The world of cinema is a very alluring one, to most of the young generation people. Surprisingly, there are aged people too who are very fond of the acting profession and had once dreamed of becoming an actor in their yesteryear. But, nonetheless, it is a very challenging profession. There is a lot of hard work that needs to be put into it, to make it big and gain universal recognition.
As one interested in a career of acting, there are certain things that you need to know, the foremost of which is to know your ‘type’. This means that you have to identify, which kind of role play would you be able to do best. It is always better to begin with something that you are confident in, rather than trying to prove to yourself the variety of roles you can portray.
This identification can be done by taking honest and hard opinions from your friends, agents, teachers and even the casting directors. Remember, for any profession a firm foundation is important. Once you establish yourself in your most comfortable role play, then you will be ready for taking up further challenges in your career of acting, just as James Mitchell, the American actor and dancer did back in the 1940s.
Your term of test is the initial year of your struggle. It is during this year that you have to remain the strongest-mentally, physically and emotionally. You may have to come across things that you never even imagined you would need to do. For instance, you may not get to eat very well or stay in a very lavish way. There many sacrifices that you have to make to stick on to this profession, if you think that the life in college is tough with all the studies and exams, then wait till you start with acting. Most students of acting have shown surprise in how the established, veteran and famous actors like James Mitchell have survived in this industry.
The virtues of patience and hard work are things that you will need to hone everyday for hanging onto your dream of acting. Those are the only things that will help you get through the the first difficult years. It is not a very good idea to leave everything in the hands of chance. Primarily, you have to consider acting as a business that you have to develop. And for this purpose you have to keep at it every single day, till you can get your first break through.
You have to put in added efforts to get yourself opportunities of audition, sending mails, getting in touch with already established people, in addition to maintaining your health and looks, to meet the demands of this industry based on physical appearance. Do not consider casting directors, producers, agents and directors your foes. They are people who will help you find a grounding in this profession. The last part of effort from your side should be to be in the best of yourself as a person. Being a better person is of the same value as being a good actor.