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Some actors may belong to more than one group, and not all of the members are active actors. The majority of them do not work more than a month or two a year as actors. Most professional film and television work is done in New York and Los Angeles. In the past 10 years, independent films and cable stations have provided more work in other cities. Movies are shot on location throughout the world. The Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto have become popular places to shoot television shows and movies.

Robert De Niro (1943–) is considered by many to be one of the greatest actors of all time. Since his debut in 1965, he has appeared in more than 80 films, including such classics as Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), and Goodfellas (1990). De Niro has won two Academy Awards and has been nominated for four others. Katharine Hepburn (1907–2003) began acting in stage plays while she was in college. She soon won roles on Broadway and appeared in her first film in 1932. She went on to star in more than 50 films, winning four Academy Awards and nominations for eight others.

He runs through his lines in his head. He must become Scrooge. “On stage, it’s all you,” he says. ” Even though he has played Scrooge many times, Gero puts special care into every performance. He knows that people in today’s audience may be seeing A Christmas Carol for the first time. They deserve his best work. Kate Kiley adjusts her headphones and gets ready to begin recording. She is a professional actor who reads books for the Library of Congress’s National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

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