For every actor who becomes a star, there are hundreds or thousands who never reach that goal. There are a wide variety of reasons why one actor catches that lucky break while others strive for years in obscurity. And while there is no one formula for success, it is true that successful actors do have some things in common. What follows are a few of the reasons why some actors become successful both in terms of mastering their craft and capturing the imagination of the public.
Every successful actor has charisma that can be seen on the stage or screen. It is a part of their personality that is amplified to the audience. This doesn’t mean that they bounce of the walls or are exploding with emotion, though if the role calls for it they can do it. Instead, it is a combination of charm, presence, and vitality that can be seen by audiences even in roles where the characters they play may be depressed or despondent.
Another crucial factor for success is energy. Not only the energy that is projected on the screen or can be seen from the stage. But energy in doing the job with enthusiasm that is palatable to the surrounding actors, director, and producers. Energy and enthusiasm when combined is a powerful reason why successful actors get more work.
Knowing When to Go Nude
One of the most common role choices for actors who want to bolster their career is taking a role that requires a nude scene. For new actors, how the role will be received may make or break their careers. The nudity must be an integral to the story or justifiable to the character. Otherwise, the only feedback the actor will get is that they were nude.
A common trait of successful actors who do a nude scene is that they only agree when it is essential to the story. And that the story is worth doing a nude scene.
When an actress agrees on appearing nude all the way until production is done and film released, then changes her mind a year later, is not only unprofessional but also it may cause problem in getting roles in the other projects. Words spread fast in movie business.
There is a lot to be said about showing up on time, knowing your lines, and working with the other actors. Many casting choices are made because the director or producers know the actor has a reputation for being professional on the set and will choose them over another, possible better actor who is not as professional.
Many good actors and actresses in Hollywood lost their popularity because of their behavior behind the scenes and not getting roles in future film projects anymore. Being humble, kind, punctuality and having nice behavior are very important in film business. Directors and producers don’t just look at someone’s acting, they also pay attention to actors’ behavior and decide on choosing them.
Acting is never a 9 to 5 job. This is especially true for those who take roles in movies where all-night shoots and travelling to far distant places is the norm. A successful actor leads a nomadic life when it comes to their work. You must be willing to sacrifice a normal existence if you want to become successful. As you grow in the profession, you can explore other options that may include directing or producing that broadens your horizons.
It should be noted that even if you follow all the advice that is given, success is not assured. But what can be said is that by following these tips, you can set yourself up for the best chances to be successful in your craft.