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26th Dec '16 1:37:00 PM nombretomado
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* Sometimes you get onto the set and realise that you've made a mistake. The script is corny, the sets are cheap and ''you're'' the only actor there you've ever heard of. [[HamAndCheese Suck it up, give it your best shot and try and have fun.]] Order a LargeHam if necessary. The audience will love you for it. For tips, see Jeremy Irons in ''Dungeons & Dragons'', Raul Julia in ''Film/StreetFighter'', and pretty much everything BrianBlessed has ever done.

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* Sometimes you get onto the set and realise that you've made a mistake. The script is corny, the sets are cheap and ''you're'' the only actor there you've ever heard of. [[HamAndCheese Suck it up, give it your best shot and try and have fun.]] Order a LargeHam if necessary. The audience will love you for it. For tips, see Jeremy Irons in ''Dungeons & Dragons'', Raul Julia in ''Film/StreetFighter'', and pretty much everything BrianBlessed Creator/BrianBlessed has ever done.
14th Oct '16 4:20:13 PM nombretomado
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*** On that note, while the security of various network databases is a matter of debate now, "my cellphone/{{Twitter}} account/{{Facebook}} page was hacked" won't hold up as an excuse forever when nudie photos of yourself show up on TMZ, either. Especially if the release of said photos happens to coincide with a project you're promoting at the time.

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*** On that note, while the security of various network databases is a matter of debate now, "my cellphone/{{Twitter}} account/{{Facebook}} account[=/=]Website/{{Facebook}} page was hacked" won't hold up as an excuse forever when nudie photos of yourself show up on TMZ, either. Especially if the release of said photos happens to coincide with a project you're promoting at the time.
13th Nov '15 9:05:19 AM FF32
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** [[{{Blackadder}} I've got a big part of my own! WOOF!]]

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** [[{{Blackadder}} [[Series/{{Blackadder}} I've got a big part of my own! WOOF!]]
13th Jul '15 8:05:07 PM nombretomado
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* The camera doesn't actually add [[AmericanCustomaryMeasurements ten pounds]]. The lighting and camera angles , on the other hand, can do anything from 'take off ten pounds' to 'add twenty'. Don't worry about it. Keep yourself in shape and at a healthy weight.

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* The camera doesn't actually add [[AmericanCustomaryMeasurements [[UsefulNotes/AmericanCustomaryMeasurements ten pounds]]. The lighting and camera angles , on the other hand, can do anything from 'take off ten pounds' to 'add twenty'. Don't worry about it. Keep yourself in shape and at a healthy weight.
31st Dec '14 7:58:37 PM nombretomado
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*** JuliaRoberts is good about doing this -- check out ''Runaway Bride'' or ''Film/ConspiracyTheory'' for examples.

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*** JuliaRoberts Creator/JuliaRoberts is good about doing this -- check out ''Runaway Bride'' or ''Film/ConspiracyTheory'' for examples.
12th Aug '14 2:54:19 PM StFan
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* [[FullFrontalAssault Nudity and sex scenes]] are double-edged swords. On one hand, a well-done scene in a critically-acclaimed film can boost one's career exponentially, and may put you on the fast track to mainstream and artistic respectability. Many Hollywood stars have gone on to very strong careers due to their willingness to do nude scenes -- Creator/JulianneMoore, Creator/HalleBerry and Creator/KateWinslet are cases in point. On the other hand, such scenes can just as easily derail a young actress' (and it's usually an actress) career. For example, if you are an actress who is most famous for [[MsFanservice her sexiness]] rather than her talent, and you want more than just FifteenMinutesOfFame, don't blow your wad early and do nudity near the start of your career. Once your male fans have seen you naked, what do they have left for the imagination? In particular, do ''not'' let your first nude scene be in a {{slasher movie}} or a frat-boy comedy, as this can get you [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "the bimbo" in a heartbeat. Compare the careers of sex symbols Creator/JessicaAlba and Shannon Elizabeth -- the former has never done nudity and got steady mainstream work for the better part of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the last decade]], while the latter's career burned out and went {{direct-to-video}} just a few years after she got naked in her debut, ''Film/AmericanPie''.
** Go back to some teen movies with the occasional nudity of your youth and look up the actresses on the IMDB. Chances are, their career eventually petered out.

