Film actors portray characters in movies from big summer blockbusters to small independent art flicks seen only by those in the know. No matter the budget of the film or the role you take on, your job is to embody your character for the entertainment of audiences. If you’ve ever seen a movie, you probably already have a fairly good idea of what this job is all about. Film actors are people like Robert De Niro and Sandra Bullock (though, technically, if you’re female, then you’re an actress). Like these famous actors, you portray characters in movies ranging from horror to comedy to romance.