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1980s James Spader

James Spader
Image credit: James Spader: Everett Collection

We admit it: We love 1980s James Spader

Before Spader revitalized his career as a yuppie from hell on TV's ''The Practice,'' he lit up the silver screen in the 1980s as...well, a yuppie from hell. Whether he was trying to stop Andrew McCarthy from hooking up with a doll in ''Mannequin,'' or trying to stop Andrew McCarthy from hooking up with a Ringwald in ''Pretty in Pink,'' or trying to stop Andrew McCarthy from beating the crap out of him in ''Less Than Zero,'' Spader was always up to no good, and more often than not sporting an unbuttoned shirt and lots of awesome hair-care products. The man made sleazy look easy, and it was never easier or sleazier than when he busted out the white suit and dangling cigarette in ''Pink,'' advising his pal (McCarthy, of course) that ''the girl was, is, and will always be nada.'' One hit of such pure, uncut Spader, and you're hooked for life.

Originally posted Jul 19, 2004
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