Senior HTF Member
- May 31, 2004
- Agua Verde
- Real Name
- Pike Bishop
He's not really doing billion dollar franchise movies but he's still one of the biggest stars on the planet.
No he's not and I like what he has chosen to do. I just think his name does not "sell' a picture or get enough people to show up that him being in it makes it an automatic hit. DiCaprio seems to be the last guy that can do this. Cruise used to be able to do it but I don't think he can anymore.
I think Pitt is a big "star" in that he is very well known. Can he carry a film in the financial sense, it seems not but then the thing is not many can.
Leo in terms of doing any kind of project and films for adults can and maybe Dwayne Johnson can in terms of carrying big budget pictures. Not sure who else is left after those two though.
That is part of why I was starting this conversation about actors. It is not like the days where they had a list of actors they could go down that all could sell the film Now they do try and take actors that have names people know and package them together to make the cast look big so people will come. However, that one lead actor that had his name on the poster and people would show up to see that guy...I think it may be down to just Leo and Dwayne now.