A typical day

A typical day may consist of rising at four in the morning, sitting through several hours of make-up, and then sitting around waiting for filming to begin.

Special physical demands

When a role calls for even more physical demands, such as a disability or a special skill, an actor may find the need for physical stamina is even more crucial.

Run-throughs

Once the major roles for a film have been cast, directors can begin preliminary run-throughs (rehearsals) to help actors develop their specific characters.