Montgomery Clift would’ve celebrated his 98th birthday on October 17, 2018. The iconic actor gave only a small number of onscreen performances before his untimely death in 1966 at the age of 45. Yet several of those titles remain classics. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

10. SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959)
“Suddenly, Last Summer” is the kind of lurid blending of homosexuality and cannibalism that only Tennessee Williams could conceive. Clift plays a psychiatrist summoned by the wealthy Mrs. Venable (Katharine Hepburn) to lobotomize her niece (Elizabeth Taylor), who harbors a terrible secret about the death of her cousin, Sebastian. Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz films this disturbing material as explicitly as the censors would allow,.

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