Can extras become actors?

Can extras become actors?

Can extras become actors?

Extra work doesn't necessarily get an actor noticed by casting directors or agents, but it can be a valuable way of gaining experience on set. It can sometimes result in being upgraded to a speaking role, or helping an actor get his union card. ... Yet, working as an extra can be worthwhile.

What famous actors were extras?

11 Famous Actors Who Started Out As Extras

  • SYLVESTER STALLONE. Sylvester Stallone was an extra in Woody Allen's 1971 film Bananas as a subway mugger. ...
  • BRAD PITT. ...
  • CLINT EASTWOOD. ...
  • RENÉE ZELLWEGER. ...
  • JOHN WAYNE. ...
  • MEGAN FOX. ...
  • JAMES DEAN. ...
  • BEN AFFLECK & MATT DAMON.

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