Autism Education Project

Becoming An Actor

To be an actor is a dream come true for many people. You have to do a lot of hard work to make it in Hollywood and to get noticed. You need good talent to have movie producers and television directors want you for their projects. This means you need to invest in your talents with education, practice and determination. You need tough skin to make it as an actor and push forward when you get rejected. For a number of people who want to do this for a living they are expected to complete a number of training exercises to be developed into a good actor.

People who want to become actors may get their start in school. They may learn at a young age they want to act or they have talent for the occupation. Few get their start in school plays, church productions or even just developing the idea of wanting to act from watching their favorite movies. When children want to act their parents may enroll them into special performing arts classes. Even adults who want to act as a hobby have this option, but it can be expensive when you have limited funds to pay for classes.

Upon getting education from school or college, you may get chances to show your skills through auditions. You can try out for different acting gigs based on experience or what you think you are good at. Some people get picked to be an extra or a stunt double. Others may be a fill in or an understudy for the original actor cast to play a role. It may not be easy getting starring roles in the beginning. You may work your way toward being a supporting character before being a lead. Some decide to work in television doing commercials, others decide to audition for movies or television shows.

An actor has to work on building credits in order to get roles that pay more money. This means they will continue developing their talents in ways necessary to get the role they want. Few continue taking classes and courses to develop their skills. Others decide they want to take a hand at writing scripts, directing or producing material for other actors. You can choose to do this as a hobby or for a career. Just keep in mind it may not be easy or cheap to find your start.


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