Being an Actor is a very tough occupation. Actors use speech and body language to play or enact characters in live as well as filmed performances. They must prepare very well before any performance. They must read scripts thoroughly and research subject matter, memorise lines, perfect characterization and hone acting techniques. Actors may perform in centuries old tragedies for live theatre, contemporary drama in television and film, and much more. Many require other skills for their performances, such as singing or dancing. All actors work to entertain , engage and make people ‘think’ by using performance.Here are some famous people who have contributed through their performances as Actors :

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An actor entertains by portraying roles in films , television, radio and theatre / stage productions. This occupation requires high levels of creative talents or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of , formal qualifications or experience. Actors work in varying conditions , depending on the work they are doing.

Some work in designated performance spaces like theatres, concert halls, and television or film studios. Others may work outside, sometimes in harsh weather conditions.  Rehearsals tend to be repetitive and multiple takes are often required in both television and film.  Contact with the public is necessary for actors who perform in front of live audiences.  Many are required to travel for work, and may be away from home for long periods of time. Work can often be stressful due to strict deadlines, and the high expectations of audiences and directors.

Actors use stage and studio props, which can differ between performances.  These range from everyday objects, to other devices created specifically for a production. Sometimes they may use voice-amplifying equipment like microphones.  Actors are frequently required to wear costumes and make-up, which can completely change an actor’s appearance.