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The Fault in Our Movies: 12 of the Most Beautiful People Dying Young on Film | Steel Magnolias, Ali MacGraw, Julia Roberts, Shailene Woodley

UpdatePosted 06/08/2014 02:00PM

The Fault in Our Movies: See 12 of the Most Beautiful People Dying Young on Film

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.

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The Normal Heart Review: An All-Star Cast in a Powerful Drama About AIDS

The Normal Heart Review: An All-Star Cast in a Powerful Drama About AIDS

Originally posted 05/25/2014 11:00PM

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The Normal Heart, Larry Kramer's angry, urgent, hectoring play – first staged in 1985 and only now arriving as a film in an excellent production directed by Glee creator Ryan Murphy – has the strength of undiluted acid: It breaks down and eats away the insulation, built up over time, that allows us to place the onset of the AIDS crisis in history.

Even though it's now nearly 30 years old, The Normal Heart (premiering on HBO Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT) is not a period piece or a cautionary tale. You are not meant to watch it and think, "Well, this will be useful for the next time." It's a bulletin from the front lines, an in-the-moment, heart-stopping report about the terrifying progress of HIV/AIDS as it sweeps through and decimates Manhattan's gay population.

"Crisis," in retrospect, was an oddly restrained word for this plague. It suggests policy and control – precisely the things that were absent, according to Kramer, as the political, medical and even gay establishments failed to act with the necessary hard-headed urgency.

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See Even More Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves on Kimmel

Originally posted 05/23/2014 11:05AM

[YOUTUBE "imW392e6XR0"] Jimmy Kimmel brought back his fantastic Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves segment Wednesday night, with a shocking twist. This time, a surprising number of the mean Tweets were actually ... good?

Sure, there were the requisite amounts of unfathomable abuse – why does Andy Garcia, of all people, have haters? – and impenetrable obscenities (particularly the ones aimed at Matthew McConaughey). But other Tweets showed a heretofore-unobserved level of wit that made their targets suppress a chuckle. Even David Blaine thought that David Blaine joke was pretty solid!

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Red Carpet Trend Report: Hollywood Is Having a Prints Party

Red Carpet Trend Report: Hollywood Is Having a Prints Party

Originally posted 05/18/2014 06:30PM

See what looks are sizzling -- and fizzling -- on the red carpet

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Julia Roberts Enjoys Coast-to-Coast Mother's Day

Julia Roberts Enjoys Coast-to-Coast Mother's Day

Originally posted 05/14/2014 08:50AM

Julia Roberts took her Mother's Day celebration on the road this year.

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Julia Roberts Lets Loose on Her Tattoos – & Pal George Clooney's Engagement | Ellen DeGeneres, Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts Lets Loose on Her Tattoos – & Pal George Clooney's Engagement

Originally posted 05/07/2014 09:50AM

She may look wholesome on the outside, but Julia Roberts told Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday that she is no stranger to getting some ink.

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Holy Bleeps! Julia Roberts, Sally Field Bust Out Their Best Curse Words

Julia Roberts Vs. Sally Field in Hilarious Jimmy Kimmel Live! Curse Off

Originally posted 05/06/2014 01:00PM

Sally Field has one dirty mouth for a former Flying Nun.

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PEOPLE's 'Most Beautiful' Celebrities Posing with Their Younger Selves | Most Beautiful, Cindy Crawford

PEOPLE's 'Most Beautiful' Celebrities Posing with Their Younger Selves

Originally posted 04/23/2014 12:20PM

On April 23, PEOPLE will unveil its 2014 list of the World's Most Beautiful celebrities, adding a new cover star to the ranks of Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Leonardo DiCaprio and Julia Roberts.

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Julia Roberts Finally Speaks About the 'Heartbreak' of Her Half-Sister's Overdose

Julia Roberts Finally Speaks About the 'Heartbreak' of Her Half-Sister's Overdose

Originally posted 04/21/2014 01:10PM

Julia Roberts has broken her silence regarding the apparent drug overdose of her half-sister, Nancy Motes, in February.

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See Julia Roberts in Stirring Trailer for '80s AIDS Drama The Normal Heart

Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo Shine in The Normal Heart Trailer

Originally posted 04/18/2014 05:35PM

A powerful and emotional new trailer has been released for the upcoming and highly anticipated TV movie adaptation of Larry Kramer's 1985 play about the AIDS epidemic in New York City, The Normal Heart.

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