Humphrey Bogart

Highest Rated: 100% The Harder They Fall (1956)
Lowest Rated: 60% Road to Bali (1952)
Birthday: Dec 25, 1899
Birthplace: New York City, New York
The quintessential tough guy, Humphrey Bogart remains one of Hollywood's most enduring legends and one of the most beloved stars of all time. While a major celebrity during his own lifetime, Bogart's appeal has grown almost exponentially in the years following his death, and his inimitable onscreen persona -- hard-bitten, cynical, and enigmatic -- continues to cast a monumental shadow over the motion picture landscape. Sensitive yet masculine, cavalier yet heroic, his ambiguities and contradictions combined to create a larger-than-life image which remains the archetype of the contemporary antihero. Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born December 25, 1899, in New York City. Upon expulsion from Andover, Massachusetts' Phillips Academy, he joined the U.S. Navy during World War I, serving as a ship's gunner. While roughhousing on the vessel's wooden stairway, he tripped and fell, a splinter becoming lodged in his upper lip; the result was a scar as well as partial paralysis of the lip, resulting in the tight-set mouth and lisp that became among his most distinctive onscreen qualities. (For years his injuries were attributed to wounds suffered in battle, although the splinter story is now more commonly accepted.) After the war, Bogart returned to New York to accept a position on Broadway as a theatrical manager; beginning in 1920, he also started appearing onstage, but earned little notice within the performing community. In the late '20s, Bogart followed a few actor friends who had decided to relocate to Hollywood. He made his first film appearance opposite Helen Hayes in the 1928 short The Dancing Town, followed by the 1930 feature Up the River, which cast him as a hard-bitten prisoner. Warner Bros. soon signed him to a 550-dollars-a-week contract, and over the next five years he appeared in dozens of motion pictures, emerging as the perfect heavy in films like 1936's The Petrified Forest, 1937's Dead End, and 1939's The Roaring Twenties. The 1939 tearjerker Dark Victory, on the other hand, offered Bogart the opportunity to break out of his gangster stereotype, and he delivered with a strong performance indicative of his true range and depth as a performer. The year 1941 proved to be Bogart's breakthrough year, as his recent success brought him to the attention of Raoul Walsh for the acclaimed High Sierra. He was then recruited by first-time director John Huston, who cast him in the adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon; as gumshoe Sam Spade, Bogart enjoyed one of his most legendary roles, achieving true stardom and establishing the archetype for all hardboiled heroes to follow. A year later he accepted a lead in Michael Curtiz's romantic drama Casablanca. The end result was one of the most beloved films in the Hollywood canon, garnering Bogart his first Academy Award nomination as well as an Oscar win in the Best Picture category. Bogart then teamed with director Howard Hawks for his 1944 adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not, appearing for the first time opposite actress Lauren Bacall. Their onscreen chemistry was electric, and by the time they reunited two years later in Hawks' masterful film noir The Big Sleep, they had also married in real life. Subsequent pairings in 1947's Dark Passage and 1948's Key Largo cemented the Bogey and Bacall pairing as one of the screen's most legendary romances. His other key relationship remained his frequent collaboration with Huston, who helmed 1948's superb The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. In Huston, Bogart found a director sympathetic to his tough-as-nails persona who was also capable of subverting that image. He often cast the actor against type, to stunning effect; under Huston's sure hand, he won his lone Oscar in 1951's The African Queen.Bogart's other pivotal director of the period was Nicholas Ray, who helmed 1949's Knock on Any Door and 1950's brilliant In a Lonely Place for the star's production company Santana. After reuniting with Huston in 1953's Beat t


