appear in nonspeaking, nonsinging or nondancing capacity in the background, for instance in an audience or busy street scene, in
, and so on. All
have lots of fun and get to see the real action up close, and many have also moved on as
How to become
.01 | What it takes and how to become an extra
Don't Just Watch Your Favourite Movies and TV Shows, Become a Part of Them!
Whether you are an aspiring actor, or just want to be seen in your favourite movies or television shows and series, being an extra is the perfect start to get familiar with showbiz, and on top of that you often make some extra cash. So, what does it take and how do you become an extra?
extras get to rub elbows with the celebrities without having to memorize lines or attend acting classes
extras get to rub elbows with the celebrities without having to memorize lines or attend acting classes. If you are an aspiring actor, being a background artist can give you some much needed experience and maybe even a few networking opportunities.
.02 | Former extras that made it big!
We all start somewhere...
Heard of Shirley Temple, Client Eastwood and Bruce Willis? Former extras
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Shirley Temple, Bruce Willis, Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper, Jeff Goldblum, Adam Brody, Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Heath Ledger, Cuba Gooding Jr. are just a few of the actors that started as extras.
Online directories of
.03 | What are Online extras directories and How to Evaluate them?
Register online as an extra for film, TV, commercials, music videos...
Extras.co.uk is more than twice as popular as FilmExtras.co.uk! [Alexa Traffic Rank, Nov 2008]
How do you know which online extras directories are good and which ones are not? A good extras directory has a strong focus on extras; many and relevant members; a user-friendly Website frequently utilised by its members, production companies and casting directors (compared to similar sites in the same region); many and relevant ads, casting calls, production companies and casting directors; and a reasonably priced subscription.