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In the 2000s, new applied sciences remodeled the stories of movie-going and movie-making, giving us the 1st new release of stars to be simply as well-known at the display screen as at the silver screen.

Shining in Shadows examines a variety of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the movie and for the USA itself. probably reflecting our personal cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood’s megastar personas despatched combined messages approximately americans’ identities and beliefs. raveled men-children like Will Ferrell and Jack Black shared the multiplex with debonair old-Hollywood standbys like George Clooney and Morgan Freeman. Iconic roles for ladies ranged from Renee Zellweger’s dithering romantics to Tina Fey’s neurotic execs to Hilary Swank’s susceptible boyish characters. And during this age of truth television and TMZ, stars like Jennifer Aniston and “Brangelina” grew to become extra well-known for his or her real-life romantic dramas—at a similar time that former tabloid furnishings like Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. reinvented themselves as accountable best males. With a multigenerational, overseas forged of stars, this assortment provides a desirable composite portrait of Hollywood stardom today.

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