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How important are actors and actresses to society?

We are always talking about them, but exactly how important on a scale of 0 to 10 would you rate actors to society? Discuss.

by Anonymousreply 1505/08/2013

Story tellers have always been an important part of the culture of any society. Though I would say talented directors/screenwriters are more important than actors that just bring to life someone else's imagination.

by Anonymousreply 105/08/2013

What a strange, high-school level question.

by Anonymousreply 205/08/2013

As important as a screen door on a submarine.

by Anonymousreply 305/08/2013

More important than suits, less important than writers.

by Anonymousreply 405/08/2013

Pioneer Lillian Gish said it best in her AFI Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech. She must have been quite the character.

by Anonymousreply 505/08/2013

If there were no actors, there would be suicide amongst Broadway theater queens whose entire existence depends on others believing that they know about an actor's life. So, to the queens, actors are their salvation.

by Anonymousreply 605/08/2013

[quote]how important on a scale of 0 to 10

Would you accept fractions?

by Anonymousreply 705/08/2013

it depends on the actor

by Anonymousreply 805/08/2013

R7, sure.

by Anonymousreply 905/08/2013

11

by Anonymousreply 1005/08/2013

OP I think you mean "celebrities" as opposed to "actors." Celebrities are actually very important to our society, they have an important sociological function, otherwise they would not be "famous."

by Anonymousreply 1105/08/2013

13

by Anonymousreply 1205/08/2013

All cultures throughout history have had storytellers. It is an integral part of human existence.

Are the Kardashians an important part of this? No. Is Meryl? Yes.

Just use some common sense, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1305/08/2013

We tell people how to eat and live. We are a vital part of the ecosystem.

by Anonymousreply 1405/08/2013

Much, much less important than they think they are.

by Anonymousreply 1505/08/2013
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