Sensitive, broody and introspective, Montgomery Clift was probably one of the most striking men ever to appear on screen.
Clift could express every emotion with his startling blue eyes. But his film career lasted less than 20 years. Clift made only 17 films — receiving four Oscar nominations — before his personal demons finally overtook him.
Like Marlon Brando, Clift hailed from Omaha. He made his Broadway debut at 14 in the comedy "Fly Away Home," and over the next decade, he appeared in such respected plays as Robert Sherwood's "There Shall Be No Night," Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" and Lillian Hellman's "The Searching Wind."
|1948||Best Actor||The Search||Nomination|
|1951||Best Actor||A Place in the Sun||Nomination|
|1953||Best Actor||From Here to Eternity||Nomination|
|1961||Best Supporting Actor||Judgment at Nuremberg||Nomination|