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Glamour Boy: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Entertainment Weekly, Summer Double Issue 1998

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Age 20

Why him? With a splash of glitter and a drugged-out glaze, this Irish upstart (think River Phoenix meets Leonardo DiCaprio with a rogue’s brogue) puts the wham back in glam as a Bowie-esque megastar in Velvet Goldmine.

Work Habits “I was an extraordinary liar and thief as a kid, so I was always playacting to survive.”

Creative crutch “I’ve been listening to Bob Marley a lot lately; he makes me think I can change the world.”

Next? The Governess with Minnie Driver, due in July; and Ang Lee’s Civil War drama Ride With the Devil.

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