

My favorite of his is North by Northwest, and Charade comes in a close second.

But I have to say that I really enjoyed Father Goose. I got the two-pack for my wife for her birthday a few years ago and we watched it together. What a great film. Poor guy... having to deal with all those girls.

What Cary Grant films have you loved... and what would you recommend?
Old 01-18-04, 02:15 PM
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There's so many. Off the top of my head, I'd say "Bringing Up Baby" and "The Philadelphia Story." You know who really reminds me a lot of Cary Grant nowadays? Hugh Jackman. There is something about him that really brings to mind Grant's style. Most don't know it, but Jackman is a really gifted comic actor. Just thought I'd throw that out.
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And this inevitably leads to the story of how a studio wanted to do some publicity about Grant but needed some facts on him. So they sent his agent a telegram reading: "How old Cary Grant?"

Grant replied with another telegram, this one reading: "Old Cary Grant fine. How you?"
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That's why TCM is showing Cary Grant movies all day. "Bringing Up Baby" is just about to start and it is one of my favs (too bad it's not on DVD yet). I love the comedies but I think my all-time fav is "Notorious". The chemistry between Grant and Bergman was just electric and Hitchcock's direction was dead-on.
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He's definately one of the greatest actors ever. I really can't think of a current actor who has as good a group of movies except for maybe Tom Hanks.
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We used to watch Father Goose all the time growing up. Now I kind of feel like watching it, but I don't own it.
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Watched Notorious today before checking this thread. Odd.
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He was the man.
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One of the best, ever. And will be considered so until the end of time.
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Suspicion
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Old 01-19-04, 11:11 AM
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Happy B-day, Cary.
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Happy #100, Archibald Leach! -- which of course is Cary's real name -- doesn't sound quite so suave, does it?
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Out of all the movies he made, I could probably count the films that I DON'T like on one hand.

Some of my favorites that haven't been mentioned yet:

Arsenic and Old Lace
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
She Done Him Wrong
I Was a Male War Bride
Monkey Business
His Girl Friday
Old 01-19-04, 01:16 PM
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My absolute favorite. I was raised on his movies. Personal favorites include

To Catch a Thief
North By Northwest
Father Goose
Bringing Up Baby
Operation Petticoat
Topper
Mr Blanding Builds his Dreamhouse
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Now to be fair the only Grant movies I've seen are the Hitchcock movies. That being said he didn't seem to be a very good actor. Maybe I'm saying it wrong but he seemed to play the same character in all 3 movies.
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Originally posted by Timber
Now to be fair the only Grant movies I've seen are the Hitchcock movies. That being said he didn't seem to be a very good actor. Maybe I'm saying it wrong but he seemed to play the same character in all 3 movies.
You gotta watch some of the comedies mentioned in this thread, totally different performances.
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How funny, I didn't realize this anniversary was coming up but I just so happened to watch "To Catch a Thief" last night.

I think my favorite performance is still in "Philadelphia Story". But there's no denying his charm in "Charade".
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TCM also aird Suspicion on Sunday. I haven't seen that movie in years. Sadly I don't have cable so I missed it. I might have to go out and rent it if I can find it since it isn't available on DVD yet.
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NXNW is my favorite.
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Cary Grant at 100?! The thought makes me feel so very...young.

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