What is another word for matinee idol?

62 synonyms found


[ mˈatənˌe͡ɪ ˈa͡ɪdə͡l], [ mˈatənˌe‍ɪ ˈa‍ɪdə‍l], [ m_ˈa_t_ə_n_ˌeɪ ˈaɪ_d_əl]

How to use "Matinee idol" in context?

When most people think of a "matinee idol," they likely think of someone like Mickey Rooney, Doris Day, or Betty Grable. Actors who starred in low-budget movies that were often shown before feature-length films in theaters. But in recent years, the term "matinee idol" has been used more interchangeably with the term "walk-on" or "nugget." That's because there has been a surge in popularity of indie and B-movie actors who appear in small roles in films, often for free, in order to gain some exposure and hopefully, find a more significant role later on.

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