Here’s an interesting article from The Playlist:
It is indeed shocking that the list of truly bankable movie stars is the same as it was 10 years ago. Sure, during that time lots of films have made lots of money, some franchises have thrived, some actors have received handsome paydays that would indicate that they are movie stars – but audiences seem less receptive to seeing them in roles outside of the ones that made them well known.
We wish we had the answer – but it goes back to nobody knows anything.
What it does mean though, is that it is an exciting time to be an actor – recent hits like CHRONICLE and PROJECT X that have succeeded without movie star names means there’s never been a better time for talented actors to secure leading roles.
It will still take hard work, smart choices and some luck – but it’s all up for grabs.