03:14 PM EDT 03/05/2015
The Fault in Our Stars
Originally posted 06/03/2014 11:15AM
According to author John Green, his acclaimed young-adult novel The Fault in Our Stars was intended as a revision of the classic cancer-story tropes of saintly sufferers and soft-lit deaths.
But there's one convention the upcoming film adaptation doesn't subvert – like many of their cinematic predecessors, Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort spend their last months positively glowing.
It's yet another reminder that, in the movies, dying is often the best makeover.
In anticipation of the opening of the film adaptation of the book, here's a brief history of beautiful people in movies who left us too soon.
Originally posted 06/06/2014 02:15PM
Based on John Green's ginormously popular YA novel, this is a sweet, simple, dignified movie about young lovers whose every move is chaperoned by death.
It seems safe to say that it will have millions of people verklempt between now and forever.
When they meet in a cancer support group, Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) share a sense of gallows humor, but she considers her foreshortened life with pointed intensity, and he stays afloat (sometimes desperately) with gallant charm. Where they connect – and the pair do connect, wholly – is on a level of existential and romantic bliss.
Originally posted 06/06/2014 11:35AM
Shailene Woodley worked with such accomplished pros as George Clooney (in The Descendants) and Kate Winslet (in Divergent), but it's her The Fault in Our Stars costars who, she says, have taught her the most.
Originally posted 06/06/2014 07:00AM
A dozen cool things to see, hear, read and download this week
Originally posted 06/03/2014 09:20AM
Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr If you don't know who The Fault in Our Stars lead Ansel Elgort is, don't worry, you will soon.
Originally posted 06/02/2014 05:25PM
Prepare to swoon!
Originally posted 05/16/2014 09:20AM
Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr They say money can't buy happiness, and Shailene Woodley seems to agree.
Originally posted 05/08/2014 06:00PM
Let Nat Wolff be your guide to the stars – The Fault in Our Stars, that is. The 19-year-old actor is sharing his personal photos from the movie's national tour on PEOPLE's Instagram, giving Fault fanatics an intimate look at the close-knit cast.
Originally posted 05/06/2014 09:35AM
It's part of a balanced breakfast.
Divergent and The Fault in Our Stars star Shailene Woodley guest-starred on the Late Show Monday, and she dished on, well, one of her favorite dishes: clay.
The Fault in Our Stars Confessions: What It's Like to Kiss Your Brother & More from Shailene Woodley
Originally posted 06/05/2014 02:15PM
Fresh from kicking butt in Divergent, Shailene Woodley is set to spend this summer warming hearts. The 22-year-old actress will portray a cancer-stricken teen named Hazel in the film adaptation of John Green's novel The Fault in Our Stars, out June 6.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Harrison Ford in Stable Condition After Plane Crash
Kelly Clarkson Responds to Body-Shaming Tweets
Kansas Waiter Sporting a New Smile After Kind Stranger Leaves a Generous Tip
Terminally Ill California Mom: Why Can't I Die on My Own Terms?
Leonard Nimoy's Grandchildren Share Sweet Memories of His Private, Fun-Loving Side
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!