Cary Grant

Cary Grant

Highest Rated: 100% In Name Only (1939)

Lowest Rated: 22% The Pride and the Passion (1957)

Birthday: Jan 18, 1904

Birthplace: Bristol, England, UK

Cary Grant was the quintessential movie star - a leading man whose light comic touch, effortlessly debonair screen presence, and devastating good looks proved timeless in their appeal. After escaping a truly Dickensian childhood in England and paying his dues on the American vaudeville circuit, Grant landed his first leading roles in such features as "She Done Him Wrong" (1933). Having gained notoriety in romantic-comedies like "The Awful Truth" (1937), he went on to star opposite a cavalcade of Hollywood's most luminous leading ladies, including Irene Dunne, Ingrid Bergman, Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, Eva Marie Saint and Grace Kelly. Classics like "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) paired the star with many of the greatest directors of the golden age of cinema, including Howard Hawks, George Cukor, Frank Capra, Stanley Donen and, most notably, Alfred Hitchcock. For nearly 30 years, Grant remained a major box office draw in hit films that included "Gunga Din" (1939), "His Girl Friday" (1940), "The Philadelphia Story" (1941), "Notorious" (1946), "To Catch a Thief" (1955), "North by Northwest" (1959) and "Charade" (1963). So indelible was his contribution to cinema that he was ranked No. 2 on the American Film Institute's list of the 25 Greatest Screen Legends of All Time in 1999, surpassed only by Humphrey Bogart. Perhaps best summing up the myth and reality of the persona he had become so closely identified with, Grant himself once said, "I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and, finally, I became that person. Or he became me."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 70% Walk, Don't Run Sir William Rutland (Character) - 1966
80% 86% Father Goose Walter Christopher Eckland (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet MGM's Big Parade of Comedy Unknown (Character) - 1964
94% 92% Charade Peter Joshua (Character) - 1963
78% 70% That Touch of Mink Philip Shayne (Character) - 1962
88% 64% The Grass Is Greener Victor Rhyall (Character) - 1960
99% 94% North by Northwest Roger O. Thornhill/George Kaplan (Character) - 1959
81% 81% Operation Petticoat Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman (Character) - 1959
64% 72% Houseboat Tom Winters (Character) - 1958
100% 69% Indiscreet Philip Adams (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 37% Kiss Them for Me Commander Andy Crewson (Character) - 1957
22% 25% The Pride and the Passion Anthony (Character) - 1957
65% 87% An Affair to Remember Nickie Ferrante (Character) - 1957
96% 84% To Catch a Thief John Robie (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 59% Dream Wife Clemson Reade (Character) - 1953
88% 68% Monkey Business Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 84% Room for One More George Rose (Character) - 1952
100% 79% People Will Talk Dr. Noah Praetorius (Character) - 1951
71% 50% Crisis Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson (Character) - 1950
76% 72% I Was a Male War Bride Capt. Henri Rochard (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 61% Every Girl Should Be Married Dr. Madison W. Brown (Character) - 1948
82% 76% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Jim Blandings (Character) - 1948
84% 81% The Bishop's Wife Dudley (Character) - 1947
78% 78% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Dick (Character) - 1947
98% 91% Notorious T.R. Devlin (Character) - 1946
60% 42% Night and Day Cole Porter (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 42% Once Upon a Time Jerry Flynn (Character) - 1944
81% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Mortimer Brewster (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 53% None but the Lonely Heart Ernie Mott (Character) - 1944
80% 65% Destination Tokyo Capt. Cassidy (Character) - 1943
100% 69% Mr. Lucky Joe Adams/Joe Bascopolous (Character) - 1943
94% 84% The Talk of the Town Leopold Dilg/Joseph (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 59% Once Upon a Honeymoon Patrick "Pat" O'Toole (Character) - 1942
97% 78% Suspicion Johnnie Aysgarth (Character) - 1941
94% 75% Penny Serenade Roger Adams (Character) - 1941
100% 93% The Philadelphia Story C. K. Dexter Haven (Character) - 1940
98% 90% His Girl Friday Walter Burns (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 50% The Howards of Virginia Matt Howard (Character) - 1940
85% 82% My Favorite Wife Nick (Character) - 1940
100% 73% In Name Only Alec Walker (Character) - 1939
100% 82% Only Angels Have Wings Geoff Carter (Character) - 1939
92% 74% Gunga Din Sgt. Archibald Cutter (Character) - 1939
93% 89% Bringing Up Baby Dr. David Huxley (Character) - 1938
100% 89% Holiday Johnny Case (Character) - 1938
89% 81% Topper George Kerby (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 45% When You're in Love Jimmy Hudson (Character) - 1937
93% 87% The Awful Truth Jerry Warriner (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 46% The Toast of New York Nick Boyd (Character) - 1937
83% 62% Big Brown Eyes Det. Sgt. Danny Barr (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 44% Wedding Present Charlie Mason (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 37% The Amazing Adventure Ernest Bliss (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 65% Suzy Andre (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 46% Wings in the Dark Ken Gordon (Character) - 1935
79% 47% Sylvia Scarlett Jimmy "Monk" Monkley (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 45% The Last Outpost Michael Andrews (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enter Madame Gerald Fitzgerald (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 64% Kiss and Make Up Dr. Maurice Lamar (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ladies Should Listen Julian De Lussac (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 66% Thirty Day Princess Porter Madison III (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 25% Born to Be Bad Malcolm Trevor (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambling Ship Ace Corbin (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 72% The Eagle and the Hawk Henry Crocker (Character) - 1933
67% 59% Alice in Wonderland Mock Turtle (Character) - 1933
91% 53% She Done Him Wrong Capt. Cummings (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman Accused Jeffrey Baxter (Character) - 1933
91% 70% I'm No Angel Jack Clayton (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet 42% Hot Saturday Romer Sheffield (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame Butterfly Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil and the Deep Lt. Jaeckel (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the Night Stephen (Character) - 1932
61% 71% Blonde Venus Nick Townsend (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun Ridgeway (Character) - 1932

