Definition of film star in English:

Share this entry

film star


An actor or actress who is famous for playing leading roles in films.
Example sentences
  • Mel was the kind of man who I thought would be a film star.
  • My dentist told me that for that price I could have a set of teeth like a Hollywood film star.
  • You mostly have to be good if you want to be a film star, but you don't become a film star just by being good.
actor, actress, film actor/actress, leading man, leading woman, leading lady, lead, principal, performer, starlet;
celebrity, celebutante, star, famous actor/actress, personality, household name, superstar;
North American  movie star
informal celeb
dated matinee idol
British informal luvvie

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: film star

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.