See yourself on the big screen in the future? If you enjoy any aspect of drama, theatre or acting, you might just have a future on Broadway! Click below to find out about your future in drama.

Average Salary for an Actor: $4,255 /Month

Average Salary Overall: $3,248 /Month

Average Working Hours (Weekly) for an Actor: 55

Average Working Hours (Weekly) Overall: 48

Important School Subjects:

  • Drama
  • English
  • Art/Music

Are you:

  • Not afraid to embarrass yourself?
  • Confident?
  • Imaginative?

What you need to do:

  1. (Optional) Graduate from high school
  2. (Optional) Take drama classes at college, earn a degree (Bachelors)
  3. Gain experience by getting involved in productions, films, no matter how big or small they are
  4. Find an agent, improve your reputation by relentlessly working on your acting skills

Famous Actors


Marlon Brando. Definitely one of the greatest actors of all time. To any of you who haven’t watched ‘The Godfather’ trilogy, do. He’s also involved in other amazing films like ‘On the Waterfront’ or ‘Julius Caeser’. He’s for sure an iconic actor that serves as a role model for aspiring actors who want to make it big in the movie scene. A classic. Learn more about Marlon Brando here.

USA: Kristin Chenoweth World Tour  Performance

Actors don’t just get famous in movies. In fact, a large part of drama and acting is on stage. Which stages are much bigger than those of Broadway? Kristin Chenoweth is a famous actress and singer, who has performed on Broadway, and in films, too. Her big Broadway productions include ‘Steel Pier and Promises, Promises’. Learn more about Kristin here.


Robert Downey Jr. is one of my favorite actors. He’s mostly known for his role as Iron Man or as Sherlock Holmes, but he has played in other movies, too like The Judge or Tropic Thunder. Despite his struggles with drug addiction and his familial history of abuse, he overcame them to become the highest paid actor in recent times. Learn more about Tony- I mean Robert here.

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