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machine à vendre

English translation: box office draw

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08:58 Jul 9, 2008
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Journalism
French term or phrase: machine à vendre
Hi

One of three types of actor:

"Jeunes premiers, idoles oscarisées et machines à vendre"

So far I have "money-spinners", maybe "box-office money-spinners" - No Oscars but KudoZ and thanks ;-)
Sandra Petch
Local time: 20:18
English translation:box office draw
Explanation:
I'm sure when shows or films have a really high-profile, in demand actor they refer to them being a real box-office draw.
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Marisa Aitken
Local time: 19:18
Grading comment
And the winner is...
Thank you Marisa.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
box office draw


Explanation:
I'm sure when shows or films have a really high-profile, in demand actor they refer to them being a real box-office draw.

Marisa Aitken
Local time: 19:18
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
And the winner is...
Thank you Marisa.
Notes to answerer
Asker: A quick google says you are right! Works for films and actors...


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mill2
23 mins

agree  La Classe
31 mins

agree  Tony M: Some of them might also be described as 'milch-cows', but I expect they'd resent that ;-))
55 mins
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