Before we begin with our discussion on Asian stars, it is imperative indeed for us to set a clear distinction on the categories on film acting. Giannetti (2008) gives us the four categories on which the art of film acting can be categorized:
- Extras - actors who are used to provide a sense of crowd (i.e. cast of thousands).
- Nonprofessional performers- amateur players chosen because of their authentic appearance -they look right for a given part.
- Trained professionals- stage and screen performers capable of playing variety of roles (majority of actors fall in this category).
- Stars - famous performers and are widely recognized by the public.
There are hot men, and there are hot Asian men.