“He was an extremely hard-working actor. He’d always pretend that he wasn’t, that he didn’t give a damn, but that wasn’t true. One day I said to him, “Bogie, you’re just a great big phony.” He put his finger to his lips and grinned at me. “Sure,” he said, “but don’t tell anyone.” –Howard Hawks

“To put it simply: There was no bunk about Bogie. He was a man.” –Katharine Hepburn

“He was endowed with the greatest gift a man can have – talent. The whole world came to recognize it. With the years he became increasingly aware of the dignity of his profession - Actor, not Star. Himself he never took seriously – his work, most seriously. He regarded the somewhat gaudy figure of Bogart, the Star, with amused cynicism; Bogart the actor he held in great respect. He is quite irreplaceable.” –John Huston 

Happy Birthday Humphrey DeForest Bogart! (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957)


Humphrey DeForest Bogart

(December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957)

“I’m not good-looking. I used to be but not any more…. What I have got is I have character in my face. It’s taken an awful lot of late nights and drinking to put it there. When I go to work in a picture, I say, ‘Don’t take the lines out of my face. Leave them there.’”