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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: A real or imaginary list of the most celebrated or sought-after individuals, especially in show business. And from Wikipedia: A-list is a term that alludes to ...


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My clear choice for winner here is IMDB: Traci Lords, who resents her "ex-adult star" title.If she's not the first to leave the industry, she's clearly the most famous.


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Well, without narrowing it down slightly, this is an extremely broad topic as there is no specification as to what type of actors, locations, etc. I will address this from the point of view of SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild union in the United States. For example, SAG-AFTRA has rate sheets available on their website that spell out the hourly rate for ...


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I would assume that the most important reason is that there isn't an alternative to child actors in movies, TV-series etc., whereas in most/all other cases the job can be executed by an adult. Moreover not all child labor is prohibited: These laws do not consider all work by children as child labour; exceptions include work by child artists, supervised ...


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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 industry standard in Hollywood and is part of a larger guide called "James Ulmer's Hot List", in which he defines an actor's starpower as a measurement of: ...


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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 their negotiation. Background actors (aka extras) tend not to be paid more. SAG rules and industry standards do not pay extra for nude extras. But one recent ...


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While child acting is allowed, it is not unregulated. In the US, the activities of child actors are regulated by the governing labor union & also by federal law and state law if it exists. Longer work hours or risky stunts are prohibited in California. However to evade this filmmakers often shoots such scenes outside. Especially in California there are ...


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This probably shouldn't count because it doesn't meet your first criterion, but I think it is notable. Sylvester Stallone's first film was a (soft-core) adult film called The Party at Kitty and Stud's (1970) (a.k.a. Italian Stallion). He only did it because he was very desperate for money so I wouldn't call him an adult actor.


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TV has become, in the opinion of many Directors/Actors, the most creatively fertile ground. In the last few years we have seen an exodus of talent from Hollywood, and those who have left have been so provoked by the current climate of film making they have felt the need to not only abandon the Hollywood system, but make public declarations as to their ...


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Good question! The reason why child labor was made illegal was because under-aged children were being misused into doing hard physical labor. Poverty was one of the main reasons for this. Child labor was robbing children of their education and the children were forced into it. The difference between a child working at an auto repair workshop and a child ...


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Robin Williams was a king of "Improvisational" comedy, where he can take a subject or event (or even a prop) and spout funny lines or impressions off the top of his head. One must be entirely quick-witted to excel in Improv, which is one of the reasons it's a difficult art to master (and most clips of Williams' work will confirm he did, in fact, Master that ...


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From tupaki.com Speaking in a interview, Roja once commented what will Kamal Haasan's films will have other than kissing scenes with heroines and that's the reason she never got the chance to work with the versatile actor. Roja was once asked what was her feelings working for the first time with Rajinikanth in the movie ‘Ulaipali’ during a media ...


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I do not believe this question is inherently answerable. While we know of successful actors who "Ascribe" to "The Method" we don't have a full list nor we do really have a list of actors who don't. You'd have to basically research each "Successful/Awarded" actor to get their comments on this acting approach. (I suggest using "Inside the Actor's Studio" as ...


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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. Vin diesels limitation I believe comes from most of his success has been with the fast and furious movies that have such a large cast of prominent actor and ...


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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 condition by medical professionals. There is also a legal definition of insanity. On IMDB I count 65 feature films or made for TV movies with Jack Nicholson in them. ...


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First of all, I have to say that the following is largely based on my own observations and deductions in contrast to elaborate research, and to be seen in addition, if not intertwined, with the reasons presented in the other ansers. I think a big factor is also the question of availability and distribution. As far as I can see, it wasn't until the advent of ...


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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" -- but I'm not a participant in the profits. Also checkout around 6:58 of the video. And his net worth is estimated to be ...


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Taking Daniel's answer into account, yes, principal actors will likely be salaried. Day Players[1] & Supporting Artists [SA's] on the other hand, are usually paid by the hour, so any additional time spent in makeup is simply a part of their contracted day. The rules are different for UK/US & presumably other countries, but essentially, their day ...


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I realize this is an old question, but I randomly came across it and thought I could help out. Look up what movies this person has done in the past, and contact the casting director from some of those movies. They usually have great relationships with talent and their management. Hire the casting director that can get you the connection. It also helps to ...


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