Can anyone become an actor?

Aiahbel asks: Is there any acting job suitable for me?

Hi Aiahbel –


Well I’m not a casting agent (I’m a dog), but from what I see of the stuff on television Handsome likes to watch, I think the answer is Absolutely (but you need to learn to act first!).


I don’t know that there’s any sort of person who can’t get an acting job.  Sure, most people you see on TV kind of look alike – all the tall blonde thin women and the tall guys with the jutting chins and such – but then I see fun movies like “Hairspray” and “The Wizard of Oz” and the Harry Potter stories, and I stop worrying about that.


The big deal, though, is that you have to be able to really act.  Sure, not every performer who gets popular is a brilliant technical actor – but even the lesser ones, who maybe made it on their looks, are still good enough.  So Aiahbel, I’d suggest that, if you’re still in school, you try to get into a school play.  Or take an acting class.  Or even just put together some friends and make a fun video.


It’s one thing I’ve heard a lot about actors:  The best ones got acting jobs because they loved acting, and if they couldn’t get the jobs, they’d just act for free.  So have the fun first, and see if it’s what you really want to do.  And if it is – then get out there and make yourself a star, and when the magazines all ask you who encouraged you to make it, you just tell them “I knew the coolest dog!”


Good Luck!



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