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Old 12-17-09, 10:22 PM
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Collin Ferrell seems to do more passion/artsy projects
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I don't think most people understand the question as the OP presented it.

Star vehicles are films that were made to create a star: someone the studio signed recently or someone that was previously close to an unknown starring in their own movie. If you're a supporting character or a villain or anything like that, it's not a star vehicle. The movie has to be about the star's character. More often than not, the movie is created/written for that actor in mind.

A lot of the responses here seem to be to "Name a famous person and a bad movie they were in."
I think another requirement for a star vehicle is that the name has to be above the title.
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Old 12-18-09, 06:05 AM
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Old 12-18-09, 07:33 AM
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Why does he have glasses on BEFORE he puts the glasses on?
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Sam Worthington... too early to tell. But he really had no charisma in Terminator Salvation. Maybe Avatar will showcase him but I don't see it.
Funny, he's the ONLY one who seemed memorable in that movie. Bale was one-note the entire movie, the kid who played Reese didn't have much screen time, and then I dont know what
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Old 12-18-09, 12:30 PM
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Why does he have glasses on BEFORE he puts the glasses on?
Someone's future is so bright, they ALWAYS need shades.

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Old 12-18-09, 06:27 PM
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whatever happened with Claire Daines? She was on a great track to stardom and then I guess Brokedown Palace and Mod Squad happened. Anyone know what she's been up to now?
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whatever happened with Claire Daines? She was on a great track to stardom and then I guess Brokedown Palace and Mod Squad happened. Anyone know what she's been up to now?
Recently: Me and Orson Welles, Stardust, and Evening. She was actually one of the lead actresses for Stardust, sharing that honor with Sienna Miller.

Also in Shopgirl with Steve Martin, The Family Stone, The Hours, and she was also Kate Brewster in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
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unfortunately i have a feeling this might end up being one....
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Vin Diesel was in Pitch Black, The Fast and the Furious, and XXX. He was being pitched as a future star. But now he's the new Van Damme.
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Originally Posted by Perkinsun Dzees View Post
David Caruso - Jade
Judd Nelson - Blue City
Jeremy London - Mallrats
Chris O'Donnell - Batman & Robin
Rachel Leigh Cook - Josie and the Pussycats
Justine Bateman - Satisfaction
Geena Davis - Cutthroat Island
Anthony Michael Hall - Out of Bounds
C. Thomas Howell - Soul Man


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I can't agree with that. She was a leading lady years before Cutthroat Island.
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Old 12-21-09, 09:25 AM
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While he had been working for years and was even nominated for a supporting Oscar years before, I would say Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line. That was really the first time a movie was really put on his back and promoted him as the top star, with Reese Witherspoon right under him. He has had a few flicks after that, but nothing has come close to WTL. I still don't buy him as a lead actor, I never have for some reason. I don't know if his lack of success is because others still feel like me, or his on decision when he decided to act goofy.

Speaking of him, has he even been in the news for anything at all lately? Other than "crazy moments of 2009" lists here at the end of the year?

I could sit here and make an arguement that M. Night Shyamalan films slow down careers, if not stop them. The only problem with that is that his films are more about M. Night's own ego than actually trying to promote any one or two stars for the most part. Heck, I could tie it all back to Joaquin Phoenix if I really wanted to.
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Old 12-21-09, 10:18 AM
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Recently: Me and Orson Welles, Stardust, and Evening. She was actually one of the lead actresses for Stardust, sharing that honor with Sienna Miller.
Nah, she was THE leading lady in that film. Miller was a supporting role.
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