The roles you play vary: You could find yourself acting like a monster for one project, and then months later, you might play the romantic lead in another. The more diverse your skills are, the more likely you’ll get hired. Your work isn’t confined to filming, though. In fact, the job of a film actor starts way before filming, with the audition process. To get a part, you can work with a talent agent or you can audition on your own, but you want to get in front of a director or casting director to prove that you can act.