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What makes an actor an A-lister?

TL;DR "A-list" actors are exceptionally successful, their notoriety extends beyond the silver screen, and their name guarantees a box office hit. Long Explanation: As per Oxford Definition: ...
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What makes an actor an A-lister?

The terms "A-list" and "Bankable star" are intricately related, and basically revolve around how much profit an actor's role in a movie can bring in for a studio. The term "A-list" has become an ...
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Do actors get paid more for sexual/explicit scenes?

Generally this varies by actor or actress. Sex scenes get a very high level of negotiation, specifically detailing how much skin is shown, how long, what, when, etc. If they have a scene it's part of ...
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How many Clint Eastwood characters are war veterans?

Nearly half (45%) of Eastwood's credited film roles have him as a veteran or current serving member of the armed forces. There are only six films where he is positively confirmed not to have served in ...
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Do actors get paid if their digital image is used in a movie?

the tl;dr is that it's complicated. A lot of it depends on preexisting contracts and legislation, but a lot of laws are lagging behind the advancements being made in technology. Some studios and ...
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What makes an actor an A-lister?

I think a list is opinionated but ultimately the niche or typecast doesn't matter as much. During his prime, a movie Jim Carrey was in would be automatically considered a hit. Same for Adam Sandler. ...
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Why did Jennifer Lien change her accent away from her Chicago accent?

Why doesn't make for a good question, because each person's decision may be their own & apply to no-one else. Let me answer from a UK perspective, because that's the one I know best. The UK has in ...
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Why did Jennifer Lien change her accent away from her Chicago accent?

Her character in Voyager is an alien from a very distant planet that has never encountered humans before. It would harm the willing suspension of disbelief for such a character to have a Chicago ...
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In how many movies has Jack Nicholson played an insane/mentally compromised character?

First, a bit about insanity. Currently insanity is not a term used by the medical profession. It is used by people in general to refer to mental illnesses that are no longer grouped as a single ...
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How much is Stan Lee paid for his cameos in MCU films?

According to CNN, Lee said, I hate to admit this, but I do not share in the movie's profits. I just share in the interviews, in the glamour, in the people saying, "Wow, I love that movie, Stan" -- ...
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What makes an actor an A-lister?

I always thought of an "A-list" movie star as someone that is extremely popular (a broad cross section of the population knows their name). This influences their status as "bankable" stars because ...
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