Oscars Film Friday: Cary Grant in 'None But The Lonely Heart' directed by Clifford Odets

By Daniel S Levine,
Counting down to the Oscars...

The battle against typecasting is as old as the movies are. As the most popular actor of his time, Cary Grant constantly faced it. During his early career, he struggled to get away from Mae West at Paramount. Then, he made a unique move at the time, taking a non-exclusive contract with RKO, which gave him the flexibility to work at whichever studio he wanted and pick his projects. Even then, he picked eclectic roles, from outrageous comedies like The Awful Truth to heroic adventure films like Gunga Din. However, he still had that image of the romantic leading man.

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