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In this new series of posts I’ll be selecting a Star at random from every decade (who was born in that decade) starting from the 1880s up until the 1990s to be interred in this land of magic and wonder, who will for ever more see their name set in stone far beyond the places where Gods dare to tread. Each name will have a unique star placed and statue built-in their honour. Often accompanying these additions will be news of a new store or museum to go alongside those stars whose work is of particular genius, and you too can visit and see the place of your dreams, simply by closing your eyes….
1880s: George Abbott. For contributions to Theatre and Cinema. Passing his 100th Birthday, with a career covering nine decades, Abbott tried his hand at acting, writing, eventually becoming one of the most respected stage directors of the 20th Century as well as contributing to big screen works such as All Quiet On The Western Front and The Damn Yankees.
1890s: Jean Renoir. For contributions to Cinema. Son of the great painter Pierre-August Renoir, Jean is consistently recognised as one of the greatest film directors of all time, creating works such as Grand Illusion, The Rules of The Game, and The Golden Coach.
1900s: Spencer Tracy. For contributions to Cinema. Nominated for a record nine Oscars, and winning two, Tracy was one of the most recognizable faces in Cinema from the 30s to the 60s thanks to works including Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde, Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, and Bad Day At Black Rock.
1910s: John Sturges. For contributions to Cinema. A director who created intelligent action and thought-provoking thrillers, Sturges is remembered for works such as Bad Day At Black Rock, The Great Escape, and The Magnificent Seven.
1920s: DeForest Kelley. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Though most widely recognized as Bones McCoy in Star Trek, Kelley had a long career on big and small screen depicting a range of villains and good guys in works such as The Lone Ranger, Gunfight At The OK Corral, and Night Of The Lepus.
1930s: Burt Reynolds. For contributions to Television and Cinema. One of the biggest box-office draws throughout the 70s, Reynolds has been nominated for and won many Golden Globes and Academy Awards and has appeared in countless works such as Boogie Nights, Gunsmoke, Out Of This World, and Smokey And The Bandit.
1940s: Gerard Depardieu. For contributions to Cinema. Appearing in close to 200 hundred movies at the time of writing, Depardieu is a world renowned actor who has found success in European and American Cinema through works such as Cyrano De Bergerac, La Dernier Metro, and Life Of Pi.
1950s: Clancy Brown. For contributions to Cinema and Television. Brown has appeared in many TV shows and movies since the early 80s, often as iconic characters or in iconic roles, using his imposing build and voice in works such as Carnivale, Highlander, Spongebob Squarepants, and The Shawshank Redemption.
1960s: Billy Crudup. For contributions to Cinema and Theatre. Coming to stardom relatively late, Crudup has bounced between blockbuster movie work and smaller dramatic pieces, as well as frequently earning awards and nominations for his stage performances – he is known for works such as Almost Famous, Big Fish, and Watchmen.
1970s: Lukas Haas. For contributions to Cinema and Television. One of the few child actors who has successfully transitioned to adulthood without many scars, Haas has contributed to a number of popular works including The Lady In White, Witness, and Inception.
1980s: Michelle Trachtenberg. For contributions to Television and Cinema. Another actress who managed to steer clear of the more foul elements of starligh during the transition from childhood to adult roles, Trachtenberg is known for works including Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Harriet The Spy, and Mysterious Skin.
1990s: Anna Maria Perez De Tagle. For contributions to TV, film, and music. A child actor who has since crossed into adulthood and has been branching into theatre and music, she is known for works such as Hannah Montana, Fame, and Camp Rock.
As well as statues and stars being erected for the people above, the following attractions have been erected:
In honour of Burt Reynolds, The Cannonball Run raceway has been opened – team up with a famous CG created star of your choice, jump in the seat of any road-running vehicle you can think of, and embark on a cross country race over multiple terrain types as you aim for first place and hope cause as little carnage as possible. Valid Driving License required.
In honour of Michelle Trachtenberg, The Buffy The Vampire Slayer Experience has been opened – a replica Sunnydale, complete with shopping mall, The Bronze Nightclub, magic shop, school, and multiple graveyards which you can visit and stay in – just be careful of going out once the sun goes down, as various demons and ghouls may roam the streets.
Which attractions would you like to see being built in honour of the stars above? Let us know in the comments!