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Humphrey Bogart

American film and stage actor Website

Approval Rate: 78%

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    Thu Sep 17 2009

    Loved the young Bogart in the gangster films. Didn't like him when he got older.

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    Wed Oct 22 2008

    one of the best actors of all time- loved him in 'The Caine Mutiny'.

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    Sun Apr 20 2008

    Humphrey Bogart waited a long time to be a star. And he didn't always play a tough guy but that happened to be what we most remember him for. Watch "Key Largo" with Edward G. Robinson for something a bit different. He was terrific in "The African Queen", "The Maltese Falcon", "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" and many others.

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    Sat Sep 23 2006

    Though Humphrey Bogart was featured in some of the greatest movies in history (e.g. "The Maltese Falcon" and "Casablanca"), he was never quite a 5-star actor in my book. "Falcon" is one of my favorite films due to the complexities of his character and I studied it in college, but Bogie's distinctive voice sometimes irritated me (hence the loss of a star). Humphrey DeForest Bogart was born December 25, 1899 in New York City and died January 14, 1957 of cancer in Los Angeles.

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    Wed Aug 02 2006

    One of the best ever.

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    Sat Apr 15 2006

    his guy is a LOSER. I mean class a LOSER

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    Fri Dec 30 2005

    He is the best actor ever!

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    Mon Dec 12 2005

    I liked him but looking back on his films, he always played the same tough guy type.

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    Fri Nov 25 2005

    Great, great everyman actor with a resume of excellent films. He wasn't leading man handsome but instead always brought a lived in feel to his characters, whether it was tough guy detective Sam Spade, world weary mercinary Rick Blaine or the aging, cynical, but ultimately caring agent in the Barefoot Contessa.

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    Sat Apr 30 2005

    A great man- and a great American actor. My fav- The Caine Mutiny- but most everything he did was incredible.

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    Fri Apr 01 2005

    I have not seen too many of Humphrey Bogarts movies.He was great in The African Queen and won a much deserved oscar.I think that this was my favorite Bogart movie.He was also great in the The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.He is a very convincing actor. The only movie I have seen that I did not like to see him in was Sabrina. I got the feeling that he felt uncomfortable in this movie.

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    Tue Jan 25 2005

    When I was growing up, I only saw Bogart as a sort of cultural stereotype. It was only as an adult that I watched his movies and realized what a truly great actor he was. If you doubt that, catch him in Treasure of Sierra Madre (his best, in my opinion) or African Queen. The best example I can think of as to why these actors from yesteryear were called Stars.

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    Wed Nov 24 2004

    Greatest actor ever.

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    Wed Aug 25 2004

    One of the real greats

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    Thu Jul 29 2004

    By far an actor light years ahead of his time. One can't help but be glued to the TV when a Bogart film is on.

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    Wed Apr 28 2004

    I've seen Humphrey in Sabrina with Audrey Hepburn and I just recently caught him in Casablanca with Ingrid Bergman. Humphrey possesses a swave, dimure, coolness about him on screen. He barely makes any effort with his facial expressions and his body language is not something that I would say speaks volumes and yet still he seems so effective and you can't seem to take your eyes off him, you feel your going to miss something if you do as he draws his viewers in. Hes definitely got the magic x-factor without a doubt as I don't know any actor today that can even be compared to Humphrey Bogart not even in their style of acting.

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    Wed Apr 21 2004

    One of the greatest actors in some of the greatest films ever.

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    Thu Apr 15 2004

    You know people have accused other actors of not really acting but just playing the same character. Lets face it Bogart did play the same character in every picture. I don't really get Casablanca, but I did like We're No Angels. Some of the films he did with Jimmy Cagney were good but I can't see giving him 5*.

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    Wed Feb 25 2004

    A personal favorite. Not particularly handsome but one heck of an actor. While he was sensational in Casablanca, my favorite Bogey movie is The Caine Mutiny. Having read the book several times (its great), Borgart's portrayal of Captain Queeg is compelling and without flaw. I really can't name a Bogard movie where I wasn't impressed. Died too young.

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    Mon Nov 17 2003

    We'll always have Bogart//

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    Mon Oct 20 2003

    Here's looking at you, kid

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    Fri Oct 17 2003

    Mostly a Bogey fan because of Casablanca, though I did see a couple of films he did with Lauren Bacall. The Reluctant Hero, which makes him a classic.

