Matt Bomer Scores Epic Movie Role That Beats Playing Christian Grey

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matt bomer white collarMatt Bomer may not have scored the role of Christian Grey that fans were dreaming of him in, but that doesn't mean his career isn't about to take a turn for the new, different, and exciting. The White Collar star has been cast to play Hollywood icon Montgomery Clift in a film called Monty Clift, expected to capture Clift at a young age when he was working on A Place in the Sun around 1949-51.

The method actor, who was notably private and known to be BFFs with Place in the Sun co-star Elizabeth Taylor, was successful on both stage and screen. He starred most notably in classic films like A Place in the Sun and From Here to Eternity, and the world was his oyster until Clift was ruined by a car accident that left him with both physical and emotional scars he battled until he died. If that doesn't sound like material for a moving biopic, I don't know what would! And it's a huge opportunity and compliment for Bomer.

This may not be Fifty Shades of Grey, but as Deadline notes, this is definitely indicative of Bomer finally getting his due. I have a feeling not just any actor would be entrusted with the responsibility of playing Clift, as he's a true Hollywood icon. And like James Dean or Heath Ledger or any other shining star in Hollywood history who lost their life way too soon, Clift's story is one that needs to be told with the utmost respect and care. I wouldn't doubt Matt Bomer is the man for that job!

And this is awesome news for fans, too, who have been wanting to see his career take off in a big way. Make no mistake: Even though this is an indie flick, it could win him the attention and accolades he so rightfully deserves! Perhaps even more so than playing Christian ever could ...

How do you feel about Matt being cast as Monty?


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Debra Rosenfield

Both are hunks. Excellent casting.

nonmember avatar Skiwitch

I always felt that Matt is too classy for "50" even though I know he would shine in the part. I was a fan of Montgomery Clift & I adore Matt Bomer so if the writing, directing, costars, etc. are of the same calibre, it should be a big break for him. It's about time! He is one of the best looking and most talented actors of today and I expect to see great things from him. Hopefully, this will be his FIRST leading role in a big screen movie.

Tabatha Noyes

Thank God he is not Christian!

nonmember avatar Sue

Matt Bomer is way too classy, talented and gorgeous to be wasted on the Fifty movie. He will be a terrific Monty Clift. Can't wait to see the movie. Thank you for this article!

nonmember avatar pia

Montogomery Clift was the real Mr. Mercurial with way more shades than 50. He was passionate, talented, outspoken, troubled, intense, sensitive. He had relationships with both men and women. People of both genders found him sexy reagardless of his sexual preference. Matt Bomer is PERFECT for this immensely challenging role. He is even more beautiful than Monty Clift, if that's possible.

Kate Cooley

An actual acting role! Nice score!


nonmember avatar Julie

Wow well done matt good choice cannot wait for this movie

nonmember avatar Clarity

There is no one in show business today with Matt's combination of looks, talent, class and intellect, that's a given. Thank god he declined 50! This role is for a real actor, not like a green screen Man of Steel or bad Mommy porn like CG. Leave those to the lesser talents in the business. After The Normal Heart and Monty, Matt will be recognized for the uber talent he is.

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