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* [[FullFrontalAssault Nudity and sex scenes]] are double-edged swords. On one hand, a well-done scene in a critically-acclaimed film can boost one's career exponentially, and may put you on the fast track to mainstream and artistic respectability. Many Hollywood stars have gone on to very strong careers due to their willingness to do nude scenes -- Creator/JulianneMoore, Creator/HalleBerry and Creator/KateWinslet are cases in point. On the other hand, such scenes can just as easily derail a young actress' (and it's usually an actress) career. For example, if you are an actress who is most famous for [[MsFanservice her sexiness]] rather than her talent, and you want more than just FifteenMinutesOfFame, don't blow your wad early and do nudity near the start of your career. Once your male fans have seen you naked, what do they have left for the imagination? In particular, do ''not'' let your first nude scene be in a {{slasher movie}} or a frat-boy comedy, as this can get you [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "the bimbo" in a heartbeat. Compare the careers of sex symbols Creator/JessicaAlba and Shannon Elizabeth -- the former has never done nudity and got steady mainstream work for the better part of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the last decade]], while the latter's career burned out and went {{direct-to-video}} DirectToVideo just a few years after she got naked in her debut, ''Film/AmericanPie''.
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''Film/AmericanPie''. Go back to some teen movies with the occasional nudity of your youth and look up the actresses on the IMDB. Chances are, their career eventually petered out.
28th Jul '14 3:29:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[FullFrontalAssault Nudity and sex scenes]] are double-edged swords. On one hand, a well-done scene in a critically-acclaimed film can boost one's career exponentially, and may put you on the fast track to mainstream and artistic respectability. Many Hollywood stars have gone on to very strong careers due to their willingness to do nude scenes -- JulianneMoore, Creator/HalleBerry and KateWinslet are cases in point. On the other hand, such scenes can just as easily derail a young actress' (and it's usually an actress) career. For example, if you are an actress who is most famous for [[MsFanservice her sexiness]] rather than her talent, and you want more than just FifteenMinutesOfFame, don't blow your wad early and do nudity near the start of your career. Once your male fans have seen you naked, what do they have left for the imagination? In particular, do ''not'' let your first nude scene be in a {{slasher movie}} or a frat-boy comedy, as this can get you [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "the bimbo" in a heartbeat. Compare the careers of sex symbols Creator/JessicaAlba and Shannon Elizabeth -- the former has never done nudity and got steady mainstream work for the better part of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the last decade]], while the latter's career burned out and went {{direct-to-video}} just a few years after she got naked in her debut, ''AmericanPie''.

