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25 May 2015

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What is the difference between make a celebrity out of him and make him a celebrity ?Feel free to just provide example sentences.

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"I think it's the celebrity more than the martyrdom I think that's really attractive. If we're looking at what might cause more of it, it's not necessarily this case. It's like Rolling Stone, putting him on the cover and MAKING A CELEBRITY OUT OF HIM."
(about the Boston Marathon bomber)

I assume it just means "making him a celebrity" but are there any connotations when you use the "making something out of someone" structure?

I'd appreciate some examples along with explanation.
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