Questions tagged [acting]

For questions about the profession or techniques of acting in movies and television.

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To what extent are child actors exposed to the violent aspects of the movie they perform in?

Some movies feature child characters put in violent situations. This can range from crude language to extreme horror (e.g. torture, gore, etc.). As an example, Child's Play and its sequel has plenty ...
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How do actors stop breathing when playing “dead”?

I saw many movies when the actor/actress (in the movie) dies. In some movies you can tell that the picture is paused when it is on the dead character. But in other movies the actor is laying still ...
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The most roles played by the same actor in a movie?

What is the most distinct roles played by the same actor within a single movie?
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How do actors avoid looking into the camera?

When I am watching movies I seem to never catch actor's direct look into the camera. If you ever being filmed you will know how difficult it is to avoid the camera pointed at you and I can only ...
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The most actors playing the same role in one movie?

The most roles played by the same actor in a movie? is an interesting question, so I'm wondering about the opposite: Which movie-character was played by the most amount of distinct actors in a single ...
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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 ...