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Old 03-16-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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Are good looks are a must-have quality to land a career in movie acting?
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Old 03-16-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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Two words ... Steve Buscemi.
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Old 03-16-2018, 01:18 PM
 
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Of course not....there are more character actors than movie stars....

they get interesting parts sometimes because of their unusual or odd or funny or guy-next-door appearance.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:08 PM
 
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Are good looks are a must-have quality to land a career in movie acting?
Actors can get away with being ugly, but not actresses.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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Actors can get away with being ugly, but not actresses.
Linda hunt?
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:21 PM
 
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Actors can get away with being ugly, but not actresses.


That might be true to an extent over men, but there are many fine actresses who are not deemed to have star quality as far as looks.

Linda Hunt, yes, awesome actress for many years...Tilda Swinton, etc.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:27 PM
 
Location: The Jar
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No.

Here are a few examples:

Frances McDormond
Dustin Hoffman
Danny Kaye
Bette Davis
Adrien Brody
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:53 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Two words ... Steve Buscemi.
Two more: Tom Hanks.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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Personally, I think that all actors do not have to be good-looking, villains and extras' looks don't matter as much but those aren't the ones most people care about or remember. While alternative cinema isn't based on looks as much as Hollywood movies can be, blockbuster main characters rarely aren't handsome/pretty. Even those characters supposed to look homely aren't really that homely.
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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Hollywood blockbusters? I do agree there....
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