One of the ways a studio takes a mediocre script and tries to make it profitable is by bringing in known stars to boost the attendance at the theaters.
Sadly, this is a recurring theme in Hollywood, some actors don’t bring in the box office but get a lot of work. (maybe it’s their agents)?
Big Stars May Not Bring Box Office Bucks – ABC News
Why Movie Stars Still Exist Despite Their Lack of Box Office Appeal – Film school rejects
Tyler Perry Gets it:
Forbes puts the list into perspective:
Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors 2017 – Forbes
Some A-list actors are regurgitated at every opportunity, and they often compete and audition for roles that they may not be at all suited for, leveraging their resume and celebrity for leading roles.
Rather than be annoyed, enjoy the film(s), and consider watching lesser-known and film festival award winning films to see fresh faces and new ideas.
Yes and no. and it may not be what you think!
Operators of dating websites want attractive people in their ads and in their database. Some actors and actresses have social media profiles on some dating sites, usually “freebies” to boost their exposure. Some are legitimate, and some have actors images in “fake” ads to attract more dating site customers. Most savvy people on dating sites realize that many profiles are fake. That is just how it works on the internet.
Is your online date FAKE? Investigation into phoney profiles – Daily Mail UK
Busted – The Worst Online Dating Site Scams – Internet Dating – insider internet dating
Actors don’t want their images misused or promoting sites without permission or compensation. They also have the same need for companionship as the rest of us, and will use sites that suit them – although they are very wary of “bad actors” and “posers” who want to date them because they are actors, and use them as arm candy. Or worse, to use their A-list status to elevate their own career or business.The dating landscape is burgeoning with choices that pull at us, except we can go on a “bad date” and move on, while an actor’s bad date can be on the news and in the tabloids. So they will be more wary and cautious than most people.
There is an “exclusive” dating app for celebrities, called Raya – the “Tinder for the Illuminati” Raya (app) – Wikipedia, and Raya, The Secret Dating App for Celebrities– source: Nylon. And their are even more: 6 Exclusive Dating Apps You’re Not Allowed to Join – Thrill list.
Celebrities may be mentioning dating apps for compensation, or to build their brand – Katy Perry joked about Tinder on the radio: The celebs you might just stumble across on your favourite dating app – Metro UK. Given their schedules and lust for publicity, many celebrities will use dating apps: 10 Celebrities Who’ve Used Online Dating Sites Just Like Normals (Huffington Post), and 21 Celebrities You Can Actually Match With On Tinder (Ranker).
If you are using dating apps to meet celebrities, STOP. Look for values that appeal to you in a partner. Common interests (even in celebrity adoration) are good dating building blocks. I knew a man who said he was a greater lover than Casanova. Yes, I too believed he was a bit full of himself, then he explained:
Casanova’s claim to fame was the number of women he bedded over many years; while my friend claimed his power was “loving just one woman for over fifty years”. She is a lucky woman. As is he.
This is a popular topic, as child stars have more time before the camera (in their careers) than most other actors – especially if they live a long and prosperous life!
From the Web:
The child actors who grew big stars – IMDB
26 child stars who made it – Entertainment Weekly
The 10 Most Successful Former Child Stars – Goliath
The Most Successful Child Actors – Fortune
If you take time to look at these lists, we can see actors across decades of film and Television projects. This makes monetary comparisons difficult, due to differing dollar values and payment structures, unless we adjust for estimated lifetime earnings. Money should not be the only measure of success. Many child stars had rough upbringings with drug issues, familial mismanagement, famous parents, and more. Shirley Temple black leveraged her fame into a successful career in politics:
Shirley Temple Black was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood’s number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States. From Wikipedia
Many became directors like Ron Howard and Drew Barrymore. some faded into the background and live off their residual check, in relative obscurity.
We all know who we like as a grown up actor, but this is a question worthy of months of review – my answer is that there are many stars who have done well acting and become successful, given back to their fan base, and evolved into adults who are positive role models.
Here is a picture of my Grandson, now age 10, who is available for acting roles. get in touch with me (as his agent) to discuss auditions.
Best of luck to all the child actors, and success on their path to adulthood.
CELEBRITY DEATHS 2018 – Fiftiesweb
Has 2016 Really Been An Unusually Bad Year For Celebrity Deaths? – From Outside the Beltway
The reality is, Actors audition for roles ALL THE TIME. If your last blockbuster was a big-budget FLOP, you have to work even harder. There is a long list of former A-list stars.
Is it possible? YES. Is it Easy? NO.
Video (Youtube, instagram, facebook, etc.) allows our images and talent to cover the world. The first part of your question should be, “what skills that I may possess will be attractive to a producer, that I can demonstrate competently over the internet”? (And keep asking yourself that, and be grateful for your supporters and followers).
For the “how to do it” part, you have to develop your acting chops, promote yourself, make videos, make a “demo reel”, and put yourself out there. Also get traditional headshots (8×10 photographs). Consider emailing headshots and your resume to casting agents for review.
If you have the means, schedule a trip and make appointments with agents, casting directors, and anyone who will meet with you, etc., and FOLLOW UP! Send thank you notes, etc.
How To Audition Internationally – Backstage
How can foreign actors work in the U.S.? • r/acting – Reddit Forum
Some rules may be changing, due to politics, but ambition and talent can transcend borders and make friends, fans, and admirers worldwide!
Break a leg! (Laudatory actors salutation)
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