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major roles

leading roles
- played by stars

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minor roles

- supporting roles
- played by "character actors"

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small speaking parts

- played by "bit players"

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non speaking or crowd roles

- played by extras

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Cameos

- brief appearances of well known actors playing themselves

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"Star"

- a performer whose presence in a film can assure box office success - establish intense personal relations with their publics

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Star persona

the relatively fixed screen personality of a star

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Character Actors

- secondary performers who specialize in playing similar, recognizable character types

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Typecasting

-repeatedly casting an actor (also stars) in the same kind of role

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Technical Acting Approach

- the actor thinks through the requisite gestures and emotions and then exhibits them

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Method Acting Approach

- the actor seeks to portray a character by using personal experience and emotions as a foundation for the portrayal

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Brechtian acting

- the actor creates a psychological distance between him/her and the audience (they often step out of character)

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improvisation

- can be seen as an extension of method acting; an avoidance of any technical mannerism

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2 kinds of contemporary approaches to film acting

naturalistic
non-naturalistic

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Naturalistic Contemporary approach

- when actors recreate recognizable or plausible human behaviour for the camera
- ex) the office

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Non naturalistic Contemporary approach

- excessive, artificial, exaggerated, often accompanied by excessive and non realistic costumes and make up

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Christine Geraghty's Categories

1. Star as a celebrity
2. star as professional
3. star as performer