star-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: to have or be a leading performer or character

He starred in two BBC series in 2005.
The film stars a cast of Chinese actors led by veteran Yang Kuei-mei.
Going through puberty while starring on the popular sitcom proved problematic.
She wrote horror stories in junior high that starred characters from her favorite rock bands.
He starred the sexy siren in an unglamorous roll in the film drama Two Women.

VerbNet: captain-29.8-1-1
FrameNet: Performers_and_roles
PropBank: star.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: mark with a star

Linguists star unacceptable sentences.
Please star the best phone number to reach you.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3