Hollywood has always been a male-dominant film industry. Women actors have worked quite hard to get recognized in the movies. Very few movies have featured female actors in a memorable role. Thankfully, things are changing now! New movie stories are promoting women as a leader, warrior, and dedicated lover.
Movies like Mad Max: Fury Road, Kill Bill, Hunger Games, Wonder Woman, and Captain Marvel have proved that an actress can draw the audience to the theatres. Since then, more and more producers and directors have been investing in stories that empower female actors! The 21st century seems pretty great for female actors!
Male-dominant classic movies:
Hollywood movies have been entertaining people since the early 20th century. The journey had begun with “In Old California”. That time, male actors used to get better roles in the movies and they also charged quite expensive fees for their hard work.
Female actors weren’t getting a handsome salary because they were featured as a supporting character. Still, actresses like Joan Crawford, Mae West, Bette Davis, Anna Magnani, and Faye Dunaway managed to draw people’s attention.
Their immense talent forced writers to create stories in which the lead character does not outshine their roles. Even, some directors took the risk of giving equal importance to women actors. Sometimes this risk brought huge returns and sometimes it didn’t work.
Classic movies released in the 70s and 80s gave women actors ample opportunities to endorse their talent and gain some fans. Many actresses grabbed available opportunities to put their best performances and became overnight sensations.
Women actors in modern movies:
Hollywood is known to be the world’s largest film industry. New filming techniques, new stories, and new characters have made Hollywood movies popular across the globe. The 21st century also came with great roles for female actors.
Since the early 21st century, female characters started getting the lead roles in big-budget movies. Directors started featuring female actors as the soul of the entire story. Not just movies but TV shows and web series also put female actors in the lead role. Women actors started to prove that they do not need a famous actor to make it a big hit. A flawless blend of their impeccable performance, beauty, and a great story was enough to sell millions of tickets across the globe.
Nowadays female actors can lead any Hollywood movie and leave an unforgettable impression on people’s minds. Fans also want to admire their charm and acting skills. Modern movie producers and directors are well aware of what people want. Therefore, women actors are getting great movie roles now!
The success of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel has proven that a talented actress can succeed on her own. She can work alone and force renowned male actors to appear as a supporting character in the movie.
Many directors are already filming movies like Tomb Raider, Black Widow, Cinderella, and other movies with renowned Hollywood actresses. They are ready to thrill and entertain you with their charm and action skills. You should also be ready to buy the movie tickets and support the emerging women actors of our era.