Leading Men: The 50 Most Unforgettable Actors of the Studio Era

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Chronicle Books, Sep 28, 2006 - Performing Arts - 237 pages
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Tough, sophisticated, witty, and handsomefrom Rudolph Valentino to Buster Keaton, Cary Grant to Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart to Steve McQueen, each of the actors featured in this book brought a magnetic presence to the screen and made a powerful and enduring mark on film history. Produced by Turner Classic Movies, this stylish and definitive guide as the inside scoop and off-the-record reveals of fifty unforgettable actors and is also the focus of an on-air film festival on the channel. The lives and accomplishments of each actor are celebrated in an insightful career overview, accompanied by an annotated list of essential films, filmographies, behind the scenes facts, Academy Award wins and nominations. Full of surprising trivia, film stills, posters, and stunning photos, Leading Men pays tribute to the most charismatic, enduring, and elegant actors of the silver screenan essential resource for movie buffs and pop-culture enthusiasts alike.

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- I love old movies, and I love the old school actors. They had class and charisma that no other era or group of actors will have! - My favorite quote in the book: "Their attraction was in what they ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Turner Classic Movies is widely considered the definitive resource for classic films, featuring movies from all the major studios, unedited and commercial free.

Robert Osborne is the prime-time host and anchor of Turner Classic Movies and a columnist-critic for The Hollywood Reporter.

Molly Haskell is co-host of TCM's "The Essentials" series and the author of several books on film. Her writing has appeared in many publications, including the Village Voice, New York magazine, and Vogue.

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