Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men.<ref>McMann 1996, p. 271, n. 13. Note: Although Grant's baptismal record records his middle name as "Alec", it is "Alexander" on his birth certificate. </ref>
Grant was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. Noted particularly for his work in comedy but also for drama, Grant's best-known films include The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gunga Din (1939), The Philadelphia Story (1940), His Girl Friday (1940), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959) and Charade (1963).
Nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor, for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944), and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, Grant was continually passed over, and in 1970 was given an Honorary Oscar at the 42nd Academy Awards. Frank Sinatra presented Grant with the award, "for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues".<ref>"Oscar." carygrant.net. Retrieved: October 22, 2012.</ref><ref>"Cary Grant: Honorary Oscar." Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved: October 22, 2012.</ref> Template:TOC limit
Early life and career
Archibald Alexander Leach was born at 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield, Bristol, to Elsie Maria Kingdon (1877–1973) and Elias James Leach (1873–1935).<ref>"Elsie Kingdom." geneall.net. Retrieved: July 12, 2008.</ref><ref>Pace, Eric. "Movies' Epitome of Elegance Dies of a Stroke". The New York Times, December 1, 1986. Retrieved July 12, 2008.</ref> An only child, Leach had an unhappy upbringing, attending Bishop Road Primary School. His mother had suffered from clinical depression since the death of a previous child. Her husband placed her in a mental institution, and told his nine-year-old son only that she had gone away on a "long holiday". Believing she was dead, Grant did not learn otherwise until he was 31 and discovered her alive in a care facility.Template:R When Grant was 10, his father abandoned him after remarrying and having a baby with his new young wife.<ref>"Cary Grant's LSD Gateway to God." World Entertainment News Network (via The Sydney Morning Herald), October 18, 2011. Retrieved: October 14, 2012.</ref>
Grant was expelled from the Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol in 1918. After joining the "Bob Pender Stage Troupe", Leach performed as a stilt walker and traveled with the group to the United States in 1920 at the age of 16, on a two-year tour of the country. He was processed at Ellis Island on 28 July 1920. <ref>"The Statue of Liberty." Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. Retrieved: March 24, 2010.</ref>
When the troupe returned to the UK, he decided to stay in the U.S. and continue his stage career. Grant later became a naturalized United States citizen during World War II, on June 26, 1942, at which time he also legally changed his name from "Archibald Alexander Leach" to "Cary Grant". <ref>http://www.carygrant.net/faq.html#citizen</ref> During this time, he became a part of the vaudeville world and toured with Parker, Rand and Leach. Still using his birth name, he performed on the stage at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, in such shows as Irene (1931), Music in May (1931), Nina Rosa (1931), Rio Rita (1931), Street Singer (1931), The Three Musketeers (1931) and Wonderful Night (1931). Leach's experience on stage as a stilt walker, acrobat, juggler and mime taught him "phenomenal physical grace and exquisite comic timing" and the value of teamwork, skills which would benefit him in Hollywood.Template:R
After appearing in several musicals on Broadway under the name Archie Leach,<ref>"Cary Grant." Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved: September 8, 2011.</ref> Grant went to Hollywood in 1931.Template:R When told to change his name, he proposed "Cary Lockwood," the name of the character he had played in the Broadway show Nikki, based upon the recent film The Last Flight. He signed with Paramount Pictures, where studio bosses decided that the name "Cary" was acceptable, but that "Lockwood" was too similar to another actor's surname. Paramount gave their new actor a list of surnames to choose from, and he selected "Grant" because the initials C and G had already proved lucky for Clark Gable and Gary Cooper, two of Hollywood's biggest film stars.
Grant appeared as a leading man opposite Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus (1932), and his stardom was given a further boost by Mae West when she chose him for her leading man in two of her most successful films, She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel (both 1933).<ref>"Cary Grant biography." Encyclopedia Britannica.</ref> I'm No Angel was a tremendous financial success and, along with She Done Him Wrong, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, saved Paramount from bankruptcy. Paramount put Grant in a series of unsuccessful films until 1936, when he signed with Columbia Pictures. His first major comedy hit was when he was loaned to Hal Roach's studio for the 1937 Topper (which was distributed by MGM).
