Being a celebrity can be a daunting task, even if your fans fall in love with your performances or personality. Whether your favorite celebrities play the bad guy in a box office hit or they’re lying on a bed hooked up to oxygen equipment, we get sucked in to the movies that they act in, because they add their own unique touch to the film. This begs the question of why we get attached to certain celebrities, but not to others. Do some actors have special traits that make them stand out from the rest, or are we drawn to fall in love with certain celebrities for other reasons? It is difficult to say why people are compelled to fall in love with certain actors and not others, but to better understand this question and its answer, perhaps we should take a closer look at some of the actors that ended up having long prosperous careers in film and television.
When people think of prosperous actors that they absolutely love, Morgan Freeman often comes to mind. From his role as Red in Stephen King’s acclaimed film, Shawshank Redemption to his talented acting in Along Came A Spider, Morgan Freeman has dazzled audiences far and wide with his matter of fact approach to acting genius. However, one thing that stands out more than other aspects of Freeman’s acting career is that he has a unique and memorable voice. The low story telling tones of Freeman’s voice is both soothing and inviting, adding an extra special twist to why people come to love his films.
The sometimes creepy and socially deviant Jack Nicholson, from his work in Stephen King’s, The shining, to later roles, as in Anger Management and The Bucket List, have drawn audiences far and wide to see his films. Though Nicholson also possesses a unique stage voice, it is hard to imagine that his voice alone is the reason people flock to see his films. From early roles, such as One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Nicholson has come to deliver a performance that is hard to duplicate. Even when he is not trying, Jack Nicholson is able to deliver an ominous sense of sinister undertone to his characters, which has become something of a trademark across his lengthy career.
Whether he is playing Gordon Gekko on the movie Wall Street, or he is slipping into the two-thousand dollar pair of shoes as Nicholas Van Orten in The Game, you can always expect Michael Douglas to provide you with a man in a suit with a twist and a few business tricks up his sleeve. Douglas is simply one of those actors who can pull off fictitious corporate types who always seems to have an opportunistic power play strategy that helps him get what he wants. Where this sort of character flaw may turn people off in the real world, it has tended to serve Michael Douglas well in his long acting career, perhaps because he fits into these roles so exceptionally well.
Why do we fall in love with these celebrities? The answer may simply be because their acting styles can take us places that our otherwise ordinary lives would not be able to carry us. Maybe it is because they enjoy playing these roles as much as we enjoy watching them from afar.