James Dean

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Gene Hackman as Coach Dale in Hoosiers,  directed by David Anspaugh.

A few days after the 1997 Oscar ceremony, the film maker David Anspaugh was invited to meet Billy Bob Thornton for lunch. Thornton, a free-spirited an(...)

John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in The Quiet Man

Americans are not welcome here. They are pariahs. Obviously, I don’t think that. I am merely quoting from recent conversations with two distinguished (...)

Bob Dylan: from a folk-club act and cult hero into the voice of a generation. Photograph:   D.A. Pennebaker, Howard Alk/Eat the Document documentary

The album to start with The Times They Are A-Changin’ (1964) The cover told the story. After the portrait of the unformed boy, fresh in fr(...)

Bangs on trend: Marianne, played by Daisy Edgar-Jones, in Normal People. Photograph: Enda Bowe/Element

As our contact with the outside world shrinks to the size of a screen, once-private things have been pushed to the fore. Our bookshelves, formerly un(...)

Harold Abrahams wins the 100 yards at the 1924 AAA Championships at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

The beach running scene is still acted out along the Old Course at St Andrews and so too is the Trinity Great Court run at Cambridge. The soundtrack i(...)

Ever since Brad Pitt bared his chest in Thelma & Louise, his work has been undervalued. Illustration: Justin Metz/NYT

THE HOLLYWOOD STAR’S GOOD LOOKS MAKE US FAR TOO DISMISSIVE OF HIS TALENT. AFTER PICKING UP A BAFTA IN LONDON ON SUNDAY, HE DESERVES TO WIN A SECOND(...)

Marilyn Monroe’s bra, $1,000-$2,000, Julien’s Auctions in Beverly HIlls

In May 1962, Marilyn Monroe created a stir when she sang her breathless rendition of Happy Birthday to president John F Kennedy for his 45th birthday (...)

Actor Montgomery Clift standing outside sound stages at Paramount Studios while  filming A Place in the Sun. Photograph:  Peter Stackpole/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images/Getty

For decades the cult around the late actor Montgomery “Monty” Clift has traded on his supposed miseries; he was a beautiful loser, as the title of Bar(...)

Lucas Hedges (22) comes across as articulate and unaffected. Photograph: Mark Schaefer

There are times when one actor seems to be in everything – remember the Year of Chastain? – but that ubiquity rarely involves someone so young as Luca(...)

Anne O'Neill: I was 50 on my last birthday. Photograph: Ciara O'Donnell

Last summer I had my 50th birthday. Fifty, which Victor Hugo called the youth of old age and is, according to George Orwell, the age at which everyone(...)

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