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How To Become An Actor

The American Dream Job.

Anyone serious about pursuing an acting career must start off with some sort of formal training. No one has ever just showed up to the set and became a star without knowing what they were doing. You must learn and develop skills that will help you be prepared for the film and television world. If you are still in high school, then you should really start out with drama classes if they are offered. If not check into your local community college and audit a few basic courses. For everyone else it is important to find some sort of professional learning program. Colleges all over the country provide basic acting course that almost any student can take. This is the time that will help you to see where your strengths and weaknesses are. From this you may be good enough to start auditioning for local theatre and maybe even local commercial. We’ll talk more about this later.

Before you even think about starting you must have some of the essential skills of acting. You must be able to read and memorize a script or at least a few scenes. You must be able to express yourself with your body language and know how to basically control your emotions. These are the heart of acting. All actors must be able to understand who their characters are and be able to bring them to life. Actors must understand how their acting effects those actors around them and about the basics of “blocking” (movements by actors in a scene). These are things that you can learn in any basic acting class. If you show up to an audition without these things, you can expect to go home without the part, even if you are the only one to show up.

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