Everything is comparable. Another reason to repeat this statement came immediately after Tony Curtis death, one of the last of the old actor race. In fact, that it was just another race, we have no doubt, just look at the pictures of Hollywood era pillars which are now commonly called "golden". Telling the truth, comparing those actors with current stars on red tracks, despite all of the same diamonds and glossy perfection, today actors are highly comminuted.
It is difficult to articulate what exactly are these differences. Of course, not the level of acting. In today's Hollywood is no less real talent, oversee the work which is admired on the brink of orgasm.
Rather, it is that elusive "something" be erected between us, devouring popcorn, and them, shining on the screen, an insurmountable wall that separates the world of dreams of the everyday routine. In an era of platinum blondes and laconic gentlemen, they became symbols of the sexual revolution and fashion icon, caused mass hysteria imitations, became presidents' favorites and managed to stay young, dying from an overdose of sleeping pills or just leaving the shadow in the memory of viewers.
Who can remember very old Gregory Peck or Clark Gable? Perhaps someone will remember 60-year-old Audrey Hepburn or 50-year-old Vivien Leigh? Can we compare the most beautiful woman in Hollywood Angelina Jolie with Marilyn Monroe?
Words and definitions are useless. Just look at them at the zenith of their glory, in order to understand how infinitely simple and trite their current successors. Even the most titled, even sexy.
And one more. Wolfgang Pettersen film "Troy" is very remarkable. It is not because the director succeeded especially deeply into the legacy of Homer. Because in this picture have met those same two races in the form of Brad Pitt and Peter O `Tool a star in the shining sunset, fine actor with Apollo appearance.