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In the 2000s, new applied sciences reworked the reviews of movie-going and movie-making, giving us the 1st iteration of stars to be simply as well-known at the monitor as at the silver screen.

Shining in Shadows examines a variety of Hollywood icons from a turbulent decade for the movie and for the United States itself. maybe reflecting our personal cultural fragmentation and uncertainty, Hollywood’s celebrity 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 pros 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 recognized for his or her real-life romantic dramas—at an analogous time that former tabloid furniture like Johnny Depp and Robert Downey Jr. reinvented themselves as liable prime males. With a multigenerational, foreign forged of stars, this assortment provides a desirable composite portrait of Hollywood stardom today.

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