Humphrey Bogart is one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood history. He is best known for his portrayals of tough-guy characters in such movies as Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, Sabrina, The African Queen, The Maltese Falcon, and Key Largo. Born in 1899, Bogart started his career in the 1920s on Broadway, but made his big break in 1941 with his landmark performance in The Maltese Falcon. He went on to star in a number of classics, and garnered two Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in The African Queen and The Petrified Forest.
Bogart’s performances were unique and captivating; he often played characters that were smart, sly and incorruptible, even when faced with danger. In fact, many of his characters became true style icons and are still widely studied and mimicked today. He was also known for his impeccable delivery of a number of memorable lines – “Here’s looking at you, kid”, “We’ll always have Paris” and “Play it again, Sam” – and his performances are still watched and admired by millions of viewers around the world. His influence on cinema and popular culture is undeniable, and he has been honored with multiple posthumous awards – and, in 2001, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.