CARY GRANT (1904-1986), born Archibald Alexander Leach
The wonderful and gorgeous Cary Grant is my favourite actor - just ask any of my friends and work colleagues. They tend to tremble and shake and bring out the sharp knives whenever I mention his illustrious name. Anyway, who can blame me for my obsession.
Haven't you seen The Awful Truth (1937)? A marvelous screwball comedy; a riot from beginning to end, co-starring my favourite Cary Grant leading lady, Irene Dunne. The film also co-stars Asta, the screwball comedy dog.
Watch this and then see these other four films.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
An Affair to Remember (1957) This was a remake of the 1939 film Love Affair. Irene Dunne starred in that, alongside Charles Boyer. Many critics say that this was a superior film to the Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr version An Affair To Remember. Personally, I would have LOVED to see Irene Dunne and Cary Grant in this film - I think that would have been the perfect pairing.
North by Northwest (1950)
The Bishop's Wife (1947) Every time I watch it I start crying just that bit earlier because I know what's coming up. I'm now at the stage where I cry as the opening credits roll. Soon I'll be crying as I get the video out of its box. Oh well....
*Contributed by: "Donna Moore" Date: Sat, May 5 2001 / 20:44:55 PST
1941 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: PENNY SERENADE
1944 Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role: NONE BUT THE LONELY HEART
1969 Honorary and Other Awards: For his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues. Winner presented a Statuette.