Identify the four categories of film acting and their purposes within film.

extras- provide the set of a crowd

nonprofessional performers- chosen not for ability but for look

trained professionals- capable of playing a variety of roles in a variety of styles

stars- famous performers who are recognizable to the general public and draw them to the film


Contrast the differences between stage and screen acting, and identify why those difference make film “the director’s medium.”

A stage actor is in charge from the moment the curtain opens and has the power to mold the character. In film, the director molds the character through editing and shots and is more of the artist.