The Awful Truth (1937) was a pivotal film in Grant's career, establishing for him a screen persona as a sophisticated light comedy leading man. As Grant later wrote, "I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point." Grant is said to have based his characterization in The Awful Truth on the mannerisms and intonations of the film's director, Leo McCarey, whom he resembled physically. As writer/director Peter Bogdanovich noted, "After The Awful Truth, when it came to light comedy, there was Cary Grant and then everyone else was an also-ran."
The Awful Truth began what The Atlantic later called "what would be the most spectacular run ever for an actor in American pictures."Template:R During the next four years, Grant appeared in several classic romantic comedies and screwball comedies, including Holiday (1938), Bringing Up Baby (1938) and The Philadelphia Story (1940) (all three films opposite Katharine Hepburn) His Girl Friday (1940) with Rosalind Russell; and My Favorite Wife (1940), which reunited him with Irene Dunne, his co-star in The Awful Truth. During this time he also made the adventure films Gunga Din and Only Angels Have Wings (both 1939) and dramas Penny Serenade (1941, also with Dunne) and Suspicion (1941, the first of Grant's four collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock).
Grant remained one of Hollywood's top box-office attractions for almost 30 years.Template:R Howard Hawks said that Grant was "so far the best that there isn't anybody to be compared to him".<ref>Mast, Howard and Gerald. "Interview of Howard Hawks with Joseph McBride, in Hawks, Bringing Up Baby." New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1988, p. 260.</ref> David Thomson called him "the best and most important actor in the history of the cinema".<ref name="schwarz20070102">Schwarz, Benjamin. "Becoming Cary Grant." The Atlantic, January/February 2007. Retrieved: January 18, 2011.</ref>
Grant was a favorite of Hitchcock, who called him "the only actor I ever loved in my whole life".<ref name=NelsonN-GrantC>Nelson and Grant 1992, p. 325.</ref> Besides Suspicion, Grant appeared in the Hitchcock classics Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955) and North by Northwest (1959). Biographer Patrick McGilligan wrote that, in 1965, Hitchcock asked Grant to star in Torn Curtain (1966), only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film, Walk, Don't Run (1966); Paul Newman was cast instead, opposite Julie Andrews.<ref name=McGillianP>McGilligan 2003, pp. 663–664.</ref> Producers Broccoli and Saltzman originally sought Cary Grant for the role of James Bond in Dr. No, but discarded the idea as Grant would be committed to only one feature film, and the producers decided to go after someone who could be part of a franchise.
In the mid-1950s, Grant formed his own production company, Granart Productions, and produced a number of films distributed by Universal, such as Operation Petticoat (1959), Indiscreet (1958), That Touch of Mink (co-starring with Doris Day, 1962), and Father Goose (1964). In 1963, he appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade. His last feature film was Walk, Don't Run three years later, with Samantha Eggar and Jim Hutton.
Grant was the first actor to "go independent" by not renewing his studio contract, effectively leaving the studio system,Template:R which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every aspect of his career, at the risk of not working because no particular studio had an interest in his career long term. He decided which films he was going to appear in, he often had personal choice of the directors and his co-stars and at times even negotiated a share of the gross revenue, something uncommon at the time. Grant received more than $700,000 for his 10% of the gross for To Catch a Thief, while Hitchcock received less than $50,000 for directing and producing it.<ref name="hodgins19570610">Hodgins, Eric. "Amid Ruins of an Empire a New Hollywood Arises." Life (via Google Books), May 10, 1957, p. 146.</ref>
Grant was nominated for two Academy Awards, for Penny Serenade (1941) and None But the Lonely Heart (1944), but never won a competitive Oscar; he received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970. Accepting the Best Original Screenplay Oscar in 1965, Father Goose co-writer Peter Stone had quipped, "My thanks to Cary Grant, who keeps winning these things for other people." In 1981, Grant was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors.
