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80th Golden Globes: Stars Show Their Secret Selves in Golden Globe Portraits

Lady Gaga

80th Golden Globes: Lady Gaga, Saoirse Ronan, Richard Madden, Carol Burnett, Idris Elba, Gloria Swanson from Sunset Blvd fame, and more…


“All right Mr. deMille, I’m ready for my close-up.”

   —  Norma Desmond – Sunset Boulevard


In 1951 Sunset Boulevard won the Golden Globe for Best Drama, Gloria Swanson won Best Actress (Drama), Billy Wilder took home the award for Best Director, and Franz Waxman won for his hypnotic Original Score.


The cinematic work goes down in history as a classic and as a significant artistic achievement showcasing the fragility of fame.


The Golden Globes often celebrate talent at its peak. We all share in the heady moment of celebration but, wait, what happens afterward as the reality of a quest achieved sets in?


Here, we go behind the spotlight and catch a glimpse of some of the biggest stars in internal portraits as they expose themselves for their close-up.

Gloria SwansonA scene from "Sunset Boulevard.", 1950Idris ElbaTaron Egerton, Amber HeardAnne Hathaway, Jessica ChastainDarren CrissRami MalekCarol Burnett, Steve CarellOlivia Colman

Rachel BrosnahanSaoirse Ronan

Tyler PerryJeff BridgesPatricia ClarksonTaraji Henson, Gina RodriguezRichard MaddenMahershala AliAnthony Rossomando, Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Andrew WyattGloria Swanson, Sunset Blvd, 1950