Do you have to be extremely good-looking in order to break into Hollywood?

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  • 6 months ago

    Surely you've watched some movies. Surely you've noticed that not everyone in every movie is even ordinarily good-looking, never mind 'extremely' good-looking.

  • pande
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    I do not think so.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Next time you watch a movie, count the good looking actors, and count the non-good looking actors.

  • Tina
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It helps. In fact there isn't a situation where it doesn't.

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Man or woman and what age are you talking about?

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Steve Buscemi did. As the old man in Fargo said, he was "Kind of funny-looking.'

  • 6 months ago

    No - on so many levels.

    Actors come in all shapes and sizes. Looks play a part in casting in that directors have a “vision” for the project and may want to cast people who look “right” with each other and have “chemistry”. But most directors don’t envision a show where everyone looks the same. And doesn’t matter how good you look, if you can’t act you won’t get cast. Looks are not as important as talent, training, experience, industry connections and professionalism.

    And you don’t “break into” Hollywood. It’s show business, not a bank vault. Attempting a professional acting career basically involves starting and running a business where you are the product being marketed and sold. It involves contracts, unions, marketing and networking. It requires a good business sense including an understanding of your skills and how they fit into the industry.

  • 6 months ago

    No, you have to have talent, training, and drive.

    Looks have nothing to do with acting.

    • ajtheactress
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      While being good looking can open some doors, if there is no talent behind the pretty facade they aren't going to have an acting career for long.

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    No. Looks only matter if you want to be a romantic lead. Lots of actors and actresses get plenty of work as character actors and they aren't good looking.

  • 6 months ago

    Not really. Look at that fatass Amy Schurmer.

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