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Gary Cooper

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“Cooper was heroic, of course, in his own mind as much as in his scripts. He was manly, tall, ruggedly handsome. He was a man for a fight.”

On screen he was the ultimate all-American hero: lean, laconic, and masculine, a lone sheriff battling his enemies in High Noon, or a tough individualist in The Fountainhead. Off-screen he bedded a host of leading ladies and carefully
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 5th 2010 by Faber & Faber (first published August 27th 2009)
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The least interesting of Thomson's four short books on movie stars - the ones on Bergman, Bogart and Davies are much richer and engaged. It's lukewarm and never quite catches fire and, so, is untypical.
Bored. I lost hours of my life reading this and all respect for Gary Cooper. Yawn.
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David Thomson is the author of more than twenty books, including biographies of David O. Selznick and Orson Welles, and The New Biographical Dictionary of Film.
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