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How much does an amateur actor make? and how much money does an experienced actor make? For the first big role you play in a movie as one of the main characters do you think you would make like ehhh... $10,000 ? IDK.

Asked By: David J - 7/2/2007
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Answered By: Theatre_gurl - 7/2/2007
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An actor makes alot of money...if they are expirianced. In hollywood, the highest paid actor is roughly 25 million. Some one like Myrel Streep that is, but some like amanda bynes would recieve 5 million, a stage actor on broadway usually gets a percentage of how much the play makes, and an amateur actor, rarely gets... More
Answered By: Mister-meaner ! - 7/2/2007
 
Okay, that's a highly variable question. By "amatuer actor" do you mean not very good, or just hasn't been acting long? The pay for actors his also highly variable. As far as a starring role in a feature film, there are also many factors. Now, you say $10,000... is that for the "amatuer actor" or any actor? I can... More
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Answered By: column3entertainment - 7/2/2007
 
an amateur actor means that they are not professional and therefore do not get paid. Yes those big named actors in Hollywood can make a lot of money in films, but that is not most actors. Just as a side note if you want to act in movies then get experience as an extra, you don't get paid, but you can see how movies are... More
Answered By: shakesdesign - 7/2/2007
 
depends . . . did skits at a theme park as a teenager and made 8.00 per hour . .
Answered By: Rainy - 7/2/2007
 
There are so many answers to your questions, it's impossible to answer with much accuracy. If by amateur, you mean someone with not much if any experience the chance of getting the lead in a big studio film are nil. You may get the lead in a student film in which case you are not likely to get paid at all. Even... More
Answered By: Marianne D - 7/2/2007
 
It all depends on whether you are a starving actor, working at the local McDonalds, or a Lindsey Lohan.
Answered By: crabby :) - 7/2/2007
 
There is not a exact answer for this because acting money is sporadic unless you have a regular TV show, Some years I make $100,000 + and some less . Once you have a well known name then you have a sort of going rate.
Answered By: Zack - 7/4/2007
 
I would say that I already want to be an actor so if they get paid good im in probably like 5000 bucks so yup if its a huge movie
Answered By: Josh Dozier - 9/26/2013
 
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