I’m listening to Rob Lowe’s book Stories I Only Tell My Friends on my commute and Lowe tells a funny story about going to Grant’s house during the time he dated Grant’s daughter with Dyan Cannon, Jennifer Grant. It involved Cary Grant giving Rob Lowe a case of soap on the rope and was quite funny. Hearing this story reminded me of how much I like Cary Grant’s movies and am passing on my admiration for him to you. I was born in the wrong decade when it comes to pop culture interests, because as with so much of my life, my love for movies of the past is definitely far greater than anything made recently. If I could invite a group of celebrities, dead or alive, to a dinner party, I would most definitely have Cary Grant on the guest list.
If you’ve never seen Cary Grant in one of his many classic Hollywood films, you’re missing out. Run over to Netflix where you can stream a few of his films, including Charade, with Audrey Hepburn, which is quite good.
To me, Cary Grant is the epitome of Hollywood at its best- good looking, well-rounded actor with a long career and perhaps the most handsome looks around. He starred in some of the biggest, most well-known movies in the 30s and 40s. He was the ultimate leading man.
Favorites of mine include: North by Northwest, The Philadelphia Story, To Catch a Thief, and Bringing Up Baby. But nothing compares to his amazing performance in An Affair to Remember with Deborah Kerr. Seriously one of the best films of all time.