Movie Star Chronicles: A Visual History of the World's Greatest 320 Movie Stars

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From Amy Adams to Catherine Zeta-Jones, this book profiles over 330 of the most famous names in cinema. Including idols of the silent era as well as today's biggest box-office draws, each biography provides an appraisal of the actor's career, including television and directorial credits, with film stills and a colour-coded timeline charting key performances and awards. The alphabetical listings are interspersed with feature articles on significant themes and picture spreads celebrating some of the best-known stars.

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IAN HAYDN SMITH is a U.K.-based writer and editor. As a journalist he has written on film and the arts for numerous media outlets, both print and broadcast. From 2007 to 2012 he was editor of International Film Guide. Since 2011 he has been editor of Curzon Magazine and is series editor of 24 Frames. He has spoken at film festivals and cultural events around the world, both as a critic and as a representative of the British Council. He has interviewed a variety of filmmakers and artists, including Ralph Fiennes, Clint Eastwood, Isabelle Huppert, Alan Bennett, Ang Lee, Agnes Varda, Terry Gilliam and Anton Corbijn. He has written books on Chinese cinema and Wim Wenders, and is currently working on a biography of American filmmaker Sidney Lumet. Recent publications include editing the updated edition of 1001 Movies to See Before You Die. He lives in London.

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