When did acting become a high paying career field?
- NinefingerLv 62 weeks ago
- AthenaLv 72 weeks ago
It never did.
Oh some actors make money. However most, even named actors, have other jobs to make ends meet.
- 4 weeks ago
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- 4 weeks ago
you have to come from wealthy origins and have a very good press agent.
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- TinaLv 74 weeks ago
Never, as far as I know.
- CogitoLv 74 weeks ago
Acting is, and always has been, an extremely low-paying career for all but a small number of very talented and/or very lucky individuals.
Almost all actors never get more than a few odd days' paid acting work a year and have to work an 'ordinary' job alongside acting their entire lives, just to pay their bills.
- blackgrumpycatLv 74 weeks ago
Probably when movies became popular. This is one of the earliest examples I could find from the 1930s. Bear in mind that the salaries are relative. Average workers were on less than $1 an hour (many only 1/4 of that), so a wage of over $300,000 was a huge amount.
Gary Cooper ($370,214) overtook Mae West ($323.333) as the highest salaried film personality.
- ajtheactressLv 74 weeks ago
You are making an incorrect assumption.
99% of actors don't make enough from acting to live on and have day jobs.
- Midnight BluesLv 74 weeks ago
Without looking it up I'm going to say sometime in the 1970s. I could be wrong.
- Pearl LLv 74 weeks ago
it mightve been that way all the time