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* [[FullFrontalAssault Nudity and sex scenes]] are double-edged swords. On one hand, a well-done scene in a critically-acclaimed film can boost one's career exponentially, and may put you on the fast track to mainstream and artistic respectability. Many Hollywood stars have gone on to very strong careers due to their willingness to do nude scenes -- JulianneMoore, Creator/JulianneMoore, Creator/HalleBerry and KateWinslet Creator/KateWinslet are cases in point. On the other hand, such scenes can just as easily derail a young actress' (and it's usually an actress) career. For example, if you are an actress who is most famous for [[MsFanservice her sexiness]] rather than her talent, and you want more than just FifteenMinutesOfFame, don't blow your wad early and do nudity near the start of your career. Once your male fans have seen you naked, what do they have left for the imagination? In particular, do ''not'' let your first nude scene be in a {{slasher movie}} or a frat-boy comedy, as this can get you [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "the bimbo" in a heartbeat. Compare the careers of sex symbols Creator/JessicaAlba and Shannon Elizabeth -- the former has never done nudity and got steady mainstream work for the better part of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the last decade]], while the latter's career burned out and went {{direct-to-video}} just a few years after she got naked in her debut, ''AmericanPie''.''Film/AmericanPie''.
6th Apr '14 4:11:35 AM LongLiveHumour
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* [[FullFrontalAssault Nudity and sex scenes]] are double-edged swords. On one hand, a well-done scene in a critically-acclaimed film can boost one's career exponentially, and may put you on the fast track to mainstream and artistic respectability. Many Hollywood stars have gone on to very strong careers due to their willingness to do nude scenes -- JulianneMoore, HalleBerry and KateWinslet are cases in point. On the other hand, such scenes can just as easily derail a young actress' (and it's usually an actress) career. For example, if you are an actress who is most famous for [[MsFanservice her sexiness]] rather than her talent, and you want more than just FifteenMinutesOfFame, don't blow your wad early and do nudity near the start of your career. Once your male fans have seen you naked, what do they have left for the imagination? In particular, do ''not'' let your first nude scene be in a {{slasher movie}} or a frat-boy comedy, as this can get you [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "the bimbo" in a heartbeat. Compare the careers of sex symbols Creator/JessicaAlba and Shannon Elizabeth -- the former has never done nudity and got steady mainstream work for the better part of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the last decade]], while the latter's career burned out and went {{direct-to-video}} just a few years after she got naked in her debut, ''AmericanPie''.

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* [[FullFrontalAssault Nudity and sex scenes]] are double-edged swords. On one hand, a well-done scene in a critically-acclaimed film can boost one's career exponentially, and may put you on the fast track to mainstream and artistic respectability. Many Hollywood stars have gone on to very strong careers due to their willingness to do nude scenes -- JulianneMoore, HalleBerry Creator/HalleBerry and KateWinslet are cases in point. On the other hand, such scenes can just as easily derail a young actress' (and it's usually an actress) career. For example, if you are an actress who is most famous for [[MsFanservice her sexiness]] rather than her talent, and you want more than just FifteenMinutesOfFame, don't blow your wad early and do nudity near the start of your career. Once your male fans have seen you naked, what do they have left for the imagination? In particular, do ''not'' let your first nude scene be in a {{slasher movie}} or a frat-boy comedy, as this can get you [[TypeCasting typecast]] as "the bimbo" in a heartbeat. Compare the careers of sex symbols Creator/JessicaAlba and Shannon Elizabeth -- the former has never done nudity and got steady mainstream work for the better part of [[TurnOfTheMillennium the last decade]], while the latter's career burned out and went {{direct-to-video}} just a few years after she got naked in her debut, ''AmericanPie''.
16th Jan '14 7:12:51 PM nombretomado
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* Just because you're an extra does not mean that nobody's looking at you. Therefore try not to do anything that you would regret like picking your nose or something. Either be serious about walking that dog through the shot over and over or do something awesome/hilarious so that you'll be forever remembered as a really cool extra. Especially do this when the movie isn't all that great. ([[{{Futurama}} "And you extras, wave your arms and make faces. What is this, a morgue?"]])

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* Just because you're an extra does not mean that nobody's looking at you. Therefore try not to do anything that you would regret like picking your nose or something. Either be serious about walking that dog through the shot over and over or do something awesome/hilarious so that you'll be forever remembered as a really cool extra. Especially do this when the movie isn't all that great. ([[{{Futurama}} ([[{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}} "And you extras, wave your arms and make faces. What is this, a morgue?"]])
9th Jul '13 8:06:48 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* Try to look disheveled. If you're playing a scene where your character just ran thirty kilometers and fought a giant spider...muss your hair up. Look at ViggoMortensen -- he's mastered the art of staying drop-dead-sexy while looking like an absolute mess.

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* Try to look disheveled. If you're playing a scene where your character just ran thirty kilometers and fought a giant spider...muss your hair up. Look at ViggoMortensen Creator/ViggoMortensen -- he's mastered the art of staying drop-dead-sexy while looking like an absolute mess.
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