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One star is not enough, two stars are better, but how many movie stars should a film have? Could too many stars be “blinding”?

Unfortunately when many famous actors play in a movie it is likely an average one, although this is not always the case. Too much budget spent on the actors’ payment and less on the writer? Perhaps. Or the script was already “poor” so plenty of stars were needed to lighten it up. Maybe it is difficult to make all these celebrities cooperate. It could also be the case that the actors are having so much fun during the shooting which finally can’t be passed through the lens.

On the other hand there are amazing movies with lots of famous stars which are already or will become all time classics. Anyway, if the all-star movie you just watched was an average one, at least you have enjoyed gazing your favorite stars. So, here is CinemaFriend’s list of movies with (too?) many stars:

  • From Here to Eternity (1953) – Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Frank Sinatra
  • The Great Escape (1963)Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn
  • Pret-a-porter (1994)Sophia Lauren, Marcello Mastroianni, Kim Basinger, Julia Roberts, Tim Robbins, Lauren Bacall, Cher, Stephen Rea, Rupert Everett, Forest Whitaker, Francois Cluzet
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Elliot Gould, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac
  • Love Actually (2003)Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth,¬† Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Rowan Atkinson, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Bill Nighy, Martine McCutcheon
  • Ocean’s Twelve (2004) – George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Elliot Gould, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac
  • The Departed (2006)Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Walberg, Martin Sheen, Alec Baldwin
  • Ocean’s Thirteen (2007) – George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, Elliot Gould, Don Cheadle, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac
  • New York I love you (2009)Bradley Cooper, Andy Garcia, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Christina Ricci, Ethan Hawke, Shia LaBeouf, Maggie Q, Robin Wright Penn, Julie Christie, John Hurt
  • The Expendables (2010)Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Eric Roberts
  • Little Fockers (2010)Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Harvey Keitel, Jessica Alba
  • Contagion (2011)Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne
  • New Year’s Eve (2011)Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara
  • Dark Knight rises (2012)Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman
  • The Expendables 2 (2012) – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Liam Hemsworth, Randy Couture, Terry Crews¬†
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