Acting : Why is the "Star Wars" track record filled with underachievers and stalled acting careers? Big box office ironies . . . by LindaAnn Loschiavo

LindaAnn Loschiavo

Why is the "Star Wars" track record filled with underachievers and stalled acting careers? Big box office ironies . . .

Call it a double-edged lightsaber. Every actor in Hollywood chases Star Wars, hoping the gig will provide instant A-list entree. But the Star Wars track record is filled with underachievers and stalled careers. Six movies in, the franchise has spawned just one megastar: Harrison Ford. "The problem is, when you are in such a massive franchise — and there's no bigger franchise than Star Wars — a lot of moviegoers look at an actor and only can see the character they played in it," says Phil Contrino, analyst at Boxoffice.com. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-more-star-wars-actors-783949

Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Haven't Become Stars
Why More 'Star Wars' Actors Haven't Become Stars
by Tatiana Siegel, Borys Kit This story first appeared in the April 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Call it a double-edged lightsaber. Every actor in Hollywood chases Star Wars, hoping th…
Owen Mowatt

Nice little read. I always wondered what happened to the guy who played Jar Jar Binks!

LindaAnn Loschiavo

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Jar-Jar Binks: Ooh mooey mooey I love you! Qui-Gon Jinn: You almost got us killed! Are you brainless? Jar-Jar Binks: I spake! Qui-Gon Jinn: The ability to speak does not make you intelligent. Now get out of here.

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