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demodonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-12-09 02:34 AM
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42. As a member of Actors' Equity I TAKE OFFENSE AT THIS POST.
Edited on Mon Oct-12-09 02:37 AM by demodonkey

The vast majority of card-carrying members of the actors' unions make only a few thousand dollars per year -- if that -- in the business.

Being an actor is not something that "anyone" can do. Some people have talent, but talent has to be developed and trained. Even the so-called overnight successes usually have years, maybe decades, of hard work, training, lessons, bit parts, making the rounds, and paying their dues to work up through the ranks.

Sure there are some personalities that suddenly appear and get millions, but for every one of them there are literally hundreds of hard-working actors plugging away in small roles, background work, and survival jobs.

No one is asking you to feel sorry, but you might at least feel some respect.

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