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Drew Struzan’s 10 Most Iconic Movie Posters

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You may have heard the news that Big Trouble in Little China is getting a remake; you also may have heard that The Goonies is getting a sequel with the original cast. We also know that there will be new Star Wars movies, Indiana Jones is getting another chapter, Blade Runner will get a sequel, and Sylvester Stallone’s action hero John Rambo might even return for Last Blood.

What do all these film franchises (or franchises-to-be) have in common? Drew Struzan poster artwork. That’s not too much of a coincidence, as Drew Struzan painted many (or most) of Hollywood’s most memorable posters — certainly in the ’80s, but his career stretches back to the ’70s and is still going today.

But the resurgence of those first two films we mentioned, Goonies and Big Trouble, is interesting because the posters for them rank (if you ask us) among his most iconic. Iconic is a funny word, though — his Blade Runner (1982) poster is great, but it wasn’t used until 2007, as the box art for Blade Runner: The Final Cut. His poster for Incubus (1982) is one of his most visually creative, but the movie is obscure today. Struzan’s portfolio — check it out at DrewStruzan.com — includes great posters for lesser known movies; for some really famous movies, Struzan’s poster isn’t the one you know. These are our picks for top ten most iconic, in that they’re for movies everybody’s seen, and it’s hard to think of the movie without remembering the poster:

Cannonball Run (1981)

Cannonball Run

Cannonball Run

The Thing (1982)

The Thing

The Thing

First Blood (1982)

First Blood

First Blood

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Johnny Dangerously (1984)

Johnny Dangerously

Johnny Dangerously

The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies

The Goonies

Back to the Future (1985)

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Big Trouble in Little China

Big Trouble in Little China

Three O’Clock High (1987)

Three O'Clock High

Three O’Clock High

The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

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Published on: July 14, 2015

Filled Under: Artwork, Films, News, Top News

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4 Responses to Drew Struzan’s 10 Most Iconic Movie Posters

  1. wolf says:

    Drew is the man! So inspiring! There is a great documentary currently on netflix!

  2. el mas grande !!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Matt Oz says:

    Ha! Really, no mention of any of the STAR WARS posters. FAIL!

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