QUOTES FROM Cary Grant CHARACTERS

Jerry Flynn says: Caterpillars come and go, but that one has talent.

Roger O. Thornhill says: In the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie. There's only expedient exaggeration.

Roger O. Thornhill says: Now, what can a man do with his clothes off for twenty minutes?

Eve Kendall says: You could always take a cold shower.

Ernie Mott says: They say money talks... all it's ever said to me is goodbye.

C.K. Dexter Haven says: The moon is also a goddess, chaste and virginal.

Tracy Lord says: Oh, stop using those foul words.

Macauley Connor says: Are you still in love with her? Or perhaps you consider that to be a very personal question. Liz thinks you are! Liz thinks you are. All though of course women like to roman..romanticize things a bit.

C.K. Dexter Haven says: Yes they do, don't they.

Macauley Connor says: Yes they do, don't they.

Frances Stevens says: Have you ever had a better offer?

John Robie (The Cat) says: You know as well as I do, those jewels are fake.

Frances Stevens says: Well I'm not.

Eve Kendall says: [Hanging with Roger from the edge of Mt Rushmore] What happened to your first two marriages?

Eve Kendall says: What happened to your first two marriages?

Roger O. Thornhill says: My wives divorced me. They said I led too dull a life.

Roger O. Thornhill says: [To Leonard] Have you poured any good drunks lately?

Roger O. Thornhill says: Have you poured any good drunks lately?

Macauley Connor says: Doggone it, C.K. Dexter Haven! Either I'm gonna sock you or you're gonna sock me.

C.K. Dexter Haven says: Shall we toss a coin?

C.K. Dexter Haven says: To hardly know him is to know him well.

C.K. Dexter Haven says: Red, you look in the pink.

Walter Burns says: There's been a light burning in the window for you!

Hildy Johnson says: I jumped out that window a long time ago, Walter.

Roger O. Thornhill says: Hello Mother, this is your son, Roger Thornhill.

Guru says: I want to find out about your Army.

Archibald Cutter says: Why don't you enlist, mate!

Adm. Matt Sherman says: "Lt. Holden has reached new heights in the art of scavenging. Like a spider in a web, he sits there and his victims come to him like flies bearing gifts. He's the only man I know who will probably be presented the Navy Cross at his court martial."

Adm. Matt Sherman says: Lt. Holden has reached new heights in the art of scavenging. Like a spider in a web, he sits there and his victims come to him like flies bearing gifts. He's the only man I know who will probably be presented the Navy Cross at his court martial.

Capt. J. B. Henderson says: Mr Sherman, I want my wall back!

Adm. Matt Sherman says: I'm not sure that we have it, Sir!

Capt. J. B. Henderson says: You must have it! You've got everything else!

Adm. Matt Sherman says: "19 December 1941: Repairs progressing. Crew morale high, except for their concern that our supply officer might be caught and shot. My emotions about this are mixed. Lieutenant Holden and Sergeant Gallardo are undoubtedly the world's greatest thieves-- ..scavengers. To paraphrase Mr. Churchill: 'Never have so few stolen so much from so many....' And what they can't find in the warehouses, they improvise."

Adm. Matt Sherman says: 19 December 1941: Repairs progressing. Crew morale high, except for their concern that our supply officer might be caught and shot. My emotions about this are mixed. Lieutenant Holden and Sergeant Gallardo are undoubtedly the world's greatest thieves-- ..scavengers. To paraphrase Mr. Churchill: 'Never have so few stolen so much from so many....' And what they can't find in the warehouses, they improvise.

