How to develop an Acting Career

By: Bobbie McKee


[I:1:J]We all want to be movie stars and develop an acting career. If the glamorous parties and the invites are not enough enticements, just look at how much each of the Hollywood hotties are earning every time they have a movie. Some star's annual income can actually feed a state and maybe even a nation.
But becoming one is not as easy as it looks. Some people feel that you only have to have the looks in order to break into the movie scene but sometimes, this is not true. In fact, there are a lot of really classic beauties out there who have not made a name for themselves and have only remained as supporting actresses. The same goes with pretty boy actors who have to contend with two-bit roles.
There are however actresses who do not have the classically-accepted features but have become for themselves instant stars like Reese Witherspoon and Angelina Jolie. Comedy actors Jim Carrey and Ben Stillers are not actually classically handsome but their bankability in the box office make them handsome. SO what's the secret to having a great acting career? How do you develop one and how do you break into the scene?
1. Exposure Nobody will know you if you are constantly hiding behind the scenes. If you want to be an actor or an actress, you have to go out there and make sure that you get people's attention. As much as you can, star in as many quality projects as you can. Even if the role is not so long and the dialogue is not that much, at least you are there in the film. Some movie stars have started with doing films that are low budgeted. If you are lucky, the movie will become critically-acclaimed and will become your ticket to stardom. This is also why you should choose your roles and movies well. Becoming part of an art film with a great script beats being constantly on camera in lackluster movies.
2. Try and Try A lot of the Hollywood greats right now have themselves suffered from rejection. Before they were stars, they also had to go through casting calls, which necessitated them to endure all the nitpicking of directors and casting manager. The secret is to try and try until you find the role that will fit your personality, the role that will launch you to stardom. After all, nobody became famous in an instant. All had to go through the same route.
3. take care of your appearance Vain or not, appearance is pretty important to a movie star. This is one area where you will need to work on especially if you want to stand out in the crowd. This does not however refer only to the beauty of your features. When you say appearance, it represents your overall look especially when attending functions and events where photographers are everywhere. If you have the budget, hire a good stylist who can tell you what you can and cannot wear. This is a good way to catch people's attention. Lindsay Lohan became a fashion trendsetter first before she really rose to stardom.
Developing an acting career is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is persevere, try and work on what you've got. After all, each one of us is already a star on our own rights.

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