Movie star


August 13, 2022

Film star (ang. Movie star) - a term for an actor or actress, distinguished not only by artistic achievements, but mainly due to the outstanding recognition of the film community, and above all the audience. Such a star is cast in the main roles of big productions, and often the success of the entire film depends on her participation. The concept of stardom, from which the term movie star is derived, is related to the way it affects the audience and the love that stars are for. This term is often associated with a great interest in private life. The image of a movie star is under the constant care of film producers and distributors. The origins of this phenomenon can be seen in the American cinema of the beginning of the century. At that time, movie stars were created by binding them with long-term contracts with film studios. The first movie stars were, among others Rudolf Valentino, Asta Nielsen, Charlie Chaplin or Pola Negri. To this day, the concept of a movie star is essential to the existence of commercial cinema. Movie stars' fees range from several to several million dollars per film. The most famous movie stars are: Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Humphrey Bogart, Bette Davis, James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and today: Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.

See also

star (person) anti-starry



Encyclopedia of cinema, ed. Tadeusz Lubelski, Biały Kruk, publ. II extended, Krakow 2010, ISBN 978-83-7553-100-8.