My Personal Favorites

The best way to get to know me is to know what I love about movies. The following is an alphabetical list of my favorite actors, actresses, and directors. I am aware that my list is extensive, but so is my love of movies:

Montgomery CliftFavorite Actors

 

Montgomery Clift: The Search (1948), Red River (1948), The Heiress (1949),From Here To Eternity (1953),The Misfits (1961), Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)

Daniel Day-Lewis

 

Daniel Day-Lewis: My Left Foot (1989), The Last Of The Mohicans (1992), The Age Of Innocence (1993), In The Name Of The Father (1993), The Boxer (1995), Gangs Of New York (2002), There Will Be Blood (2007), Nine (2009)

 

Clint Eastwood

 

Clint Eastwood: For A Few Dollars More (1965), Where Eagles Dare (1968), Two Mules For Sister Sara (1970), Play Misty For Me (1971), Dirty Harry (1971), High Plains Drifter (1973), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), The Gauntlet (1977), Every Which Way But Loose (1978), Escape From Alcatraz (1979), Bronco Billy (1980), Honytonk Man (1982), Pale Rider (1985), Unforgiven (1992), In The Line Of Fire (1992), A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges Of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), True Crime (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Gran Torino (2008)

Cary Grant

Cary Grant: The Awful Truth(1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Holiday (1938), His Girl Friday (1940), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Suspicion (1941), Notorious (1946), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair To Remember (1957), North By Northwest (1959), Charade (1963)

 

Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton: Sherlock Jr. (1924), The General (1927), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), The Cameraman (1928)

 

 

 

Paul Newman

 

Paul Newman: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Hustler (1961), Hud (1963), Torn Curtain (1966), Cool Hand Luke (1967), Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969), The Sting (1973), The Verdict (1982), The Color Of Money (1986), The Hudsucker Proxy (1994), Nobody’s Fool (1994), Road To Perdition (2002)

Brad PittBrad Pitt: A River Runs Through It (1992), Legends Of The Fall (1994), Seven (1995), Meet Joe Black (1998), Fight Club (1999), Spy Game (2001), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford (2007), Inglourious Basterds (2009), Moneyball (2011)

Jimmy Stewart

 

Jimmy Stewart: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939), The Shop Around The Corner (1940), The Philadelphia Story (1940), It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), Winchester ’73 (1950), Broken Arrow (1950), Harvey (1950), The Greatest Show On Earth (1952), The Naked Spur (1953), Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), Anatomy Of A Murder (1959), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), Shenandoah (1965), The Shootist (1976)

Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy:  Captains Courageous (1937), Woman Of The Year (1942), The Seventh Cross (1944), Adam’s Rib (1949), Father Of The Bride (1950), Bad Day At Black Rock (1955), Desk Set (1957), The Old Man And The Sea (1958), Judgment At Nuremberg (1961), Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967)

 

 

 

 

John Wayne: Stagecoach (1939), They Were Expendable (1945), Without Reservations (1946), Red River (1948), Fort Apache (1948), The Quiet Man (1952), The Searchers (1956), Rio Bravo (1959), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), El Dorado (1966), The War Wagon (1967), True Grit (1969), The Cowboys (1972), The Shootist (1976)

Favorite Actresses

Ingrid Bergman: Casablanca (1942), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Indiscreet (1958), Murder On The Orient Express (1974)

Penelope Cruz: All The Pretty Horses (2000), Blow (2001), Sahara (2005), Volver (2006), Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008), Broken Embraces (2009), Nine (2009)

Olivia de Havilland: Captain Blood (1935), The Adventures Of Robin Hood (1938), In This Our Life (1942), The Snake Pit (1948), The Heiress (1949),

Marlene Dietrich: Morocco (1930), Shanghai Express (1932), The Scarlet Empress (1934), The Garden Of Allah (1936), Destry Rides Again (1939), Stage Fright (1950), Witness For The Prosecution (1957), Touch Of Evil (1958), Judgment At Nuremberg (1961)

Audrey Hepburn: Roman Holiday (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Nun’s Story (1959), Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963), Paris When It Sizzles (1964), My Fair Lady (1964), How To Steal A Million (1966), Wait Until Dark (1967)

