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Here's why this is the decade of superstar astronaut movie roles

[2019.10.09, Wed 18:05] That's a lot of movie stars in the stars, and most of them have made the journey fairly recently. Though the Moon landing recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, movie astronauts were mostly featured in science fiction, horror, and / or shlock for much of the 1970s and 1980s, give or take the occasional Right Stuff. There were a few classic space-set movies and characters, but astronaut wasn't a go-to role like cop, crook, or lawyer. Ryan Gosling has movie star charisma in plenty of films, but he's at his most roiling and inward playing a quietly grieving Neil Armstrong in First Man. This fall's entries to the space canon add another element that might attract movie stars to astronaut roles: they can be read as analogies for the isolation of movie stardom. Their marriage more or less fits the description of a superstar marrying a regular guy, and the fleeting bond she shares with a fellow astronaut brings to mind movie stars who realize they can only really share their lives with other famous people. That's often a movie star's job, unspoken or not, to communicate simply and directly and to be easily understood because of their on-screen history, natural charisma, or some combination of the two.
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