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movie star Line breaks: movie star

Definition of movie star in English:


chiefly 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
More example sentences
  • By 1934, William Powell was already a famous movie star.
  • 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.

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