By Robert Eberwein,Aaron Baker,Rebecca Bell-Metereau,William Brown,Michael DeAngelis,Krin Gabbard,Chris Holmlund,Adam Knee,Christina Lane,Linda Mizejewski,James Morrison,Jerry Mosher

A desirable forged of Eighties energy and talent--John sweet, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Clint Eastwood, Sally box, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, Jessica Lange, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sissy Spacek, Sylvester Stallone, Meryl Streep, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, and the "Brat Pack"—stars within the drama of this decade. Acting for America specializes in the way in which those movie icons have engaged in and outlined a few significant problems with cultural and social situation to the USA in the course of the 1980s.

Scholars applying numerous helpful techniques discover how those motion picture stars' motion pictures converse to an elevated viewers wisdom of advances in feminism, new principles approximately masculinity, and the complicated political surroundings within the Age of Reagan. The essays display the diversity of those stars' contributions to such conversations in numerous motion pictures, together with blockbusters and significant genres.

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