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501 Movie Stars

501 Movie Stars
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Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Meryl Streep, James Dean, Anna Magnani, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Cary Grant, Marcello Mastroianni, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Angelina Jolie, and hundreds more larger-than-life film stars have captured the collective imagination of millions of movie fans around the world. Now, 501 Movie Stars pays homage to these pop culture idols with absorbing essays that describe each star’s work, influences, and legacy. Each entry also includes the actor’s filmography to date, descriptions of productive alliances with directors and other actors, famous cameos, stylistic innovations, and the many other details that contributed to making these actors unforgettable stars. Entries are listed chronologically by birth date, with movie stills and portrait photos accompanying each star’s entry. The entries vary in length, with the most influential stars receiving up to six pages. Collected here in succinct, information-packed biographical sketches are the lives and careers behind the most widely recognized faces of the past hundred years.

Includes profiles for: Isabelle Adjani -- Lauren Bacall -- Warren Beatty -- Ingrid Bergman -- Cate Blanchett -- Humphrey Bogart -- Clara Bow -- Marlon Brando -- Richard Burton -- Michael Caine -- George Clooney -- Sean Connery -- Tom Cruise -- Tony Curtis -- Matt Damon -- Bette Davis -- Robert De Niro -- James Dean -- Judi Dench -- Catherine Deneuve -- Gérard Depardieu -- Johnny Depp -- Leonardo DeCaprio -- Marlene Dietrich -- Michael Douglas -- Mia Farrow -- Henry Fonda -- Harrison Ford -- Jodie Foster -- Jean Gabin -- Clark Gable -- Greta Garbo -- Lillian Gish -- Cary Grant -- Katharine Hepburn -- Anthony Hopkins -- Isabelle Huppert -- William Hurt -- Grace Kelly -- Charles Laughton -- Vivien Leigh -- Sophia Loren -- Peter Lorre -- John Malkovich -- Marcello Mastroianni -- Steve McQueen -- Marilyn Monroe -- Paul Newman -- Jack Nicholson -- Laurence Olivier -- Al Pacion -- Gwyneth Paltrow -- Gregory Peck -- Michelle Pfeiffer -- Brad Pitt -- Sidney Poitier -- Robert Redford -- Vanessa Redgrave -- Jean Seberg -- Barbara Stanwyck -- Rod Steiger -- James Stewart -- Meryl Streep -- Donald Sutherland -- Jessica Tandy -- Elizabeth Taylor -- Spencer Tracy -- John Travolta -- Lana Turner -- Peter Ustinov -- Rudolph Valentino -- Christopher Walken -- Denzel Washington -- John Wayne -- Sigourney Weaver -- Mae West -- Gene Wilder -- Robin Williams -- Kate Winslett -- Natalie Wood and more


Product ID: 501346
Category: Entertainment
Supporting language: English
Platforms/media types: Printed Matter
Hardcover w/jacket / 640 Pages / 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 / 2008