Richard (Dick) Nugent says: How'd you get in here?

Matt Beemish says: Well, the door was closed, so I opened it and came right in.

Matt Beemish says: I'm the court psychiatrist.

Richard (Dick) Nugent says: Come back in an hour. I'll be crazy by then.

John Robie (The Cat) says: John Robie: You're here in Europe to buy a husband. Frances Stevens: The man I want doesn't have a price. John Robie: That eliminates me.

John Robie (The Cat) says: You're here in Europe to buy a husband.

Frances Stevens says: The man I want doesn't have a price.

John Robie (The Cat) says: That eliminates me.

Roger O. Thornhill says: I could use a drink..a pint of Bourbon will do.

The Professor says: Mind if I join you?

Roger O. Thornhill says: Better make it a quart.

Bill Cole says: You've been taken to the cleaners, and you don't even know your pants are off.

Muriel Blandings says: I refuse to endanger the lives of my children in a house with less than four bathrooms.

Jim Blandings says: replies: For 1,300 dollars they can live in a house with three bathrooms and ROUGH IT.

Joan Blandings says: Oh look. Mother's diary. It's slightly torrid.

Jim Blandings says: What's with this kissing all of a sudden? I don't like it. Every time he goes out of this house, he shakes my hand and kisses you.

Muriel Blandings says: replies to Jim: Would you prefer it the other way around?

Bill Cole says: The next time you're going to do anything or say anything or buy anything, think it over very carefully. When you're sure you're right, forget the whole thing.

Jim Blandings says: This little piggy went to market. A meek and as mild as a lamb. He smiled in his tracks. When they slipped him the axe. He KNEW he'd turn out to be Wham!

Capt. Henri Rochard says: My name is Rochard. You'll think I'm a bride but actually I'm a husband. There'll be a moment or two of confusion but, if we all keep our heads, everything will be fine.

Sergeant says: Any female trouble?

Capt. Henri Rochard says: Nothing but, Sergeant.

Sergeant says: You're not Mrs. Rochard!

Capt. Henri Rochard says: I'm MISTER Rochard.

Sergeant says: Well, it's your WIFE who must report here for transportation to Bremerhaven.

Capt. Henri Rochard says: According to the War Department, I AM my wife.

Sergeant says: You can't be your wife!

Capt. Henri Rochard says: If the American army says that I CAN be my wife, who am I to dispute them?

Capt. Henri Rochard says: I am an alien spouse of female military personnel en route to the United States under public law 271 of the Congress.

"Teddy Roosevelt" Brewster says: [Mr. Witherspoon has just met Teddy and Teddy pulls Mortimer aside] Is he trying to move into the White House before I've moved out?

Mortimer Brewster says: Who?

"Teddy Roosevelt" Brewster says: [points to Mr. Witherspoon] Taft!

Mortimer Brewster says: [singing] There is a Happydale, far, far away...

Martha Brewster says: For a gallon of elderberry wine, I take one teaspoon full of arsenic, then add half a teaspoon full of strychnine, and then just a pinch of cyanide.

Mortimer Brewster says: Hmm. Should have quite a kick.

Adm. Matt Sherman says: Subject, Toilet paper. One: on 6 June 1941, this vessel submitted a requisition for 150 rolls of toilet paper. On 16 December 1941 the requisition was returned with stamped notation, 'Cannot identify material required.' Two: the commanding officer of the USS SeaTiger cannot help but wonder what is being used at the Caviti Supply Depot as a substitute for this unidentifiable material once so well known to this command.

David Huxley says: Now it isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you, but - well, there haven't been any quiet moments.

Regina Lampert says: Hello, Mr. Dyle.

Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik says: Regie?

Regina Lampert says: Well, that's the only name I've got.

Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik says: What do I have to do to satisfy you? Become the next victim?

Regina Lampert says: That's a start anyway.

Regina Lampert says: I already know an awful lot of people and until one of them dies I couldn't possibly meet anyone else.

Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik says: Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know.

Roger O. Thornhill says: Tell me, why are you so good to me?

Eve Kendall says: Shall I climb up and tell you why?

Eve Kendall says: You've got taste in clothes, taste in food.

Roger O. Thornhill says: And taste in women. I like your flavor.

Roger O. Thornhill says: How does a girl like you get to be a girl like you?

Eve Kendall says: Lucky I guess.

Eve Kendall says: Roger O. Thornhill. What does the O stand for?

Roger O. Thornhill says: Nothing.

Dudley says: The only people who grow old were born old to begin with.

C.K. Dexter Haven says: I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives. You know one time I secretly wanted to be a writer.

Johnny Case says: [upon seeing the mansion for the first time] Judas!

Maid says: I beg your pardon?

