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  • Published: 27 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141931463
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

Gary Cooper (Great Stars)



'Thomson is magnificently his own man: witty, highbrow, and memorably idiosyncratic' Empire

'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 honed his image, making hundreds of movies and winning two Oscars in the process. Acclaimed film writer David Thomson explores the career and the contradictions of 'Coop', the star who lived the dream in the golden age of Hollywood.

  • Published: 27 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141931463
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the author

David Thomson

David Thomson was born in India in 1914 to Scottish parents, but grew up in Scotland and Derbyshire. After the period described in Woodbrook he developed a career in writing and at the BBC. He died in 1988.

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