Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Leading Men of the 1980's! (redux)



The Leading Men of the 1980's! - That is right, I am revisiting hence the redux the list's thus far made for the leading ladies and men of each decade. A total of only 3 does not allow us to fairly capture the actors from around the globe that truly left a mark in that particular decade. With a lot of thought a pain staking hours I have finally came up with the leading lists for each decade and now bringing you the COMPLETE LIST of the men of the 1980's who simply were in my book the definition of that decade. Enjoy and left me know via comments your thoughts...perhaps you agree or disagree and have leading ladies that potentially belong to the "Runner's Up List."

The eight top leading men deemed as the defining women of the 1980's are:

Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Willem Dafoe, William Hurt, Eddie Murphy, & Mickey Rourke

These leading men truly hit the silver screen in big ways with major roles in motion pictucres during the 1980's. "Love Those Classic Movies!" will highlight in articles each leading man as being the definition of what made the 1980's a great decade for films.

Great films that each leading man appeared during the 1980's:

Harrison Ford:

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Blade Runner (1982)
Star Wars: Episode VI - The Return of the Jedi (1983)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Witness (1985)
The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Frantic (1988)
Working Girl (1988)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

Tom Cruise:

Endless Love (1981)
Taps (1981)
The Outsiders (1983)
Losin' It (1983)
Risky Business (1983)
All The Right Moves (1983)
Legend (1985)
Top Gun (1986)
The Color of Money (1986)
Cocktail (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

Sean Penn:

Taps (1981)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Bad Boys (1983)
Risky Business (1983)
Summerspell (1983)
Crackers (1984)
Racing With The Moon (1984)
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
At Close Range (1986)
Shanghai Surprise (1986)
Colors (1988)
Judgement in Berlin (1988)
Casualties of War (1989)
We're No Angels (1989)

Michael Douglas:

It's My Turn (1980)
The Star Chamber (1983)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
A Chorus Line (1985)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Wall Street (1987)
Black Rain (1989)
The War of the Roses (1989)

Willem Dafoe:

The Loveless (1981)
The Hunger (1983)
New York Nights (1984)
Streets of Fire (1984)
Roadhouse 66 (1985)
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Platoon (1986)
Off Limits (1988)
The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

William Hurt:

Altered States (1980)
Eyewitness (1981)
Body Heat (1981)
The Big Chill (1983)
Gorgy Park (1983)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Broadcast News (1987)
A Time of Destiny (1988)
The Accidental Tourist (1988)

Eddie Murphy:

48 Hrs. (1982)
Trading Places (1983)
Best Defense (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
The Golden Child (1986)
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Coming To America (1988)
Harlem Nights (1989)

Mickey Rourke:

Fade to Black (1980)
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Body Heat (1981)
Diner (1982)
Eureka (1983)
Rumble Fish (1983)
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Angel Heart (1987)
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
Barfly (1987)
Homeboy (1988)
Francesco (1989)
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Wild Orchid (1989)

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