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."

Highest rated movies

Indiscreet
Mr. Lucky
The Philadelphia Story
In Name Only
Only Angels Have Wings
Holiday
His Girl Friday North by Northwest

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 71% 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
81% 81% Operation Petticoat Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman (Character) - 1959
97% 94% North by Northwest Roger O. Thornhill/George Kaplan (Character) - 1959
100% 69% Indiscreet Philip Adams (Character) - 1958
64% 71% Houseboat Tom Winters (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
94% 84% To Catch a Thief John Robie (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 59% Dream Wife Clemson Reade (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 84% Room for One More George Rose (Character) - 1952
88% 67% Monkey Business Dr. Barnaby Fulton (Character) - 1952
88% 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
84% 76% Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House Jim Blandings (Character) - 1948
78% 78% The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer Dick (Character) - 1947
84% 81% The Bishop's Wife Dudley (Character) - 1947
96% 91% Notorious T.R. Devlin (Character) - 1946
60% 41% Night and Day Cole Porter (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 52% None but the Lonely Heart Ernie Mott (Character) - 1944
81% 92% Arsenic and Old Lace Mortimer Brewster (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 42% Once Upon a Time Jerry Flynn (Character) - 1944
100% 70% Mr. Lucky Joe Adams/Joe Bascopolous (Character) - 1943
80% 65% Destination Tokyo Capt. Cassidy (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 59% Once Upon a Honeymoon Patrick "Pat" O'Toole (Character) - 1942
88% 84% The Talk of the Town Leopold Dilg/Joseph (Character) - 1942
97% 78% Suspicion Johnnie Aysgarth (Character) - 1941
94% 75% Penny Serenade Roger Adams (Character) - 1941
85% 82% My Favorite Wife Nick (Character) - 1940
99% 90% His Girl Friday Walter Burns (Character) - 1940
100% 93% The Philadelphia Story C. K. Dexter Haven (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 52% The Howards of Virginia Matt Howard (Character) - 1940
100% 73% In Name Only Alec Walker (Character) - 1939
92% 74% Gunga Din Sgt. Archibald Cutter (Character) - 1939
100% 82% Only Angels Have Wings Geoff Carter (Character) - 1939
100% 89% Holiday Johnny Case (Character) - 1938
94% 89% Bringing Up Baby Dr. David Huxley (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 45% When You're in Love Jimmy Hudson (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 46% The Toast of New York Nick Boyd (Character) - 1937
93% 87% The Awful Truth Jerry Warriner (Character) - 1937
89% 81% Topper George Kerby (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 46% Wedding Present Charlie Mason (Character) - 1936
83% 57% Big Brown Eyes Det. Sgt. Danny Barr (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 37% The Amazing Adventure Ernest Bliss (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 65% Suzy Andre (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 45% The Last Outpost Michael Andrews (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 48% Wings in the Dark Ken Gordon (Character) - 1935
73% 47% Sylvia Scarlett Jimmy "Monk" Monkley (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet Enter Madame Gerald Fitzgerald (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 67% Thirty Day Princess Porter Madison III (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet 25% Born to Be Bad Malcolm Trevor (Character) - 1934
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 72% The Eagle and the Hawk Henry Crocker (Character) - 1933
67% 60% Alice in Wonderland Mock Turtle (Character) - 1933
92% 71% I'm No Angel Jack Clayton (Character) - 1933
92% 52% She Done Him Wrong Capt. Cummings (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gambling Ship Ace Corbin (Character) - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet Woman Accused Jeffrey Baxter (Character) - 1933
61% 70% Blonde Venus Nick Townsend (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet 44% Hot Saturday Romer Sheffield (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil and the Deep Lt. Jaeckel (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sinners in the Sun Ridgeway (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Is the Night Stephen (Character) - 1932
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madame Butterfly Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton (Character) - 1932