Archibald Alexander Leach created the stage name Cary Grant and it seems that he even wanted to be Cary Grant as well. The title of this blog post is a quote from the great man himself. He was born in Bristol, England but later in his life once he reached the Hollywood leading man status he gained American citizenship.
He was nominated twice for an Academy Award but only ever won an honorary Oscar. Grant has often been voted the greatest movie star of all time – if not coming first he is very near the top. His charisma and on-screen presence really was just incredible, he had a brilliant charm and manner that it was impossible not to love him.
This month’s LAMB Acting School features Cary Grant, who I list as one of my favorite actors. He had an incredible on screen presence and really was something else. We don’t see actors like Grant anymore, or even see characters like he played. They were always so charming and obviously he was so handsome.
Top 10: Movie Characters I Would Like To Be For The Day (to be his love interest!)
Well I stumbled across a post on My Filmviews blog titled Which Movie Character Would You Like To Be For The Day and decided to follow suit and complete my top 10 of movie characters I would like to be for the day. Putting this list together didn’t really take too long at all. Especially as most of the characters come from my favorite films.
I tried not to be shallow and pick characters based on their leading man . . . but I think that failed with some of the choices but I mean that had to be a coincident. I honestly didn’t do it on purpose! Yes a few of them are musical characters, maybe that’s because I am tone-deaf!
I was very excited and happy when I first saw the new Sky Movies magazine when I came across a Cary Grant week which was going to take place in October. Well that week is almost upon us and I will have Sky+ working hard with recording all of the Cary Grant movies which will be shown. While I adore Cary Grant I have only seen him in two movies, so really need to catch up.
Schedule for next week:
Mon 19th Notorious
Tue 20th To Catch A Thief
Wed 21st Indiscreet
Thu 22nd Houseboat
Fri 23rd Operation Petticoat
Sat 24th Charade
Sun 25th Father Goose
I was quite shocked to see that one of my favorite films is not in the list “An Affair to Remember”. But any way I am very excited to watch all of these movies, so next week is going to be Cary Grant reviews week as well.
So yesterday I went on a nice day trip to New York. I went to see Wicked on Broadway and was incredible, I had the best seat 10 rows from the front and right in the centre.
I also went up the Empire State Building as it was a lovely day (plus I love that because of An Affair to Remember).
Also took random pictures of shops because of SATC haha.
Will post some pictures soon !!!
One of my most favorite movies, because it is just so romantic and lovely. Without even having a kiss between the two main characters. Its old fashioned in every sense, but I am sure it was quite shocking at the time. Two people who were engaged to someone else meeting and falling in love on a boat (and probably more . . . but you do not see this on screen, you can make your own mind up on that). But watching it now it just screams niceness and how you would just love things to work out.
As it is Valentine’s day I decided to do my top 25 Romantic Movies. With the best romantic moments and quotes from this selection of my favorites.