Johnny Case says: Er, I just said Judas. It didn't mean anything.

Johnny Case says: When I find myself in a position like this, I ask myself what would General Motors do? And then I do the opposite!

Aunt Elizabeth says: But why are you wearing 'these' clothes?

David Huxley says: Because I just went gay all of a sudden!

Aunt Elizabeth says: Now see here young man, stop this nonsense. What are you doing?

David Huxley says: [exasperated and wearing Susan's negligee] I'm standing in the middle of 42nd Street waiting for a bus!

David Huxley says: But Susan, you can't climb in a man's bedroom window!

Susan Vance says: I know, it's on the second floor!

Aunt Elizabeth says: Well who are you?

David Huxley says: I don't know. I'm not quite myself today.

Aunt Elizabeth says: Well, you look perfectly idiotic in those clothes.

David Huxley says: These aren't my clothes.

Aunt Elizabeth says: Well, where are your clothes?

David Huxley says: I've lost my clothes!

Aunt Elizabeth says: But why are you wearing 'these' clothes?

David Huxley says: Because I just went gay all of a sudden!

Aunt Elizabeth says: Now see here young man, stop this nonsense. What are you doing?

Nick Arden says: Impulsive? He's full of carrots!

Elaine Harper says: But Mortimer, you're going to love me for my mind, too.

Mortimer Brewster says: One thing at a time!

Roger O. Thornhill says: The three of you together. Now that's a picture only Charles Addams could draw.

Phillip Vandamm says: Good evening Mr. Kaplin.

Roger O. Thornhill says: Before we start calling each others names, perhaps you'd better tell me yours. I haven't had the pleasure.

Phillip Vandamm says: You disappoint me.

Roger O. Thornhill says: I was gonna say that to her.

Phillip Vandamm says: What possesses you to come blundering in here like this? Could it be an overpowering interest in art?

Roger O. Thornhill says: Yes, the art of survival.

Phillip Vandamm says: You're a bit taller than I expected, a little more polished...

Roger O. Thornhill says: (sarcastically) I'm so glad you're pleased Mr. Townsend.

Roger O. Thornhill says: [sarcastically] I'm so glad you're pleased Mr. Townsend.

Phillip Vandamm says: But I'm afraid it's just as obvious.

Roger O. Thornhill says: Now why the devil was I brought here?

Phillip Vandamm says: (sitting down) Games? Must we?

Phillip Vandamm says: [sitting down] Games? Must we?

Roger O. Thornhill says: (Learning Vandamm's name for the first time) Oh, Mr Vandamm...

Roger O. Thornhill says: [learning Vandamm's name for the first time] Oh, Mr Vandamm...

Phillip Vandamm says: (turning his eyes on Thornhill) Has anyone ever told you that you overplay your various roles rather severely Mr Kaplin? First you play the outraged Madison Avenue man who claims to have been mistaken for someone else. Then you play the fugitive from justice, supposedly trying to clear his name of a crime he knows he didn't commit. And now you play the peevish lover, stunned by jealousy and betrayal. Seems to me you fellows can take less training from the FBI and more from the Actors' Studio...

Phillip Vandamm says: [turning his eyes on Thornhill] Has anyone ever told you that you overplay your various roles rather severely Mr Kaplin? First you play the outraged Madison Avenue man who claims to have been mistaken for someone else. Then you play the fugitive from justice, supposedly trying to clear his name of a crime he knows he didn't commit. And now you play the peevish lover, stunned by jealousy and betrayal. Seems to me you fellows can take less training from the FBI and more from the Actors' Studio...

Roger O. Thornhill says: Apparently the only performance that will satisfy you is when I play dead.

Phillip Vandamm says: Your very next role, and you'll be quite convincing I assure you...

Walter Burns says: "Take Hitler and stick him on the funny pages!"

Walter Burns says: Take Hitler and stick him on the funny page.

Victor Rhyall says: If your mistress is unfaithful, she is to be discarded. If your wife is unfaithful, she is to be befriended.

David Huxley says: I'll be with you in a minute, Mr. Peabody!

Regina Lampert says: Do you understand French?

Peter Joshua/Alexander Dyle/Adam Canfield/Brian Cruik says: Not a word. I'm still having trouble with English.

Roger O. Thornhill says: In the world of advertising, there's no such thing as a lie. There's only expedient exaggeration.

Archibald Cutter says: You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din.

David Huxley says: It isn't that I don't like you, Susan, because after all, in moments of quiet, I'm strangely drawn toward you; but, well, there haven't been any quiet moments!

Mortimer Brewster says: Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

Roger O. Thornhill says: "Now you listen here, I'm an advertising man, not a red herring. I've got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders depending upon me, and I don't intend to disappoint them all by getting myself 'slightly' killed."