Roxy Cinema It Boy Eddie Murphy

What makes an It Boy? Is it an edge? A glare? A charm or an innocence? A sense of humor, sarcasm, or maybe even a super power? Could it be a combination of all, or none of the above? All we can say is, we know and It Boy when we see one and Roxy Cinema presents a series exploring some of Hollywood’s hottest male stars in the prime of their youth. From James Dean, the face of adolescent angst in the 50’s and one of the first teen idols, to the batch of new Hollywood recruits in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders, these performances and more captured the affections of their corresponding generations and beyond.

Join us this season for It Boys featuring the following:

Giant (1956) It Boy: James Dean

Wealthy Texas rancher Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson) shakes things up at home when he returns from a trip to the East Coast with a love interest, the refined Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor). Bick and Leslie get married, but she clashes with his sister, Luz (Mercedes McCambridge), and wins the admiration of the ambitious young Jett Rink (James Dean). Bick and Jett form a tense rivalry that continues to surface as the years pass and fortunes change in this sweeping drama.

Directed by George Stevens

Twilight (2008) It Boy: Robert Pattinson

When Bella Swan moves to a small town in the Pacific Northwest, she falls in love with Edward Cullen, a mysterious classmate who reveals himself to be a 108-year-old vampire.

Directed by Catherine Hardwicke

The Beach (2000) It Boy: Leonardo DiCaprio

On vacation in Thailand, Richard sets out for an island rumored to be a solitary beach paradise.

Directed by Danny Boyle

The Outsiders (1983) It Boys: Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Ralph Maccio and Rob Lowe

In a small Oklahoma town in 1964, the rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, heats up when one gang member accidentally kills a member of the other.

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987) It Boy: Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy in a stand-up performance recorded live. For an hour and a half he talks about his favorite subjects: sex and women.

Directed by Robert Townsend

Night Tide (1961) It Boy: Dennis Hopper

A young sailor is attracted to a mysterious mermaid performing at a carnival, but soon suspects that the girl is actually a siren who draws men to their watery deaths during the full moon.

Directed by Curtis Harrington

Fear (1996) It Boy: Mark Wahlberg

When Nicole met David; handsome, charming, affectionate, he was everything. It seemed perfect, but soon she sees that David has a darker side. And his adoration turns to obsession, their dream into a nightmare, and her love into fear.

Directed by James Foley


And more!

Roxy Cinema It Boy Robert Pattinson

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