The man watches Cary Grant on
Turner Classic Movies channel
and is taken with the actor’s
looks and sophistication. After
reading about Grant’s off screen
anger and sudden out-bursts and
his verbal if not physical abuse
of female lovers, the man now
knows what it takes to be an actor.
Suave, debonair former Archibald
Alexander Leach, cockney, un-
educated kid, learned his craft
early on and lived it well, appar-
ently, except off-screen where
he was just his own insecure young-
ster abandoned early on by his mother
and an angry, dapper actor who hid
it well on camera. The man knows
what persona means — the mask the
Greeks wore when acting. Grant wore
a great persona even if it wasn’t
personal. Don’t we all to one degree
or another? We all wear a mask.
So, what’s your persona, Archibald?