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Old 02-26-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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@Vary- thanks for the support!! It's a huge change but I am looking foward to it!


@CSD610 & Fontucky-
Lol I stand by my post. I posted it in this forum because it is a question/comment i had about LA, and this is an LA forum. I posted it on a public forum because I wanted to get a feel for how the majority of people who live in La felt, something that I could not have done had i posted it on my "Facebook" page. And the fact that you say I should "just stay in NYC and do broadway" just shows that you don't really know how the business works and helps further answer the question that this post originally asked.
But thanks for the input.

Apparantly you don't know much about how it works either or you would know better than to ask on a public forum. Must be a point that is tough to grasp which I believe happens when one's head is in the stars and not set in reality.

The only reason I mentioned NYC and Broadway is for 'experience', you know that thing that you get when you start at the bottom and work hard to gain more knowledge about whatever it is you wish to pursue as a career. Look it up, the "experience" just might enlighten you.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:15 PM
 
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Talking Hehehe, don't listen to them

You don't have to move to L.A. to be an actor, most of the entertainment companies are moving out of California, by the end of this year, after taxes of course
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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I am an aspiring actor and I live in San Diego but am not majoring in acting although I would love too but i don't think I will make it to the top no matter how much i try so I am going to take an acting class here and there while studying Law. I love LA and the entertainment industry. My girlfriend is an aspiring singer that wants a shot at LA.

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Old 02-26-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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It's ironic there's a thread this week about hating on actors around the same time as all the Hollywood phony balonies will get sore arms from patting themselves on the back and thanking all the "little people".
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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I think some of the "hate" is jealousy....wishing, "they" could have followed their dreams, or followed them harder. Not all, but some I'm sure.

-There's so many moronic posts on the internet (have you read yahoo answers lately, the questions people ask)...I think the lack of preparation and seriousness from other 19-28 year olds kind of seeps through here. You think everyone is the same.

-Aren't the odds always stacked against you?

Harvard has a 10% acceptance rate? A lot of fields are challenging.

-I think you've got to come up with something distinctive in the enterainment field.

I thought Chris Rock tonight almost stole the show on the Oscars. Hilarious joke about working in animation. He isn't just a comic who's "funny"....he has a very distinctive delivery...its like he's setting you up to laugh before the joke. He's created something distinctive and valuable that people will pay for. Not all actors have that.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: East Side
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good luck and keep that dream alive. success is the best revenge.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:47 PM
 
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the oscars are nothing but a bunch of spoiled rich millionaires patting each other on the behind and handing each other awards, they live in a bubble called Hollywood and have no idea what's going on in the outside world
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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I think some of the "hate" is jealousy....wishing, "they" could have followed their dreams, or followed them harder. Not all, but some I'm sure.
No. Mostly the reason actors are disliked by many is their sense of entitlement. Lindsay Lohan or Nicole Richie can drive stoned out of their minds in the wrong direction on the freeway and get a hand spank where other people will get locked away for decades.
There are some actors that are great people, I have worked with them. Just enough jerks out there to give them all a bad name.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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the oscars are nothing but a bunch of spoiled rich millionaires patting each other on the behind and handing each other awards, they live in a bubble called Hollywood and have no idea what's going on in the outside world
Many actors started by waiting tables and waiting around for a job and others were just born into a famous family. Some of them do pay attention to politics and speak out so they do "know" what is going on.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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bit parts and extra work are a good way to start. My stepdaughter (and quite a few other people I know) made some some nice cash as an extra. Even I was asked to test for a part bit part in the film "Amistad"

Another friend did made almost no money with Troma Films, but had a great time making them.

Almost everyone is now working 9-5 in regular day jobs.
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