Extras- essentially human set pieces, used to create a crowd or landscape

Nonprofessional performers- amateurs who are chosen for their look rather than their talent

Trained professionals- the bulk of professional actors whose training allows them to portray a variety of roles

Stars- famous performers who are used for commercial purposes of recognizability

Stage acting gives more control to the actor- who is able to mold their part according to their interpretation. Film actors are more at the mercy of the director, who has final artistic say over the actor’s choices and physicality.