Christine Gledhill and Richard Dyer’s Star Theories
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.
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.