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The Paramount Picture: 116 Stars, from Indiana Jones, Captain Kirk, Jack Dawson and Ethan Hunt to Aurora Greenaway, Danny Zuko, Benjamin Button and The Godfather

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 12, 2012 at 1:44PM

The Paramount Picture at Vanity Fair (where you can access close-ups of the faces) celebrates the studio's 100 years with 116 of its "greatest talents ever to work at the studio." Can you match the stars with their iconic studio roles? Tom Cruise fed the studio for decades, from "Top Gun" through "Mission Impossible"...

Barbra Streisand co-wrote the Oscar-winning song "Evergreen" for "A Star is Born" (and co-starred with Ryan O'Neal in Peter Bogdanovich's must-see comedy "What's Up Doc?" at Warner Bros.).  At Paramount, Bogdanovich made both "Daisy Miller" and "Paper Moon," which earned O'Neal's daughter Tatum the supporting actress Oscar.  Bud Cort starred in the Hal Ashby classic "Harold and Maude." Jennifer Beals was a one-hit wonder in "Flashdance." Eva Marie Saint starred in Alfred Hitchcock's "North by Northwest," shot in Paramount VistaVision.  "The Graduate" made Dustin Hoffman a star.

George Clooney starred in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," along with Anna Kendrick, while Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt co-starred in Reitman's last film, "Young Adult." Marlee Matlin won an Oscar for "Children of a Lesser God." Jon Cryer and Molly Ringwald starred in the late great John Hughes' "Sixteen Candles." Ryan O'Neal and Ali MacGraw starred in "Love Story." Jack Black starred in "School of Rock." Gore Verbinski directed the Oscar-winning "Rango" (where's Johnny Depp, who also starred in "Sweeney Todd"?).

Who else is missing? "Fatal Attraction" star Glenn Close and Kirk Douglas are there, but not Michael Douglas. We see Richard Gere but not his "Officer and a Gentleman" costar, Debra Winger, who also starred in "Terms of Endearment." We see Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Jack in "Titanic," along with Rose's mom, Frances Fisher, but no Kate Winslet or James Cameron (Fox made the movie in partnership with Paramount, which released it domestically). Morgan Freeman starred in countless Sherry Lansing thrillers, but where is Ashley Judd? Come to think of it, while current studio chief Brad Grey and long-time Paramount czar Robert Evans are the photo along with Viacom's Sumner Redstone and Philippe Dauman, where is Lansing, who deserves credit for many of these movies? 

Why are Katie Featherston and Julianne Hough in the picture? And can you identify all the Paramount top 100 hits in the poster below?

Paramount 100
Paramount 100

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.