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Things You Should Know If You Want To Be An Actor

Jul 18, 2008
If you have always had the dream of becoming an actor, you need to realize that it is a competitive industry and you will need to improve and hone your acting skills if you want a real shot at succeeding. In this article, you will find some important tips that should help you land yourself some acting gigs if you have what it takes to make it in the industry.

The first thing you need to realize is that your script is one of the most important things that can make or break your chances. You should know it and know it well! It is imperative that you read the entire script and not just focus on knowing your own lines, but the entire thing. Doing so will allow you to understand exactly why your role is included in the plot and you will better understand the reason for your lines. In turn, this will help you remember your lines better and your will react to the right lines with the right expressions.

Second, when performing live, you need to get into your character and the scene as much as possible. The more you feel the character and make it a part of your life, the more realistic the experience is for you and your audience. The most recent actor who nailed this was the late Heath Ledger in the role as the Joker in the film, The Dark Knight. He completely gave himself to the role or the Joker and it made his character that much more believable.

Third, you need to listen very closely to what the other actors are saying in the current scene. If you are listing and paying attention, you will be able to react promptly when it comes time to deliver your lines.

Fourth, you must and I repeat, you must learn to breath properly! You should practice your breathing for at least twenty minutes every day. You should also learn some stress relieve technique and use them daily to reduce the amount of stress that you encounter as an actor.

Fifth, you need to always be professional when dealing with fellow actors and others in the industry. This means that you treat them with respect; show up on time or early on the day of shooting. Doing this will make you look like a sincere and devoted actor and will put you above your competition.

Lastly, you need to focus on learning the fine art of acting. The easiest and quickest way to learn this is by practicing. The more you act the more you will learn about acting.

By following these tips and guidelines, you will be able to increase your chances of becoming a great actor and having a successful career.
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