The chiseled leading man had a troubled career and life. In a piece on The Hairpin titled "The Long Suicide of Montgomery Clift," writer Anne Helen Petersen explains the troubled life he had, the many ups and downs in his career and personal life. She also touches on the fact that, although Clift was cast with sexy ladies in Westerns, he was having steamy off-screen love affairs with the dudes, such as John Ireland, who played Cherry Valance in Red River (watch the gay clip below):
Don't forget that he starred opposite Liz Taylor A Place in the Sun and they had a lifelong friendship. So the big question: Who is going to play Liz? You want to see how great they were together as BFFs?