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The death of the concept of "Hollywood Movie Stars"?

Wouldn't it be great if there were no Brad Pitts or Angelina Jolies who get paid ludicrous amounts of money for their roles and have this wealth be more evenly distributed among movie stars. In other words, lowering the amount of money that a "movie star" could make so that most actor/actresses can come home with something.

Plus who cares for these movie stars, I've never found either Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie or even the much loved Jennifer Lawrence. I think other actors and actresses should be given a chance.

by Anonymousreply 1205/26/2013

[quote]Plus who cares for these movie stars

You don't. I don't. But, plenty of people do.

by Anonymousreply 105/26/2013

Then why are so many big name movie star movies flops?

by Anonymousreply 205/26/2013

[quote]I've never found either Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie or even the much loved Jennifer Lawrence.

Did they know you were looking for them?

by Anonymousreply 305/26/2013

SOCIALISM!!!

by Anonymousreply 405/26/2013

But, very few movies aren't flops, R2. Point taken, "star" vehicles flop regularly. But, so do non-star vehicles.

by Anonymousreply 505/26/2013

It's simple. Don't pay your hard earned bucks to go see these films. Hollywood runs on $$$$$ , if we stop supporting these over-paid/over-rated actors, eventually the message will get through. (although it will take time)

by Anonymousreply 605/26/2013

DL cares about movie stars. Half the posts here are about famous actors.

by Anonymousreply 705/26/2013

[quote]Wouldn't it be great if there were no Brad Pitts or Angelina Jolies who get paid ludicrous amounts of money for their roles and have this wealth be more evenly distributed among movie stars. In other words, lowering the amount of money that a "movie star" could make so that most actor/actresses can come home with something.

I'm scared that a human being actually thought this.

by Anonymousreply 805/26/2013

[quote]... if there were no [big stars] who get paid ludicrous amounts of money for their roles and have this wealth be more evenly distributed among movie stars. In other words, lowering the amount of money that a "movie star" could make so that most actor/actresses can come home with something.

OP, movie star salaries are not controlled by law. Companies that produce movies decide what to pay their stars based on how much money the companies think the movies will make. If a movie with Star A doesn't make much money, then Star A may get paid less for his/her next movie -- if a movie with Star B makes lots of money, then Star B may get paid more for his/her next movie.

It's just the law of supply & demand -- as long as companies think that the public will buy tickets to see certain stars, those stars will be highly paid.

by Anonymousreply 905/26/2013

[quote]I'm scared that a human being actually thought this.

Sarah, you're only allowed your one post at r4

by Anonymousreply 1005/26/2013

R9 is correct, those actors don't get millions as part of a capitalist plot, but because the studios think their presence will raise box-office takings.

And if they get paid less, it doesn't meant that other actors will get paid more. Hollywood has two alternatives to the Movie Star System: The studio system where actors are employees and get assigned roles, and the current system where actors are considered to be totally disposable.

That's here Hollywood is heading, BTW, towards treating actors as flashes in the pan who are thrown on the heap of unempooyable has-beens as soon as the suits decide they're not pulling enough ticket sales. Really, given a choice between movie stars getting big bucks and actors having their careers end in a few years, I'd rather see the actors have some power. If I like an actor, I'd rather the actor got more of the profits, and the suits less.

by Anonymousreply 1105/26/2013

Yes, Commissar. Because it has nothing to do with market forces, does it? It's all about those nasty actors.

Never mind what the producers, banks, investors and other money people make, right? You're just incensed about the front men and women? The people that the audiences actually enjoy seeing (whether your taste and theirs is the same).

You're so simple it never occurred to you that filmmaking and other entertainment production is a business, right?

Oh, your opinion is so valuable to us, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1205/26/2013
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