Montgomery Clift’s Oscar-Nominated Performances

Today marks what would have been the 99th birthday of Montgomery Clift, an actor I’ve long admired since taking a deep dive into classic Hollywood films. While one of the more prolific stars of his time, Clift feels underrated as an actor, especially in conversation with his contemporaries like Marlon Brando and James Dean, and…

Sidney Poitier in The Defiant Ones (1958)

Today the great Sidney Poitier hits a milestone birthday, as the legendary star┬áturns 90 years old. The actor helped pave the way for black actors in getting roles more worthy of their talent, instead of being cast in subservient roles as had been done too often prior to his screen debut in 1950’s No Way…