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Tcm Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event Encore Actor 2012
No Score Yet Biography: Humphrey Bogart - Behind the Legend Actor 2006
No Score Yet D-Day Remembered Actor 2004
No Score Yet The Fabulous '50s Actor 2002
No Score Yet Best of Film Noir Actor 2000
No Score Yet Bacall on Bogart Actor 1988
No Score Yet Dealers in Death: Murder and Mayhem in America Actor 1984
100% The Harder They Fall Eddie Willis 1956
No Score Yet The Left Hand of God Jim Carmody 1955
83% The Desperate Hours Glenn Griffin 1955
No Score Yet We're No Angels Joseph 1955
92% Sabrina Linus Larrabee 1954
92% The Caine Mutiny Capt. Queeg 1954
No Score Yet The Love Lottery Himself 1954
100% The Barefoot Contessa Harry Dawes 1954
73% Beat the Devil Producer Billy Dannreuther 1953
No Score Yet Battle Circus Maj. Jed Webbe 1953
No Score Yet Deadline - U.S.A. Ed Hutcheson 1952
60% Road to Bali Charlie Allnut 1952
98% The African Queen Charlie Allnut 1951
88% The Enforcer Dist. Atty. Martin Ferguson 1951
No Score Yet Sirocco Harry Smith 1951
97% In a Lonely Place Dixon Steele 1950
No Score Yet Hollywood Without Makeup Actor 1950
No Score Yet Chain Lightning Lt. Col. Matthew "Matt" Brennan 1950
No Score Yet Tokyo Joe Joseph 'Joe' Barrett 1949
70% Knock on Any Door Andrew Morton 1949
100% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre Fred C. Dobbs 1948
97% Key Largo Frank McCloud 1948
93% Dark Passage Vincent Parry 1947
No Score Yet The Two Mrs. Carrolls Geoffrey Carroll 1947
67% Dead Reckoning Capt. 'Rip' Murdock 1947
97% The Big Sleep Philip Marlowe 1946
No Score Yet Conflict Richard Mason 1945
97% To Have and Have Not Harry Morgan 1944
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Jean Matrac 1944
100% Sahara Sgt. Joe Gunn 1943
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Specialty 1943
No Score Yet Action in the North Atlantic Lt. Joe Rossi 1943
97% Casablanca Rick Blaine 1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific Richard Leland 1942
100% All Through the Night Gloves Donahue 1941
100% The Maltese Falcon Sam Spade 1941
No Score Yet The Wagons Roll At Night Nick Coster 1941
94% High Sierra Roy Earle 1941
96% They Drive by Night Paul Fabrini 1940
No Score Yet Brother Orchid Jack Buck 1940
No Score Yet It All Came True Grasselli/Chips Maguire 1940
No Score Yet Virginia City John Murrell 1940
No Score Yet Invisible Stripes Chuck Martin 1939
No Score Yet The Return of Doctor X Dr. Maurice Xavier/Marshall Quesne 1939
86% Dark Victory Michael O'Leary 1939
No Score Yet The Oklahoma Kid Whip McCord 1939
100% The Roaring Twenties George Hally 1939
No Score Yet King of the Underworld Joe Gurney 1939
No Score Yet The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse 'Rocks' Valentine 1938
No Score Yet Men Are Such Fools Harry Galleon 1938
No Score Yet Crime School Mark Braden 1938
No Score Yet Swing Your Lady Ed Hatch 1938
100% Angels with Dirty Faces James Frazier 1938
No Score Yet Racket Busters John `Czar' Martin 1938
No Score Yet Stand-In Douglas Quintain 1937
89% Dead End Baby Face Martin 1937
No Score Yet San Quentin Joe 'Red' Kennedy 1937
No Score Yet Kid Galahad Turkey Morgan 1937
No Score Yet The Great O'Malley John Phillips 1937
No Score Yet Black Legion Frank Taylor 1937
100% Marked Woman David Graham 1937
No Score Yet Isle of Fury Valentine 'Val' Stevens 1936
No Score Yet Bullets or Ballots 'Bugs' Fenner 1936
100% The Petrified Forest Duke Mantee 1936
No Score Yet China Clipper Actor 1936
No Score Yet Call It Murder Garboni 1934
No Score Yet Three on a Match Harve the Mug 1932
No Score Yet Love Affair Jim Leonard 1932
No Score Yet Up the River Steve Jordan 1930