Definition of movie star in English:

movie star


North American
  • An actor or actress who is famous for playing leading roles in films.

    ‘she is one of the world's biggest movie stars’
    • ‘By 1934, William Powell was already a famous movie star.’
    • ‘Hope's astounding popularity as a movie star had waned by the late 1950s.’
    • ‘Hepburn was a movie star with great drawing power; Andrews was untested as a movie draw.’
    • ‘Walter was a very satisfying villain - and might well have become a legitimate horror movie star if someone had seen his potential.’
    • ‘Today, media superstars, including sports heroes, pop divas and movie stars, are at the forefront of news and pop culture.’
    • ‘The world-renowned television and movie star unveiled himself as a fine artist at this celebration.’
    • ‘Since the age of six, she dreamed of becoming a great movie star.’
    • ‘Lee's career was an amazing one, divided as it was into two great phases - the movie star days and the daytime soap opera days.’
    • ‘He has witnessed strong sales of the iconic, black-and-white photos of classic Hollywood movie stars and sports heroes.’
    • ‘Murphy is an impressive new movie star - appealing, vulnerable, and intelligent.’