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    Sat Jul 12 2003

    humphrey bogart is an unbelievable actor. He is the ultimate representation of cynicism in film characters. Like in his line from Casablanca "I stick my neck out for nobody. Bogie would be the anti-thesis to my favorite actor Jimmy Stewert whose characters are well trusted and loved while his are hated and not trusting. His works in the 1930's were good when he was playing bad guys and the second banana characters to Bette Davis, James Cagney, and Edward G. Robinson in films like Dead End, Angel's with Dirty Faces, Dark Victory, Petrified Forrest, and Bullets on Barrots, but it wasn't until the 1940's when he was reaching middle-age Warner Brothers started to make him the top-billed actor in his films did he become the legend that he is and get the acclaim and roles that he deserved. His works in the 1940's are maybe the greatest decade any actor has had and the stuff that dreams are made of and his stuff from the 1950's aren't too shabby either. His best works from the 40's are High ... Read more

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    Sat Jun 21 2003

    Bogart was the man! He was always great especially in the African Queen.

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    Mon Jun 16 2003

    Named the #1 actor of all time by AFI, I can't say he didn't deserve it.

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    Tue Jun 03 2003

    He was one of the first Hollywood actors who was able to convey a modern feel. He was perfect was the world-weary, slightly downcast but independent hero of ethics and quiet bearing. He was not too swift at comedy in general, but that was not his metier. He was very convincing as the heavy, as well. He had the look and feel that was well suited to the noir tradition, and this is where he did his best work. Bogart aged well as an actor and was able to bring new color and valence to his roles as got older. Iconic figure in our popular culture: hangdog, silently suffering older man in the trenchcoat, smoking a cigarette and moodily gazing into the distance as he thinks or dreams of something/somewhere else...

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    Fri Apr 25 2003

    Duke Mantee in 'Petrified Forest". Unforgetable!

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    Fri Jan 17 2003

    To bad he smoked. Maybe he would still be around.

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    Thu Oct 31 2002

    A true legend in any sense of the word. African Queen and Casablanca's great!

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    Thu Sep 26 2002

    I don't understand how Bogart could even get terrible at all. He puts the class in classic. Who else could create the rat pack?

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    Sun Dec 30 2001

    Surprisingly versatile, and believable in every film I've seen with him.

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    Sat Oct 20 2001

    Why isnt humphrey number one. He surpasses the skill of all clasic and contemporary actors. Sustained wound in a war which made half of his mouth paralyzed. casablanca is definitely his best. African queen is nowhere close. can play a lover or a tough guy and often both.

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    Tue Oct 09 2001

    He's by far one of the best actors. "It's a Wonderful Life" is an example of his superb acting.

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    Mon Oct 08 2001

    Something about him always reminded me of Huckleberry Hound. Okay, well, I did start to see him in movies at about the same time in my childhood that I was really into Hanna-Barbera cartoons. In spite of his hangdog look it was easy to see that Bogart was a good actor. Mostly cast in serious, dramatic parts, he could still be very funny at times. I especially enjoyed him paired with Katherine Hepburn in "The African Queen".

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    Sat Sep 22 2001

    Bogie was the best.No one else comes close.He played villians,good guys and edgy anti-heros and did it all with his own style. He looked like the origional tough guy but even played comedy with flair and ease.There will never be another Bogie..he was one of a kind.

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    Tue Jul 10 2001

    Other than Cary Grant, no other actor compares with Bogart. Movies like The Big Sleep, Sabrina, Key Largo, and The African Queen demonstrate his range and talent as an actor.

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    Sat Jun 30 2001

    Humphrey Bogart was truly an american original. Nobody looked like him, he wasn't a great looking man but he could still play a convincing romantic lead. Nobody sounded like him, just try and say "Play it again Sam" without using Bogart's voice. It just doesn't have the same meaning. Nobody could smoke a cigarette and make it seem so cool, even though we know it killed him. I have tried to watch all of his movies. There have been many great ones that he made better, and there are some that were not so great, but his performance was always superb.

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    Fri May 18 2001

    Humphrey Bogart was a thoroughly entertaining actor who has left us a rich legacy of strong character parts.

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    Fri May 04 2001

    Bogart commands your respect and attention on the same scale as Tracy and Cagney! Sure he was great in Casablanca (A film I think to be overrated!), but it was his portrayals of criminals (High Sierra) and detectives (The Big Sleep) that, to me, have proved to be his best. How can you not love a decent guy like his Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade or sympathize with his Roy "Mad Dog" Earle? Bogart is an icon of the American cinema and deserves all the reverence we can give him.

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    Thu Feb 01 2001

    What can you say, Boggy says it all!

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    Tue Jan 30 2001

    One of a kind.

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    Mon Jan 22 2001

    Bogart in Casablanca is a very sexy older gent who has very cool lines to say like"Of all the gin joints in all the towns (woozy skull lolls into despairing hands) and she has to walk into mine"in reference to a stunning and much younger Ingrid Bergman he once loved in Paris. The only drag line in the whole show is the fabulous Ms.B refering to Dooley Wilson as a "boy".Bogey's performance in "The African Queen" is superlatives.He's dry-humor,droll and debonair who never had the benefit of the truth about tobacco. His legend is immutable.