Is Hollywood corrupt with casting calls?

Seems like for every new movie coming out they are not necessarily choosing the best actor for each role, but rather a famous figure with lots of "clout" likely to draw in more followers/patrons to the theater. If this is true, it would make it very challenging for a new upcoming actor to land any major roles

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  • Athena
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not any more than any other "business."

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  • 1 month ago

    It helps to have a degree first and establish yourself at the local play house, or these days, local high school drama level, so you don't succumb to the casting director's call as your only hope.

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  • 1 month ago

    no okay okay okay

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  • 1 month ago

    Yep it is if you marry a exec you seem to get better parts.

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  • 1 month ago

    Hollywood is thoroughly corrupt. One thing that makes the English system better is they don't use the star method like Hollywood does so that one time an actor might play a lead role and the next movie they might play a supporting role but Hollywood depends on finding big stars who make them big money.

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  • 1 month ago

    Hollywood doesn't take any chances with movies.  Hundreds of millions of dollars are needed to make a hollywood movie.  Thus the directors are going to cast name actors in order to recoup the marketing and inflated salaries of the actors.

    As Katrina and Cogito say they are out to make money.  They don't really care about who acts in the film they are counting on a powerful name pulling in audiences.  

    If you want to see good movies with talented actors watch for the films that did well at the film festival instead of focusing on mainstream hollywood films.

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  • 1 month ago

    It’s not corrupt - it’s show BUSINESS not a lottery. People are in it to make money not provide opportunities for new actors.  Professional actors can’t just hope people will recognize that they are talented - they need a realistic understanding of the industry since they are basically starting and running a business where they are the product being marketed and sold. Networking and building connections is important for any business endeavor.  

    And just because an actor has a lot of “clout” doesn’t mean they are not talented or don’t deserve a role. Being cast in one big movie didn’t guarantee you’ll be cast in anything else. It takes talent and skill to make a successful business and to continue to win roles.

    Which is why wannabe actors who are hoping to be “discovered” are going to be disappointed.  That’s just not how the industry works. And it’s why wanting to become an actor to be famous or for money is so wrong.

    Plus being in a Hollywood movie is not the only (or even best) way to define success for an actor.  And Hollywood isn’t the only opportunity for actors who have a passion for acting and story telling.  There are regional theaters that entertain local audiences. With technical advancements it’s easier to make independent films. It’s easier now for actors to create their own opportunities. Defining success based on whether or not you “make it” in Hollywood is too limiting. Actors (like anyone else) can define success for themselves.

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  • Cogito
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    1 month ago

    It's not corrupt, but yes, they do pick the biggest 'names' they can get because they're in business to make money.

    And yes, it makes it extremely difficult for all new actors without really famous parents to get even the tiniest role in anything.

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  • 1 month ago

    The best roles usually go through the producer or director's bed

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Of course they don't actually pick the best talent, they pick the most famous people who will bring in the most money. That's almost entirely the whole point of the industry

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