Humphrey Bogart is the unlikely leading man who turned his brooding, cynical, and quietly vulnerable persona into one of the most iconic personalities in film history. His strength of character and fierce intellect combine to create an undeniable sexuality, as subtle as his smile. Born in New York on Christmas day, 1899, Bogart got his start in film during the great depression, when theater lost funding. He made a name for himself as a character actor, playing gangsters in films like Angels with Dirty Faces (1938). It wasn’t until films such as High Sierra and The Maltese Falcon that Bogart broke out of his typecast and became a leading man in his own right. Though he was married four times, he is most famously linked to Lauren Bacall, who he considered the great love of his life. She was only 19 (he was 45), when they fell in love on the set of To Have and Have Not (1944). Bogart’s legacy will live on in his films, which will have women lusting after his dark, mysterious aspect until the end of time. Credits include: The Harder They Fall (1956), The Desperate Hours (1955), The Left Hand of God (1955),
The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Sabrina (1954) (Academy Award), The Caine Mutiny (1954), Battle Circus (1953), The African Queen (1951), Sirocco (1951), In a Lonely Place (1950), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Dark Passage (1947), The Big Sleep (1946), To Have and Have Not (1944), Casablanca (1942), Across the Pacific (1942), The Maltese Falcon (1941), The Wagons Roll at Night (1941), High Sierra (1941), They Drive by Night (1940).