Author: Steven Jay Schneider (Editor)
Translator: Ji-in Jeong
Publisher: Maronie Books
Hardcover | 640 pages | 210*160mm
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About This Book
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.
From Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep, from Charlie Chaplin to Clint Eastwood, this book celebrates the larger-than-life movie stars who have captured the collective imagination, inspired millions of fans across the world, and gained immortality through their performances both on and off the screen.
From the team behind the best-selling 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 501 Movie Stars is a comprehensive guide to the brightest lights in cinema history. Lavishly illustrated with portraits, film stills, and behind-the-scenes shots, and bursting with engrossing facts, this volume is indispensable to film students, moviegoers, and lovers of popular culture alike. Each star receives at least a full-page entry, complete with a critical selection of Top Takes, trademarks, and all the off-screen action.
Meet the members of the original Rat Pack, a drinking club founded by hell-raiser and Oscar winner Humphrey Bogart. Who was the mystery woman dressed in black who laid flowers on silent-screen icon Rudolph Valentino's grave every year on the anniversary of his death? Read about Elizabeth Taylor's eight marriages and River Phoenix's tragic early demise, together with a plethora of fascinating off-screen romances that have been fueled by on-screen chemistry. Screen legends of time gone by rub shoulder with emerging talent, Hollywood meets Bollywood, and the stars of blockbusters collide with theater actors.
Written by an international team of film critics, film historians, and journalists, this is a complete biography of the last century's stars of the silver screen. Whether you read it from cover to cover or dip into it from time to time, 501 Move Stars will inspire, intrigue, and amuse . . . and continue to do so for many years to come.
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