Shining in shadows : movie stars of the 2000s / edited by Murray Pomerance

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Subjects: Motion picture actors and actresses--United States--Biography
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2012
Series: Star decades: American culture/American cinema
Star decades: American culture/American cinema
LC Classification: P, PN
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Stardom in the 2000s / Murray Pomerance 1
1.. Wonder Boys: Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, and Robert Downey Jr. / Dominic Lennard 12
2.. Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman: Million-Dollar Seniors / Robert Eberwein 32
3.. Jennifer Aniston and Tina Fey: Girls with Glasses / Victoria E. Johnson 50
4.. Puerile Pillars of the Frat Pack: Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, and Ben Stiller / Brenda R. Weber 70
5.. Javier Bardem and Benicio Del Toro: Beyond Machismo / Mary C. Beltran 90
6.. Philip Seymour Hoffman: Jesus of Uncool / Jerry Mosher 108
7.. A Postfeminist Primer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, and Renee Zellweger / Corinn Columpar 128
8.. Heath Ledger: I'm Not There / Claire Perkins 147
9.. Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn: Acting Authentic / Michael K. Hammond 166
10.. Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett: The Performance Is the Star / Charlie Keil 182
11.. Brangelina: Celebrity, Credibility, and the Composite Uberstar 200
12.. George Clooney: The Issues Guy / David Sterritt 220
In the Wings / Murray Pomerance 238
Works Cited 243
Contributors 247
Index 251
Additional Authors: Pomerance, Murray, 1946-
Notes: LCCN: 2011001086
ISBN: 9780813551470 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0813551471 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780813551487 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 081355148X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction: stardom in the 2000s / Murray Pomerance -- The wonder boys: Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, and Robert Downey, Jr. / Dominic Lennard -- Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman: million dollar seniors / Robert Eberwein -- Jennifer Aniston and Tina Fey: girls with glasses / Victoria E. Johnson -- Puerile pillars of the Frat Pack: Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, and Ben Stiller / Brenda R. Weber -- Javier Bardem and Benicio Del Toro: beyond machismo / Mary C. Beltrán -- Philip Seymour Hoffman: á Jesus of uncool / Jerry Mosher -- A postfeminist primer: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hilary Swank, and Renée Zellweger / Corinn Columpar -- Heath Ledger: I'm not there / Claire Perkins -- Leonardo DiCaprio and Sean Penn: acting authentic / Michael K. Hammond -- Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett: the performance is the star / Charlie Keil -- Brangelina: celebrity, credibility, and the composite überstar / Linda Ruth Williams -- George Clooney: The Issues Guy / David Sterritt -- In the Wings
Physical Description: ix, 268 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 696605138
ISBN/ISSN: 9780813551470
0813551471
9780813551487
081355148X

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