Is Hollywood recasting the same actors — instead of taking a chance on new talent? Are some actors becoming typecast and overused?

One of the ways a studio takes a mediocre script and tries to make it profitable is by bringing in known stars to boost the attendance at the theaters.

Box Office Philosophy: Philosophy Articles on Hollywood Cinema

– Amazon books

This increases the cost of the film, but will attract more people because they follow these actors and/or expect a good production if they are in it. However, it does not make movies profitable;

A Big Star May Not a Profitable Movie Make — NY Times

Typecast (Hollywood Stardust Book 1) — Amazon books

Sadly, this is a recurring theme in Hollywood, some actors don’t bring in the box office but get a lot of work. (maybe it’s their agents)?

Predicting Movie Success at the Box Office — Amazon books

Big Stars May Not Bring Box Office Bucks — ABC News
Why Movie Stars Still Exist Despite Their Lack of Box Office Appeal — Film school rejects

Tyler Perry Gets it:

Tyler Perry Movies — Budget Vs Box Office: Tables, Charts & Notes (Actors’ Scorecard Series Book 2) — Amazon books

Forbes puts the list into perspective:
Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actors 2017 — Forbes

Some A-list actors are regurgitated at every opportunity, and they often compete and audition for roles that they may not be at all suited for, leveraging their resume and celebrity for leading roles.
Rather than be annoyed, enjoy the film(s), and consider watching lesser-known and film festival award winning films to see fresh faces and new ideas.

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