Grant poked fun at himself with statements such as, "Everyone wants to be Cary Grant—even I want to be Cary Grant,"<ref>"Cary in the Sky with Diamonds." Vanity Fair, Number 600, August 2010, p. 174.</ref> sometimes elaborating, "I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point."Template:R He poked fun at himself in ad-lib lines - such as in the film His Girl Friday, saying, "I never had so much fun since Archie Leach died", and in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) a gravestone is seen bearing the name Archie Leach. According to an extremely famous story now believed to be apocryphal, after seeing a telegram from a magazine editor to his agent asking "How old Cary Grant?" Grant reportedly responded with "Old Cary Grant fine. How you?"<ref>"Old Cary Grant Fine." Time, 27 July 1962.</ref><ref>Halliwell 1988, p. 303.</ref> Template:-
Marriages, relationships and sexuality
Grant was married five times. He wed Virginia Cherrill on February 10, 1934. She divorced him on 26 March 1935, following charges that Grant had hit her. In 1942, he married Barbara Hutton, one of the wealthiest women in the world, and became a father figure to her son, Lance Reventlow. The couple was derisively nicknamed "Cash and Cary", although in an extensive prenuptial agreement Grant refused any financial settlement in the event of a divorce. After divorcing in 1945, they remained lifelong friends. Grant always bristled at the accusation that he married for money: "I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was never one of them."<ref>Hadleigh 2003, p. 238.</ref><ref> Public Record, State of California</ref>
On December 25, 1949, Grant married Betsy Drake. He appeared with her in two films. This would prove to be his longest marriage, ending on August 14, 1962. Drake introduced Grant to LSD, and in the early 1960s he related how treatment with the hallucinogenic drug — legal at the time — at a prestigious California clinic had finally brought him inner peace after yoga, hypnotism and mysticism had proved ineffective.<ref name=WhiteB>"Cary Grant Today." Saturday Evening Post, March 1978. Retrieved: June 13, 2009.</ref><ref name=McKelveyB-1984>McKelvey, Bob. "Cary Grant – Hollywood's Zany Lover Reaches 80." Detroit Free Press, January 18, 1984. Retrieved: June 13, 2009.</ref><ref name=GodfreyL>Godfrey, Lionel. Cary Grant: The Light Touch. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1981. ISBN 0-312-12309-4.</ref> Grant and Drake divorced in 1962.<ref>Public Record, The State of California</ref>
He eloped with Dyan Cannon on July 22, 1965 in Las Vegas. Their daughter, Jennifer Grant, was born prematurely on February 26, 1966. He frequently called her his "best production" and regretted that he had not had children sooner. The marriage was troubled from the beginning, and Cannon left him in December 1966, claiming that Grant flew into frequent rages and spanked her when she "disobeyed" him. The divorce, finalized in 1968, was bitter and public, and custody fights over their daughter went on for nearly 10 years.
On April 11, 1981, Grant married long-time companion Barbara Harris, a British hotel public-relations agent, who was 47 years his junior. They renewed their vows on their fifth wedding anniversary. (Fifteen years after Grant's death, Harris would marry former Kansas Jayhawks All-American quarterback David Jaynes in 2001.)<ref>Mayer, Bill. "Mayer: Sayers' Advice on Education Priceless for Today's Athletes." Lawrence Journal-World, October 5, 2003. Retrieved: August 9, 2009.</ref>
Some, including Hedda Hopper<ref>Mann 2001, p. 154.</ref> and screenwriter Arthur Laurents, have said that Grant was bisexual, the latter writing that Grant "told me he threw pebbles at my window one night but was luckless".<ref>Laurents 2001, p. 131.</ref> Grant allegedly was involved with costume designer Orry-Kelly when he first moved to Manhattan,<ref name=H&M>Higham and Moseley 1989.</ref> and lived with actor Randolph Scott off and on for 12 years. Publicity photographs of Grant and Scott taken in 1933 at their home and at the beach, especially the one where Scott is lighting Grant's cigarette, fanned the rumours.<ref>"Paper Trail: Great American Couple." The Advocate, January 5, 2009. Retrieved: June 8, 2012.</ref> Richard Blackwell wrote that Grant and Scott were "deeply, madly in love",<ref>Blackwell, Vernon Patterson. From Rags to Bitches: An Autobiography. Los Angeles: General Publishing Group Inc., 1995. ISBN 1-881649-57-1.</ref> and alleged eyewitness accounts of their physical affection have been published.<ref name=H&M /> Alexander D'Arcy, who appeared with Grant in The Awful Truth, said he knew that Grant and Scott "lived together as a gay couple", adding: "I think Cary knew that people were saying things about him. I don't think he tried to hide it."<ref name=H&M /> The two men frequently accompanied each other to parties and premieres and were unconcerned when photographs of them cozily preparing dinner together at home were published in fan magazines.<ref name=H&M /> Scotty Bowers alleged in his memoir Full Service, published in 2012, that he was a lover of both Grant and Scott.<ref>Collis, Clark. "Scotty Bowers: The Young Man Who Sold Sex to Old Hollywood." Entertainment Weekly, February 10, 2012. Retrieved: June 8, 2012.</ref>
