What happened to the Hollywood superstar?

They don’t exist, not in the sense they used to. The very few that exist are relics of a bygone era – Tom Cruise and the like – and they’re getting older. So is the moviegoing audience:

The audience is getting older also, along with the U.S. population, whose median age is up 8.5 years since 1980. Consequently, catering to middle-aged spectators and senior citizens is more rewarding for the makers of movies and TV. “Older audiences are fueling moviegoing right now”

More about aging movie stars, the challenges faced by young stars and what it means for Hollywood.

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