Born on October 17, 1920
From Omaha, Nebraska
Montgomery Clift as "Rudolph Petersen"
In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood (Spencer Tracy) hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe (Maximilian Schell), but also from the widow of a Nazi general (Marlene Dietrich), an idealistic U.S. Army captain (William Shatner) and reluctant witness Irene Wallner (Judy Garland).
|Academy Award (1961)||Nominated||Actor in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1961)||Nominated||Foreign Actor|
|Golden Globe (1961)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|
Montgomery Clift as "Pvt. Robert E. Lee Prewitt"
At an Army barracks in Hawaii in the days preceding the attack on Pearl Harbor, lone-wolf soldier and boxing champion "Prew" Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) refuses to box, preferring to play the bugle instead. Hard-hearted Capt. Holmes (Philip Ober) subjects Prew to a grueling series of punishments while, unknown to Holmes, the gruff but fair Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) engages in a clandestine affair with the captain's mistreated wife (Deborah Kerr).
|Academy Award (1953)||Nominated||Actor|
Montgomery Clift as "George Eastman"
In this classic version of Theodore Dreiser's novel "An American Tragedy," George Eastman (Montgomery Clift), the nephew of a wealthy industrialist, is excluded from high society and given a blue-collar job at his uncle's factory. While ascending the ranks of the company, George becomes romantically involved with co-worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters). However, when he is introduced to socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor), he quickly falls for her, leading to a tragic love triangle.
|Academy Award (1951)||Nominated||Actor|
Montgomery Clift as "Ralph Stevenson"
After surviving a Nazi concentration camp in Germany, Karel (Ivan Jandl), a young Czech boy, is determined to reunite with his mother, Hannah (Jarmila Novotna), holding out hope that she is still alive. Karel is befriended by an American soldier, Ralph Stevenson (Montgomery Clift), who teaches him English phrases and even considers bringing him back to the United States. However, nothing can deter Karel from looking for Hannah, who is also desperately searching for him.
|Academy Award (1948)||Nominated||Actor|