Barbara, Grant's widow, has disputed that there was a relationship with Scott.<ref name="Jaynes-Trach"/> When Chevy Chase joked about Grant's being gay in a television interview, Grant sued him for slander; they settled out of court.<ref name=EliotM>Eliot, Marc. Cary Grant: The Biography. New York: Harmony Books, 2004. ISBN 1-4000-5026-X.</ref> However, Grant's one-time girlfriend Maureen Donaldson wrote in her 1989 memoir, An Affair to Remember: My life with Cary Grant, that Grant told her that his first two wives had accused him of being homosexual. In Chaplin's Girl, a biography of Virginia Cherrill (Grant's first wife), the writer Miranda Seymour acknowledged that Grant and Scott were only platonic friends.<ref>Louvish, Simon. "Bright Spark of the Silver Screen: Simon Louvish on the Brief But Eventful Career of a Cinema Star." The Guardian, May 9, 2009. Retrieved: June 12, 2012.</ref>
Former showgirl Lisa Medford claimed that Cary Grant wanted her to have his child, but she didn't want children, and "he was basically gay, and I wasn't in love with him."<ref>"Lisa Medford, Cary Grant: First Nude Showgirl in Vegas Tells About Relationship With Actor." The Huffington Post, June 4, 2012. Retrieved: June 12, 2012.</ref> Grant's daughter Jennifer Grant denied that her father was gay in her 2011 memoir but added that her "dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong."<ref>" 'My Father Liked Being Called Gay,' Admits Cary Grant's Daughter in New Memoir." Daily Mail, 28 April 2011. Retrieved: June 12, 2012.</ref> Jennifer's mother, Dyan Cannon, Grant's fourth wife, also denied that Grant was gay when she was promoting her memoir of Grant in 2012.<ref>"Dyan Cannon: 'Cary Grant Was Not Gay'." Starpulse.com, September 21, 2011. Retrieved: June 12, 2012.</ref> Betsy Drake, in an interview during the American Movie Classics Channel's documentary on Grant's life, was quoted as saying that "I don't know where those (the homosexuality) rumors came from. When we were married we were fucking like rabbits." <ref>AMC Documentary, The Life and Times of Cary Grant: The Man The Women Wanted and The Men Wanted To Be </ref>
Grant did not think film stars should publicly make political declarations.<ref name=JaynesBG&RT>Jaynes, Barbara Grant and Robert Trachtenberg. "PBS: Cary Grant: A Class Apart." The Washington Post, May 26, 2005. Retrieved: June 13, 2009.</ref> Grant described his politics and his reticence about them this way: Template:Quote
Throughout his life, Grant maintained personal friendships with colleagues of varying political stripes, and his few political activities seemed to be shaped by personal friendships. Repulsed by the human costs to many in Hollywood, Grant publicly condemned McCarthyism in 1953, and when his friend Charlie Chaplin was blacklisted, Grant insisted that the actor's artistic value outweighed political concerns.<ref name="nelson">Nelson, Nancy. Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best. New York: Citadel, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8065-2412-2.</ref> Grant was also a friend of the Kennedy brothers and maintained close ties with the Mankiewcz family, particularly Robert Kennedy's press secretary Frank Mankiewicz. He hosted one of Robert Kennedy's first political fundraisers at his home. He made one of his rare statements on public issues following the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, calling for gun control.<ref name="nelson"/>
In 1976, after his retirement from films, Grant made his one overtly partisan appearance in introducing his friend Betty Ford, the First Lady of the United States, at the Republican National Convention.<ref name=JaynesBG&RT /> Even in this he maintained some distance from partisanship, speaking of "your" party, rather than "ours" in his remarks.<ref name="nelson"/>
Retirement and death
Cary Grant retired from the screen at 62 when his daughter Jennifer was born, in order to focus on bringing her up and to provide a sense of permanency and stability in her life. While bringing up his daughter, he archived artifacts of her childhood and adolescence in a (bank quality) room sized vault he had installed in the house. His daughter attributed this meticulous collection to the fact that artifacts of his own childhood had been destroyed during the Luftwaffe's bombing of Bristol in the Second World War (an event that also claimed the lives of his uncle, aunt and cousin as well as the cousin's husband and grandson) and he may have wanted to prevent her from experiencing a similar loss.<ref>Grant, Jennifer. Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-26710-8.</ref>
Although Grant had retired from the screen, he remained active.
