On June 30, Bill Simmons posted a good read on Grantland about movie stars and how perceived success is the name of the game in Hollywood – that is, many people we consider to be movie stars aren’t really stars. That got me to thinking… what exactly IS a movie star?
I thought about having a round table discussion about this, but then I figured, why not just get into a shouting match with my friends? So I present myself, Cousin D & Midtown Mo discussing what a movie star is.
(Note: We were driving in a colossal rainstorm, so the background sound you here is literally the rain hitting the car.)
For those of you of mobile devices and such who want to listen, click here.
Update: According to the-numbers.com, Johnny Depp’s movies have grossed more worldwide than Will Smith’s movies. However, the original discussion starts as, “Who has more money?” If you look at the Will Smith site, he’s made a percentage of the gross revenue from four movies. Add that to his salary and Smtih has made $463,394,309.60 in his career. Now, if Depp has that same deal with these Pirates movies, then I lose, lol.