Believing you are a star, as opposed to believing in your star, can be a sign of egomania. Susan Sontag, the late Jewish lesbian, believed contemporary culture is the creation of Jews and homosexuals. T.S. Eliot, on the other hand, following Action francaise, believed Jews and women were destroying civilization. You decide.
Dick was a star in the Sixties, but, compared to Muhammed Ali, Dick was a lightweight. On the other hand, Daryl Strawberry, one might say, was the Judy Garland of baseball. Rex Reed would sympathize with Judy but despise Daryl.
In Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Elizabeth the Cat loves a former athlete played by Paul Newman. But in the play wasn't Paul's character gay? Actors and athletes are valued in their youth. Taylor now sells perfume, Newman salad dressing. Does it smell like teen spirit? You don't see Rex Reed in the sports pages.