The lives of the saints are open to much interpretation and mystery, the Ethiopians say that Simon was crucified in Samaria. Justo Lipsio wrote that he was cut in half in Persia, Moses of Corene claims he died peacefully in Edessa, Mesopotamia while another consideration is that he visited Roman Britain and was martyred in Caistor, Lincolnshire.
I adhere to the popular account, by Justo Lipsio who detailed that he was cut in two with a saw from the groin to the crown. My decision to position my beloved Montgomery Clift in this position is capricious.
Gossip claims that Clift was haunted by the size of his penis. It’s regrettable that this accessory should be allowed to cause him such psychological discomfort as to eclipse the beauty and greatness of the man as an actor.