If someone attends acting classes at 19 and makes his film debut at 22. Did he start his acting career at 19 or 22?
- 4 weeks ago
You become an actor when you have work experience as a paid actor and not training as an actor.
A person studying architecture is not an architect until they graduate from university and start working for architectural firms as an architect.
- Jimmy CLv 72 months ago
Career means when you start working at it, not training for it. 22 is the answer.
- mrh-slosLv 72 months ago
I would say 22, but if you took part in for instance some amateur or semi-pro stage productions earlier than that, you can mention that.
- humptyLv 72 months ago
Yes. Either date works depending on how the performer chooses to see it.
Does the plumber start his career the dy he starts trade school or the day he gets his first job?
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- pattyLv 62 months ago
- Did I Do DatLv 52 months ago
Beginning = debut
- Elaine MLv 72 months ago
Debut = beginning
- Anonymous2 months ago
Umm, that doesn't make much sense. The reality of this business doesn't work that way.
For one thing, that someone would have to attend a *top acting school* (where well-known and respected teachers teach and successful professionals graduated from) for about 3 years, not just any acting classes, and get yet more training in the form of workshops and such (ditto). In addition, they'd need to get plenty of low-level experience in the form of indie and student films as well as community theater. They'd need to constantly land leading roles and win awards for their acting. And get vocal and dancing lessons, as well as other things to give their resume a boost (for example: horseback riding, martial arts, dialects, ice skating, etc.).
In other words, they first need to build a resume strong enough to impress legit agents. A few classes doesn't cut it. Building that kind of resume takes about a decade! No legit agent will even consider taking you on without one. You can't just go to auditions for professional work, those are not open to the general public, you need a (good) agent.
So if someone started acting classes at 19, by the time they will be ready for an agent and for professional auditions/jobs they will be about 29. But that doesn't end there! It usually takes more *professional* experience before one lands a big role on a professional movie. That means a few more years will go by. Also, 99% of *professional* actors will never get more than a few minor roles (on minor productions, including things no one's ever heard of) their entire career. The chances of "making it" are extremely small - and the chances of that happening within 3 years are pretty much zero.
But to answer your question, hypothetically, the first step of getting training and low-level experience (and learning all about the business side) is just *pursuing* an acting career. You're not a professional at that point. 22 is the hypothetical answer. Non-hypothetically, 30-40 wouldn't be a stretch. To get there by 22, you'd need to start pursing an acting career as a child. At 6 wouldn't be a stretch.
- FaitheLv 62 months ago
A career is a job, and since the actor's first job was at 22, that is when he started his actin career.
- coolLv 62 months ago
If the film debut was the first time he was in an actual live production with audiences, then yes his debut was at 22