Katharine Hepburn: Morning Glory (1933), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Holiday (1938), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Woman Of The Year (1942), Adam’s Rib (1949), The African Queen (1951), Summertime (1955), Desk Set (1957), Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967), The Lion In Winter (1968), On Golden Pond (1981), Love Affair (1994)

Grace Kelly: High Noon (1952), Mogambo (1953), Dial M For Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), The Country Girl (1954), To Catch A Thief (1955)

Deborah Kerr: Black Narcissus (1947), King Solomon’s Mines (1950), Quo Vadis (1951), From Here To Eternity (1953), An Affair To Remember (1957), Separate Tables (1957), The Sundowners (1960), Marriage On The Rocks (1965)

Myrna Loy: The Thin Man (1934), Wife Vs. Secretary (1936), Libeled Lady (1936), After The Thin Man (1936), Double Wedding (1937), Another Thin Man (1939), Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941), The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946), Song Of The Thin Man (1947), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Marilyn Monroe: Asphalt Jungle (1950), Monkey Business (1952), Niagra (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), The River Of No Return (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), Let’s Make Love (1960), The Misfits (1961)

Barbara Stanwyck: Baby Face (1933), Annie Oakley (1935), The Lady Eve (1941), Meet John Doe (1941), Double Indemnity (1944), Christmas in Connecticut (1945), Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), Jeopardy (1953), Titanic (1953), Forty Guns (1957)

Elizabeth Taylor: National Velvet (1944), Father Of The Bride (1950), A Place In The Sun (1951), Ivanhoe (1952), Giant (1956), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof (1958), Cleopatra (1963), Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

Favorite Director

Woody Allen: Manhattan (1979), Broadway Danny Rose (1984), Hannah And Her Sisters (1986), New York Stories (1989), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Mighty Aphrodite (1995), Everyone Says I Love You (1996), Sweet And Lowdown (1999), Small Time Crooks (2000), Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008), Midnight In Paris (2011)

Ingmar Bergman: Crisis (1946), Summer Interlude (1951), Summer With Monika (1953), Smiles On A Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), Scenes From A Marriage (1973)

Clint Eastwood: Play Misty For Me (1971), High Plains Drifter (1973), Brezy (1973), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Bronco Billy (1978), Pale Rider (1985), Unforgiven (1992), The Bridges Of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (1997), True Crime (1999), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Letters From Iwo Jima (2006), Changeling (2008), Gran Torino (2008)

John Ford: Stagecoach (1939), Young Mr. Lincoln (1939), The Grapes Of Wrath (1940), How Green was My Valley (1941), My Darling Clementine (1946), Fort Apache (1948), She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949), The Quiet Man (1952), Mogambo (1953), Mister Roberts (1955), The Searchers (1956), The Horse Soldiers (1959), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Alfred Hitchcock: The 39 Steps (1935), The Lady Vanishes (1938), Rebecca (1940), Shadow Of A Doubt (1943), Lifeboat (1944), Spellbound (1945), Notorious (1946), Strangers On A Train (1951), Dial M For Murder (1954), Rear Window (1954), To Catch A Theif (1955), The Trouble With Harry (1955), Vertigo(1958), North By Northwest (1959), Psycho (1960), Torn Curtain (1966)

David Lean: Blithe Spirt (1945), Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), Summertime (1955), The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan’s Daughter (1970),

Martin Scorsese: New York, New York (1977), Raging Bull (1976), The Color Of Money (1986), The Last Temptation Of Christ (1987), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991), The Age Of Innocence (1993), Kundun (1997), Gangs Of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), The Departed (2006), Hugo (2011)

Billy Wilder: Double Indemnity (1944), The Lost Weekend (1945), Stalag 17 (1953), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Witness For The Prosecution (1957), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960)

William Wyler: Wuthering Heights (1939), The Letter (1940), The Little Foxes (1941), Mrs. Miniver (1942), The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946), The Heiress (1949), Roman Holiday (1953), The Big Country (1958), Ben-Hur (1959), How To Steal A Million (1966)

Fred Zinnemann: The Seventh Cross (1944), The Search (1948), Act Of Violence (1948), High Noon (1952), From Here To Eternity (1953), The Nun’s Story (1959), The Sundowners (1960), The Day Of The Jackal (1973)

I hope I didn’t forget anyone!

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