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Becoming a successful actor or actress is an endeavor that requires a lot of talent, but also requires a lot of understanding about Hollywood and how to break in. Actors and actresses who understand that are the ones who have a real chance at having a successful acting career.
Some actors and actresses are able to make their acting dream come true. Others never quite get there, either leaving the dream behind, or chasing it forever.
A lot of people think that all it takes is talent, but the reality is that you need to understand the system to get ahead in Hollywood. And even then, succeeding in this industry takes a lot of hard work. The fact of the matter is, the ones who are courageous and who are willing to put in the work are the ones who will prosper.
Take Brad Pit, for example.
In 1982, young Brad Pitt graduated from high school at the age of 18. His whole life was already laid out for him.
He would attend the University of Missouri, he would major in journalism (with a focus on advertising), he would graduate,
get himself a decent marketing job, and work for the next 40 years until he retired. And that's just what he set out to do.
However, somewhere along the way, Mr. Pitt seems to have lost sight of his goals. For in 1986, when he was a mere 2 credits shy of graduating and making his family proud, he made the seemingly irrational decision to drop out of college and ran off to Hollywood.
Now prior to this, Brad had never expressed any interest in acting. Aside from a play he once performed in with his fraternity, Sigma Chi, no one knew of any passion for drama that he might have possessed.
That spring, Brad packed his bags, hopped into his car, and with just $325.25 in his pockets, he headed for California. He had virtually no acting experience and zero training, but he decided that he simply loved movies so much that he just couldn't settle for a normal life.
When he finally reached Los Angeles, he moved into a flat in North Hollywood with eight other guys. They had no furniture and no beds to sleep in. Just a sleeping bag for each of them, a TV, a stereo, and a toaster oven.
To pay their bills, the guys would go to a place called the Job Factory where people would employ day laborers to do odd jobs. You think waiting tables is bad? Brad's jobs included moving refrigerators, selling cigarettes, and once, he had to dress up as a giant chicken and stand out on Sunset Blvd in 100° weather for El Pollo Loco.
After getting an agent, Brad started booking small jobs like his stint on the sit-com Head Of The Class and an episode of Growing Pains. He also booked other roles on TV shows like Another World and Dallas. However, as you'll read later, it's not so simple as just graduating from guest spots on TV to movie stardom. So how did he do it?
Well, like any other beginner actor, he started his movie career doing extra work as a background "actor". And after a year, he started booking roles like the guest spots mentioned above and roles in small independent films like Cutting Class and The Dark Side of the Sun.
Two years later, he got an audition for an upcoming movie called Thelma & Louise. He played only a supporting role in this movie (a small-time thief named J.D.), but upon its release, Brad was exposed to a whole new world.
It would be this role that would get the attention of bigger more powerful agencies that might want to sign him. It was that role that would make him known to big time filmmakers and their casting directors. And just a few months later, he got the lead in his first big hit, A River Runs Through It.
The result, Brad Pitt's salary sky-rocketed from $6,000, which he was paid for Thelma & Louise, to $500,000, which he was paid for Kalifornia, a film that was released 11 months after the huge success of A River Runs Through It.
The Hollywood players don't have time to hold your hand and teach you the ways the industry works. They sort out the ones with real potential from the horde of wannabes, toss them into the mill, and hope that a shiny new star will form.
What you'll discover with CelebSystem is how to become a part of that small handful chosen from the herd of wannabes, how to make all the right moves to get ahead, and most importantly, how to maintain your star status once you've achieved it.