George Clooney / Paul McDonald.
- London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2019.
- Film stars
vi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
- Clooney, George -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
- "Paul McDonald's study of the actor-filmmaker George Clooney traces the star's career, from his role in the hit television medical drama ER to his dual screen persona, allowing him to move seamlessly from commercial hits such as Out of Sight (1998) and Ocean's Eleven (2001) to more offbeat roles in such films as Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). McDonald also considers Clooney's political activism and his roles in such explicitly political films as Three Kings (1999) and Syriana (2005), as well as his work as a producer of films including Argo (2012) and as director of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002); Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Suburbicon (2017) among others. McDonald places Clooney in the context of the Hollywood star system, considering the argument that Clooney's star persona has many similarities with that of Classical Hollywood movie stars such as Cary Grant, but also addresses Clooney as a very 21st century transmedia celebrity"-- Provided by publisher.
- Introduction: Clooney and modern Hollywood
Cross-media stardom: television/film
Performing stardom: actor/star
Flexible stardom: independence/Hollywood
Actorvist stardom: entertainment/politics
Conclusion: "the last movie star".
- "First published in Great Britain 2019 by Bloomsbury on behalf of the British Film Institute."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- British Film Institute, issuing body.
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