Edward Montgomery Clift (October 17 1920-July 23 1966) was an American film and stage actor. The New York Times' obituary noted his portrayal of 'moody, sensitive young men'. He often played outsiders, often 'victim-heroes'. Examples include the social climber in George Stevens's A Place in the Sun, the anguished Catholic priest in Hitchcock's I Confess, the doomed regular soldier Robert E. Lee Prewitt in Fred Zinnemann's From Here to Eternity, and the Jewish GI bullied by antisemites in Edward Dmytryk's The Young Lions. Later, after a disfiguring car crash in 1956, and alcohol and prescription drug abuse, he became erratic.
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