star2 past tense and past participle starred, present participle starring
if someone stars in a film, television show etc, they are one of the main characters in it
Eastwood starred in 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly'.
DeVito stars opposite Dreyfuss in the movie.
Hugh Grant stars as the romantic hero.
'The Freshman' was Brando's first starring role (=the most important part in a film) in ten years.
if a film, television show, or play stars someone, that person is one of the main characters in it [= feature]:
a film starring Meryl Streep
star somebody as ...
The movie starred Orson Welles as Harry Lime.
3 [transitive usually passive]
to put an asterisk (=a star-shaped mark) next to something written:
The starred items are available.