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"The Catcher in the Rye" author J.D. Salinger's decision to step away from public life at the height of popularity in the mid-'60s created a mounting fascination over the years, particularly around the unpublished manuscripts he had locked in his safe. Now Shane Salerno (co-writer of "Armageddon") is looking to blow the lid off the 20th century's most enigmatic literary figure with a new documentary called "Salinger," which interviews confidants and fans of the late novelist to possibly shed some light on why he kept us all in the dark.

In keeping with the recluse theme, we've pinpointed ten famous lone wolfs of cinema whose lives of solitude, like Salinger himself, make them all the more compelling personalities.


Salinger - Trailer No. 1