Alex I – Star System

Christine Gledhill and Richard Dyer’s Star Theories

Case Study


Well, this one is easy. Sylvester Stallone is beyond star status – he is seen as a cultural icon. If you sign up (for free) for jStor, you can read any of the articles in this book about his status as an icon.

The Do-Over

Adam Sandler is definitely an example of Star as Commodity – here is an article that talks about why he was signed up for a four film deal with Netflix.


This film doesn’t have artists that are a big draw. This article talks about the decision behind choosing to include a star or an unknown actor.