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She must be fit and healthy, with a clean criminal record and a "chest girth" of up to cm. Russia's biggest TV channel has launched a competition to find a woman to star in what it hopes will be the first feature film shot in space. Partnering with Russian space agency Roscosmos, Channel One aims to find a leading lady for the movie - provisionally titled "Challenge" - which will begin filming at the International Space Station ISS in October And in a space race for the 21st century, the project is vying to pip movie star Tom Cruise to the post after he announced he would be teaming up with NASA and Elon Musk 's SpaceX to film the first narrative feature outside the Earth's atmosphere at around the same time. The casting announcement for the role says a "a real superhero" is required for the part, someone who wants to "go to the stars… at the same time as becoming a big international star". While the successful applicant does not have to be a professional actress, she does have to be aged between 25 and 40, stand between and cm tall, weigh between 50 and 70kg and have a "chest girth" of up to cm. Additionally, she must be pretty fit, and able to run 1km in three and a half minutes or less, swim m freestyle in 20 minutes and dive from a three-metre springboard with an impressive technique. Perhaps unsurprisingly, only Russian citizens will be considered. As part of the initial screening, each applicant must also send a screen test in which they read Russian poet Alexander Pushkin's famous letter from Tatyana to Eugene Onegin in his novel.
A movie star also known as a film star or cinema star is an actor or actress who is famous for their starring, or leading, roles in movies. In the early days of silent movies , the names of the actors and actresses appearing in them were not publicized or credited because producers feared this would result in demands for higher salaries. By , actresses such as Florence Lawrence and Mary Pickford were already widely recognized, although the public remained unaware of their names. The Independent Moving Pictures Company promoted their "picture personalities", including Florence Lawrence and King Baggot , by giving them billing , credits and a marquee. Promotion in advertising led to the release of stories about these personalities to newspapers and fan magazines as part of a strategy to build brand loyalty for their company's actors and films. By the s, Hollywood film company promoters had developed a "massive industrial enterprise" that "
CNN Sean Connery was a movie star, like few before him and practically no one since. Made famous by the role of Bond, James Bond, the Oscar-winning actor established himself as much more than just , although his standard-setting work in that role is surely the most indelible aspect of his screen legacy. More Videos Sean Connery dead at 90 Connery -- who died at the age of 90 -- was surely helped by his striking good looks, which included being anointed in the Mr. Scotland bodybuilding competition before landing the role of Bond, playing the suave British spy in seven movies, beginning with "Dr. No" in In a way, though, the actor didn't fully prove himself -- and establish a career characterized by longevity as well as quality -- until the aftermath of leaving the spy series although he would play Bond once again in the aptly titled "Never Say Never Again" , during a dazzling stretch in the mids.