(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)
If fame is a product of desire and its ultimate affirmation is the movie, Cary Grant was the most desirable star of all. Some of Grant's most iconic films were made in the golden age of the Hollywood studios, and according to critic David Thomson, Grant was "the best and most important actor in the film's history."
As hinted at in Becoming Cary Grant by Mark Kidel, Grant was not easy to classify, neither on the basis of nationality, spoken language, class, gender and contemporary sexual norms – he was instead transcending in every way. When Audrey Hepburn in Charade seemingly somewhat annoyed, Grant asks, "Do you know what's wrong with you?", and then answers his own question with a big smile: "No Thing!" about him.
Created, not born. However charming it may sound, it does not mean that it is true: Not only his public persona, but also the name Cary Grant was constructed – and darkened a man who throughout his life struggled with his identity. No was Cary Grant – not even Cary Grant. Archie Leach was a "no one would ever pay to see." Few Hollywood stars have embodied the very constructed nature of fame. . .
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