In the late 1960s, he accepted a position on the board of directors at Fabergé. By all accounts this position was not honorary, as some had assumed; Grant regularly attended meetings and his mere appearance at a product launch would almost certainly guarantee its success. The position also permitted use of a private plane, which Grant could use to fly to see his daughter wherever her mother, Dyan Cannon, was working. He later joined the boards of Hollywood Park, the Academy of Magical Arts (The Magic Castle, Hollywood, California), Western Airlines (now Delta Air Lines) and MGM.<ref name=Jaynes-Trach>Jaynes, Barbara Grant and Robert Trachtenberg. "Cary Grant: A Class Apart." Turner Classic Movies, Burbank, California: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Turner Entertainment, 2004.</ref>
He was a keen motoring enthusiast and owned many notable cars like many other Hollywood stars of the era. One of the first he owned was a 1929 Cadillac Cabriolet. His love of Cadillacs never waned and he later purchased a Biarritz Cadillac. Other cars that he owned included an MG Magnette and a Sunbeam Alpine series one roadster.
In the last few years of his life, Grant undertook tours of the United States in a one-man show, A Conversation with Cary Grant, in which he would show clips from his films and answer audience questions. Grant was preparing for a performance at the Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, on the afternoon of November 29, 1986, when he sustained a cerebral hemorrhage (he had previously suffered a stroke in October 1984). He died at 11:22 p.m.<ref name=Jaynes-Trach/> in St. Luke's Hospital at the age of 82. The bulk of his estate, worth millions of dollars, went to his fifth wife, Barbara Harris, and his daughter, Jennifer Grant.<ref>Decker, Cathleen. "Cary Grant Will Leaves Bulk of Estate to His Widow, Daughter." Los Angeles Times, December 4, 1986. Retrieved: June 8, 2012.</ref>
In 2001, a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to the harbour in his city of birth, Bristol.
In November 2005, Grant came in first in the "The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time" list by Premiere Magazine.<ref>"The 50 Greatest Movie Stars of All Time." Premiere. Retrieved: August 21, 2011.</ref> Richard Schickel, the film critic, said about Grant: "He's the best star actor there ever was in the movies."<ref>Hammond, Pete. "Remembering Cary Grant at 100." Associated Press (via CBS News), May 21, 2004. Retrieved: June 13, 2009.</ref>
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|1932||Sinners in the Sun||Ridgeway|
|1932||Singapore Sue||First Sailor||Short subject|
|1932||Merrily We Go to Hell||Charlie Baxter||UK title: Merrily We Go to _____|
|1932||Devil and the Deep||Lieutenant Jaeckel|
|1932||Blonde Venus||Nick Townsend|
|1932||Hot Saturday||Romer Sheffield|
|1932||Madame Butterfly||Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton|
|1933||She Done Him Wrong||Capt. Cummings|
|1933||The Woman Accused||Jeffrey Baxter|
|1933||The Eagle and the Hawk||Henry Crocker|
|1933||Gambling Ship||Ace Corbin|
|1933||I'm No Angel||Jack Clayton|
|1933||Alice in Wonderland||The Mock Turtle|
|1934||Thirty-Day Princess||Porter Madison III|
|1934||Born to Be Bad||Malcolm Trevor|
|1934||Kiss and Make-Up||Dr. Maurice Lamar|
|1934||Ladies Should Listen||Julian De Lussac|
|1935||Enter Madame||Gerald Fitzgerald|
|1935||Wings in the Dark||Ken Gordon|
|1935||The Last Outpost||Michael Andrews|
|1935||Sylvia Scarlett||Jimmy Monkley|
|1936||Big Brown Eyes||Det. Sgt. Danny Barr|
