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Old 12-18-2007, 06:17 PM   #1
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Not sure what section of the forum to put this, but - I was thinking about leads (male and female) that not only can act, but can help turn that light to green... any thoughts?
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:19 PM   #2
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I was thinking about leads (male and female) that not only can act, but can help turn that light to green... any thoughts?
For what purpose?
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:25 AM   #3
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Will Smith.

He's certainly the most popular African American actor working today, undoubtedly.
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Old 12-23-2007, 07:23 AM   #4
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Race doesn't even enter into it. Will Smith is popular, period. His box office record speaks for itself and cuts across a huge variety of demographics.
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He's certainly the most popular African American actor working today, undoubtedly.
Denzel and Jamie Foxx beg to differ. Will doesn't have Oscar, you know!
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Old 12-23-2007, 11:06 AM   #6
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Those actors with their own production companies can obviously help greenlight projects if they can afford them...Mel Gibson, Reese Witherspoon, etc.

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Old 12-23-2007, 12:40 PM   #7
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For lower budget movies, far less famous actors can help get you funding because they help get overseas distribution or whatever.

But I don't know what actors precisely would help in that regard -- if you can talk to producers or distributors they'd be able to give you some names.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:22 PM   #8
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I think Will Smith has taken over Tom Cruise as the actor you could guarantee would give you a big B.O. opening.
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:46 PM   #9
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Will Smith is the number one movie star in the world, period.

A question about "what stars will help my movie get made" is kinda tough to answer if no one knows what roles you're trying to cast.
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Will Smith is the number one movie star in the world, period.

A question about "what stars will help my movie get made" is kinda tough to answer if no one knows what roles you're trying to cast.
He is. I just can't get over the fact that I met him in a studio when I was fourthteen with Jeff. He was a rapper! How is he the number one actor in the world and he NEVER planned on acting. Unbelieveable!
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