Spencer Tracy was often cited by his contemporaries
as the best actor in films. Over thirty years after his death
he remains unparalleled in his craft.
Tracy portrayed characters with such naturalness, such ease, that you almost forget you are watching a performance - he simply is the man he is playing. In an era when movie stars found their niches and repeated their popular roles with only minor changes, Tracy ranged from sportswriter, convict or patriarch to war hero, fisherman, judge or priest. He could be hilarious in comedy, frightening in anger, tender in love scenes. In a total of 75 films spanning a 37-year career, Spencer Tracy could do it all, and he did it better than anyone else before or since.
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