|1936||The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss||Ernest Bliss|| Alternative titles: Romance and Riches|
The Amazing Adventure
|1937||When You're in Love||Jimmy Hudson||UK title: For You Alone|
|1937||The Toast of New York||Nicholas "Nick" Boyd|
|1937||The Awful Truth||Jerry Warriner|
|1938||Bringing up Baby||Dr. David Huxley|
|1938||Holiday||John "Johnny" Case|
|1939||Gunga Din||Sgt. Archibald Cutter|
|1939||Only Angels Have Wings||Geoff Carter|
|1939||In Name Only||Alec Walker|
|1940||His Girl Friday||Walter Burns|
|1940||My Favorite Wife||Nick|
|1940||The Howards of Virginia||Matt Howard||UK title: The Tree of Liberty|
|1940||The Philadelphia Story||C.K. Dexter Haven|
|1941||Penny Serenade||Roger Adams||nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor|
|1942||The Talk of the Town||Leopold Dilg aka Joseph|
|1942||Once Upon a Honeymoon||Patrick "Pat" O'Toole|
|1943||Mr. Lucky||Joe Adams/Joe Bascopolous|
|1943||Destination Tokyo||Capt. Cassidy|
|1944||Once Upon a Time||Jerry Flynn|
|1944||Arsenic and Old Lace||Mortimer Brewster|
|1944||None But the Lonely Heart||Ernie Mott||nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor|
|1946||Without Reservations||himself (cameo)|
|1946||Night and Day||Cole Porter|
|1947||The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer||Dick||UK title: Bachelor Knight|
|1947||The Bishop's Wife||Dudley|
|1948||Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House||Jim Blandings|
|1948||Every Girl Should Be Married||Dr. Madison W. Brown|
|1949||I Was a Male War Bride||Capt. Henri Rochard||UK title: You Can't Sleep Here|
|1950||Crisis||Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson|
|1951||People Will Talk||Dr. Noah Praetorius|
|1952||Room for One More||George "Poppy" Rose|
|1952||Monkey Business||Dr. Barnaby Fulton|
|1953||Dream Wife||Clemson Reade|
|1955||To Catch a Thief||John Robie|
|1957||The Pride and the Passion||Anthony|
|1957||An Affair to Remember||Nickie Ferrante|
|1957||Kiss Them for Me||Cmdr. Andy Crewson|
|1958||Indiscreet||Philip Adams||nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1959||North by Northwest||Roger O. Thornhill|
|1959||Operation Petticoat||Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman||nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1960||The Grass Is Greener||Victor Rhyall, Earl||nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1962||That Touch of Mink||Philip Shayne||nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy|
|1963||Charade||Peter Joshua / Alexander Dyle / Adam Canfield / Brian Cruikshank|| nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor|
nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
|1964||Father Goose||Walter Christopher Eckland|
|1966||Walk, Don't Run||Sir William Rutland|
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- Mann, William J.. Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910–1969. New York: Viking, 2001. ISBN 0-670-03017-1.
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- McGilligan, Patrick. Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light. New York: Regan Books, 2003. ISBN 0-06-039322-X.
- Morecambe, Gary and Martin Sterling. Cary Grant: In Name Alone. London: Robson Books, 2001. ISBN 1-86105-466-1.
- Nelson, Nancy and Cary Grant. Evenings With Cary Grant: Recollections In His Own Words and By Those Who Loved Him Best. Thorndike, Maine: Thorndike Press, 1992. ISBN 1-56054-342-6.
- Russo, Vito. The Celluloid Closet: Homosexuality in the Movies [revised edition]. New York: Harper & Row, 1987. ISBN 0-06-096132-5
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