Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play.

To act, you need more skills than just ''acting''. You need to be able to:

  1. The ability to transform/translate words/ideas into action.
  2. The ability to notice and acknowledge psychological change (registered through behaviour) so that it can be worked off on a moment to moment basis.
  3. The ability to embody the Mindset of the Task.
  4. The ability to acknowledge psychological change through the Mindset of the Task.
  5. The ability to acknowledge psychological/behavioural change, while embodying the Mindset of the Task, working through someone else’s words.

Common requirements to be an actor:

The more experience an actor has, the more desirable he or she is to a director. While a degree is not typically required, bachelor's degree programs in drama and theater arts are available, particularly for those interested in acting on stage.

One school where the "requirements" for acting can be met is the Boston University School of Theatre. There, you can study acting, directing, costuming, antheatre education.

The lowest-paid 10 percent made $8.79 hourly, and the highest-paid 10 percent earned over $90 hourly. Most worked in the motion picture and video industries to make a mean hourly $43.33 However, independent actors made the highest average pay at  $43.39 per hour.

It could be very difficult to get the part as an actor. There could be hundreds to thousands of people auditioning for the same part as you. You have to be really good to stand out from all the others. You also have to be what the casting directors picture.

There are currently 155,100 people employed as actors, directors, and producers in the United States.

I'm pretty sure these jobs will not die out anytime soon. Movies, TV shows, and plays are a big part of entertainment today.

Even though being successful as an actor can be very difficult, it has its benefits. You get paid for it, you can express yourself as different characters, explore what you're capable of, and of course there is the saying "If you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life."

If you enjoyed acting but you didn't want to be and actor, you could be an acting teacher, director, producer, etc.

I picked this career because acting has always appealed to me. I hope when I am older i will be really good at it.

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