Monday, September 21, 2009

What do actors and actresses look like?

There is a misconception among a great many people that only goodlooking people can become actors. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many homely people have become professional actors. What an actor needs, besides extraordinary talent of course, is to have a personality quality known as charisma. Charisma is personal attractiveness and charm. It comes from the actor creating in the audience a desire to see them perform again. They create a link to those who watch them act. This quality cannot be learned, it is a natural in born quality of a person like his or her talent. One either has it or they do not. If you have a great deal of fun when you act and do so with energy and excitement, with honesty and communication, you may have charisma. Charisma is star quality and very rare. It is what talent agents and casting directors are really looking for, not beauty. It matters not if you are fat, thin, muscular, athletic, svelt or pot-bellied. You can have a little turned-up nose or a great bulbous one. Warts, wrinkles, and all. If you can charm the talent agent and casting directors with the effectiveness and uniqueness of yourself and your acting---now that is what an actor or actress looks like.

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