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    what is national actor?

    We Koreans call a famous actor "national actor".
    It's like Angelina Golie or Brad Pitt who are really famous receiving almost everyone's love in the nation. Some actor who's enjoying his or her popularity through every generation deserves such a title.

    Does English have such a title?

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    Re: what is national actor?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    We Koreans call a famous actor "national actor".
    It's like Angelina Golie or Brad Pitt who are really famous receiving almost everyone's love in the nation. Some actor who's enjoying his or her popularity through every generation deserves such a title.

    Does English have such a title?
    You'll probably find that in English countries, the concept of national heroes (among actors), or the cult of personality, is not as common as in some countries (such as India perhaps, where Bollywood actresses and actors are seen as Gods and Goddesses. There is no actor that 'almost everyone loves', and if there was, Angelina and Brad wouldn't be them.
    In Australia, we might profess to be proud of Nicole Kidman, Toni Collette, Russell Crowe (even though he's NZer), Hugh Jackman and others. But we wouldn't make bronze statues of them.

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    Re: what is national actor?

    When I was living in England, Girls Aloud were once called the national treasure on one of the shows I would watch evenings, but I can't seem to remember the name of that show. So I think that you could do the same with an actor or any other celebrity to convey a meaning of your national something.

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