getting to know me meme —> favorite films [03/12] THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
film meme » seven actors [3/7]: Cary Grant
"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can."
The Philadelphia Story was shot in eight weeks, and required no retakes. During the scene where James Stewart hiccups when drunk, you can see Cary Grant looking down and grinning. Since the hiccup wasn’t scripted, Grant was on the verge of breaking out laughing and had to compose himself quickly. James Stewart thought of hiccuping in the drunk scene himself, without telling Cary Grant. When he began hiccuping, Grant turned to Stewart saying, “Excuse me.” The scene required only one take.
Most popular movies: Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, North by Northwest & An Affair to Remember
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The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Happy 109th Birthday, Cary Grant
(January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986)
“Everyone tells me I’ve had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it’s been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.”
Archibald Alexander Leach, a.k.a. Cary Grant || January 18th, 1904 - November 29th, 1986
“Cary was a subtle blend of elegance, sensitivity, poise, and charm, wrapped a soul filled with wit, generosity, and concern for others.”
-Prince Albert of Monaco
“He was extraordinarily sensitive. He watched out for himself but never to the point where he stepped on anyone else. That’s unusual. I’ve been lucky enough to work with seven or eight really top actors, and it’s a pleasure when you get one like Cary. He was so professional he seemed to have three or four heads working at the same time.”
“Even when he was laughing and having fun and making jokes, which he was excellent at, there was still this remoteness; there was still this keeping something a secret. Cary was a devout believer in keeping to and following the kind of image that you have built up. He always kept Cary Grant.”