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A man of contradictions whose name’s literal derivation is “from the shadows”, yet is one of the most recognizable, well beloved cultural icons of our time. A Canadian actor, nearly all of whose performances were both lensed and based in the States. A “singer” whose recordings consist of hilariously bombastic theatrical spoken word readings…mostly of popular hits of the day. A persona noted for his onscreen virility, despite spending the better part of same busting out of every suit he’s seen in, right from the dawn of the 80’s.
Beloved and mocked in equal measure by cultish fanboys and mainstream audiences alike, oft imitated but never paralleled, we could only be referring to one man: the legendary William Shatner (née Schattner).
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Born in the Bronx at the dawn of the Great Depression, a young man falls in love with film…and specifically the burgeoning European arthouse cinema coming in from celebrated critical darlings all over France, Italy and even Sweden, whose loftier and more visual (if not downright highbrow) approach to film would later inform his own strange career.