Archibald Alexander Leach (1904-1986)

Archibald Alexander Leach
(1904-1986; Actor; a.k.a., Cary Grant)

“Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.

“I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.

“I think that making love is the best form of exercise.

“Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.

“My father used to say, ‘Let them see you and not the suit. That should be secondary.’

“My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.

To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you’re impotent. She can’t wait to disprove it.”

His early years in Bristol, England, would have been an ordinary lower-middle-class childhood except for one extraordinary event. At age nine, he came home from school one day and was told his mother had gone off to a seaside resort. The real truth, however, was that she had been placed in a mental institution, where she would remain for years, and he was never told about it (he never saw his mother again until he was in his late 20s). ~IMDB

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One Response to Archibald Alexander Leach (1904-1986)

  1. Tyler says:

    Hahaha. Wow. Harsh commentary on cross-gender awareness in relational experience. It is interesting that such philosophies, however seemingly harsh on the predictability of our own naturally-dictated tendencies, can provide practical, even if manipulative or jaded, insight on relationship with the other.

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