Poll Sug: Complete This Sentence."The Movie Star is a Thing of the Past?!? Try Telling That to _____!"

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On the list page at http://www.imdb.com/list/ls068720925/...
"Thanks to Peter who referred me to this BBC article, http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/2016...
"The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films" which, in passing, states, "Some film journalists even think the movie star is a thing of the past." Which one of these currently working actors/actresses would you throw into these journalists' face as proof as a modern bonafide movie star? Each made at least five films as the lead role and made a film within the last two years as star or 2nd lead. (I prefer two or three movies within the last five years).oh voice over in animated movies count too."
What is not on that page is oblviously the list is weak on new young faces and on actresses. Obliviously the opening description needs severe editing. Should I separate the sexes and make this an actor's list and another an actress's list? Should some be removed.
Anyway, please limit yourself to one actor and actress suggestion per post here so that as many as possible can suggest names for the remaining spots.
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'...the younger generation...'

they have no clue because most of them wear blinders to anything before their time...

they have no idea what good movies or good music is...and sadly, they don't wanna know...
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True, sometimes the passage of time shows what is good and not and experience gain with time enables older people to see immediately the crap from the quality stuff.
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But now, I am asking both Rock-o and Albstein, "Do you have any recommendations for the list and suggestions to add. One actor and actress per post please.
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Added blus Sandra Bullock and Denzel washington
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gotta go with two classics ...al pacino and meryl streep...
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Ooops, I forgot Tom Hanks and Harrison Ford. I'm now putting my head in a blender and switching it on! Just joking.
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Fun.

I think what people mean when they talk about the decline of movie stars is the ability of one name to make a movie a hit or even to just get a film made.

I'll suggest Nicole Kidman and Scarlett Johansson.
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Good picks. Added.
Point noted. But I also think the point is being made about name recognition which is apart of being able to make a movie a hit in the name on the marquee being able to draw the audience into see the movie. But then their are the people on this list that don't seam to have a problem drawing the crowds.
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Tom Cruise.  Nice idea.  I would have liked to see Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt in this too, they're not doing so hot.
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I thought I had them already on there. They are on now.
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Dwayne Johnson
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Added.
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Only two spots left. Also I need an editor to trim that description paragraph down.

Hey Jen, you are unusually quite. Any picks for the last two before someone else snatchs them?
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'Nice idea!

FYC:
Natalie Portman
Will Smith

In just an hour or so I'll take a look at that paragraph and suggest some "trimmings," like you asked. :-)
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I had trimmed it. Your comments were very influential. Great idea to use the Get Satisfaction decussion page as the place to post the guidelines on the list and not on the list page itself.
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Oh, oops -- I didn't know you had already trimmed it but I did think that the intro wasn't that long. I'm glad my comments were a bit helpful, though. :)
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To me, it was.
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I think movie stars is a thing of the past in the sense that it wasn't just about money power, box-office grosses driven by one name, media coverage or some social and political relevance stars seemed (more or less genuinely). Edward G. Robinson didn't need Oscar nominations to be a star, not to mention... Marilyn Monroe.

Yesterday's stars were more than actors, they were faces, attitudes, icons, they defined archetypes, mindsets, dreams that are still relevant today. Bogart, Cagney, John Wayne, Astaire and Rogers, Mastroianni, Toshiro Mifune, Lino Ventura, Gabin, it wasn't a Hollywood thing, it was a Cinema thing.

No doubt Tom Cruise and Leo are stars, but when you think of Cruise, you gotta take the worst with the best, when you think of Leo, you also have this image of a forty-something playboy who enjoys his wealth and good locks can have any girl with a snap of fingers, and today, star actresses feels the need to make everything a matter of "men vs. women" (not the same wages, representation etc.) It's like either stars are judged or judges.

I know there were trashy tabloids in the past, drugs and sex in Hollywood and it wasn't was all stardust and dreams. But today, we have the Internet, Instagram and Twitter, fandom has turned into some 'hero worship', one is a feminist, one is a model for some community, just because they're stars, we give them some credit they don't always deserve because we live in an era that worships 'visibility', if you don't exist on the Net, you just don't exist and whatever you say might not matter.

Anyway, I'm not sure where I side exactly in this "star" issue but what I feel is that today, we love stars because we wish we could live like them or be them 'as stars', but for the stars of the past, we wish we could be them, as persons or "characters".

PS: I just saw a film for the first time, 1923' Safety Last, yes, they don't make movies like they used to be, I'm not sure any movie star would pull such stunts as Harold Lloyd did, now, that's one hell of a dedication he showcased in his film. 
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Thanks to Peter who referred me to this BBC article: "The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films," which states, "Some film journalists even think the movie star is a thing of the past." Which one of these currently working actors would you present to the journalists as proof of a modern bonafide movie star? Each made at least five films as the lead role and made a film within the last two years as star or 2nd lead.  Voice over in animated movies counts too.

Discuss it here ( Click Here) after you've had a throw-down with the journalists.

I trimmed a bit like you requested, including the following:

1.) I removed "actresses" because "actors" can, and, except in awards' shows, often is used for both men and women. 

2.) You can shorten it a bit more by omitting "(Click Here)" and just hyperlinking "Discuss it here."

3.)I took out "(I prefer two or three movies within the last five years)" because that's important for people making suggestions on the GS thread to know, but not necessary for someone voting. Perhaps you could post that on this thread in a list of guidelines. If you want to make the intro shorter still, you could also take out "Each made at least five films as the lead role and made a film within the last two years as star or 2nd lead.  Voice over in animated movies counts too." and move those to the list of guidelines, as well, and then direct the voter to the GS thread if they wish to see the guidelines. You could write something like "See the guidelines or discuss it here after you've had a throw-down with the journalists." 

Another way to keep it briefer would be to start with "The BBC article, "The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films," states, "Some..." and instead acknowledge Peter on this GS thread, either in a new post, or adding it to the original post, or, if you post guidelines, putting it there, perhaps in bold.

I hope this helped. I'm an English instructor and, it's really odd, but I kind of miss editing now that it's summer and I'm not currently teaching, so thanks for giving me a chance to practice editing, lol. 
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You are welcome.
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Peter, thank you for referring the article to me that inspired this poll.
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The entire Actor's Guild.
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I love that answer but unfortunately I don't have a means to put that on the list because this is a people list and not an image list. An image list would have allowed me to put that on the list. Sorry.
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Dang.