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A given actor or actress's entire body of work.

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Did Peter Graves also narrate defense-related videos for the US government in the '50s and '60s?

A link to the Ars Technica article Best bad idea ever? Why Putin’s nuclear-powered missile is possible… and awful was included as a comment below my question How did Northrop Grumman propose to make ...
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What makes an actor an A-lister

First. Please do not flag as opinion based. I'm looking for facts. In that thread someone mentioned, that Vin Diesel is not an A-list actor because he is: .... But he is a niche actor, he's not ...
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In how many movies has Jack Nicholson played an insane/mentally compromised character? [closed]

I realized that I think of Jack Nicholson by far foremost for his portrayal of (clinically or comically) insane characters. What movies has he played such a character, and (roughly) what proportion ...
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Do actors get paid more for sexual/explicit scenes?

Do actors that take part in nudity/sex scenes get paid more for those scenes? I would think for an ordinary person such scenes might impose a different level of discomfort and stress, so are those ...
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Extensive makeup and pay rates

How are actors who have to do extensive makeup sequences paid? Are the 4+ hours of makeup prep work paid? Do they make allowances for how long it takes to remove the makeup? I am talking about any ...
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How much is Stan Lee paid for his cameos in MCU films?

I have done some research for a question similar to this (but fundamentally different from it) on SF&F, but I couldn't come up with any specific numbers. The Screen Actors Guild requires that ...
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Why is child acting legal?

In most industries, in most of the countries that produce most films, child labor is illegal. Not just highly regulated, or has special laws governing payment of the children, but illegal. Thus, in ...
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Are more movie stars acting in TV shows nowadays (and if so, why)?

I recently saw the TV show Fargo, and the presence of Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton (both legitimately successful movie actors) made me wonder: Is doing the switch from movies to TV more ...
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Is there a name for Robin Williams' style of physical comedy?

I'm sure all film fans were deeply saddened by the recent death of Robin Williams. In obvious tribute, News outlets and internet sites are broadcasting clips of his finest works, and videos of his ...
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How does an average (non-star) actor's pay work?

An average actor, (according to the SAG?) makes scale. What is scale? Is it hourly pay? paid per picture? Are there any residuals? Benefits? Retirement?
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Is there any specific reason behind Kamal hassan not acting with Roja?

Kamal Hassan has acted with all top heroines in the Kollywood. But, he did not do a single film with one of the top heroine of 90's, Roja. Is there any specific reason for this?
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Is there any correlation between the use of method acting and award or box office success?

Method acting as a concept has been around since the 1930s, derived from Stanislavski's system (predating the former by a few decades) of actors creating 'real' emotions by Meisner, Adler and Lewis. ...
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What process does a production company have to go through in order to obtain a 'high profile' actor/actress?

While the definition of a High Profile actor/actress may be a bit subjective on its own; lets just figure it is determined by the financial (an objective quantifier) success of past movies. What kind ...
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Who was the first actor/actress who made the move from Adult to Non-Adult movies full time?

This question is obviously inspired by Sasha Grey's entrance into mainstream moviemaking in Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience". Was there a Adult actor or actress who made such a move ...