So you want to be a Hollywood actor?

It takes more than desire, the willingness to give 110%, or getting ripped at the gym. Acting is a business, and the product is you.

There have been thousands of actors who were good looking, talented, good at martial arts, went to Hollywood and came back home after nearly starving for three or more years.

Why do some make it and others don’t? Luck plays a part – a big part. Those who make it, understand how to cultivate luck.

Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. That means that you know both the “show” and the “business”, Quotes Hirav Shah, The Leading Astrologer Cum Strategist For Movies.

Hollywood Astrologer Hirav Shah’s Astro-Analysis :

Placement of Mercury and Venus in Horoscope

Mercury, the planet of skills, communication, grasping abilities. This shimmering planet Mercury plays a momentous part to play. It governs the aspect of entertainment in your Birth Chart. With an ill-placed Mercury, an artist could not succeed in the Cinema world.

Along with this, Venus also has tremendous importance. It is the planet of luxuries, glamour, beauty, and materiality. It is essential to have a strong Venus to make you a good actor. In the world of acting, an Artist must have a well-placed Venus and Mercury to make an impression.

Placement of Sun

Sun, a prideful planet. With an eminence in the solar system and life circle, the Sun is the most significant planet in Astrology. It denotes the soul and governs major life aspects. For instance, self-expression, confidence, reputation, recognition, authority, and beauty. In order to become a great actor and attain worldwide popularity, a person has to have a strong Sun in Birth Chart.

Placement of Mars

Mars denotes fire and energy. A person with a strong Mars in Kundali can easily become a part of great films. They can play significant roles in the films of Action, Thriller, Sci-Fiction genres.

Below, Hollywood Astrologer Hirav Shah takes you through the top 5 picks for Hollywood Actors to watch out in 2021.

1. Daniel Craig

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Introduction

Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor. He is presently in his 53rd year. He is best known for portraying James Bond in the eponymous film series, beginning with Casino Royale (2006), which brought him international fame.Other notable roles include his breakthrough role in the drama serial Our Friends in the North (1996), the historical drama film Munich (2005), and the mystery thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and the mystery comedy Knives Out (2019)

Career Highlights

After training at the National Youth Theatre and graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991, Craig began his career on stage. He made his film debut in the drama The Power of One (1992) and attracted attention with appearances in the historical television war drama Sharpe’s Eagle (1993), and the family film A Kid in King Arthur’s Court (1995). After appearing in Our Friends in the North, he gained roles in the biographical film Elizabeth (1998), the action film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), before appearing in the crime thrillers Road to Perdition (2002) and Layer Cake (2004).

Casino Royale, released in November 2006, was favourably received by critics and earned Craig a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. His starring role in Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), the series’ highest-grossing film, Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2021), has brought further international attention.

He has continued to star in other films, such as the fantasy film The Golden Compass (2007), the historical drama Defiance (2008), the science fiction Western Cowboys & Aliens (2011), the heist film Logan Lucky (2017), and Knives Out (2019). The last earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. As its known that portraying James Bond beginning with Casino Royale (2006), made him a huge global star and as of February 2021, he has starred in three more instalments, with the fifth set to be released in late 2021.

2. George Clooney

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Introduction

George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and philanthropist. He is currently in his 60th year. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the other for co-producing Argo (2012). In 2018, he was the recipient of the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.

Career Highlights

Clooney made his acting debut on television in 1978, and later gained wide recognition in his role as Dr. Doug Ross on the medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films, with his breakthrough role in From Dusk till Dawn (1996),and the crime comedy Out of Sight (1998), in which he first worked with director Steven Soderbergh, who would become a long-time collaborator. In 1999, he took the lead role in Three Kings, a well-received war satire set during the Gulf War.

In 2001, Clooney’s fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, Soderbergh’s heist comedy remake Ocean’s Eleven, the first of what became a trilogy, starring Clooney. He made his directorial debut a year later with the biographical spy comedy Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and has since directed the historical drama Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), the sports comedy Leatherheads (2008), the political drama The Ides of March (2011), and the war film The Monuments Men (2014). Clooney won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005), and subsequently earned Best Actor nominations for the legal thriller Michael Clayton (2007) and the comedy-dramas Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). In 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the political thriller Argo.

He has been nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories, a record he shares with Walt Disney and Alfonso Cuarón, and with Brad Pitt is one of only two actors to have won both the Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture.Clooney was included on Time’s annual Time 100 list, which identifies the most influential people in the world, every year from 2006 to 2009.

Clooney most recently directed Netflix’s The Midnight Sky and starred in and produced the Hulu miniseries Catch-22. Clooney-Directed ‘The Midnight Sky’ Is On Course To Become One Of Netflix’s Most Watched Films.

3. Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins
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Introduction

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (born 31 December 1937), currently in his 84th year, is a Welsh actor, composer, director and film producer.He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, three BAFTAs, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008 he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Career Highlights

In 1968, Hopkins achieved recognition in film, playing Richard the Lionheart in The Lion in Winter. In the mid-1970s, Richard Attenborough, who would direct five Hopkins films, called him “the greatest actor of his generation.” In 1991, he portrayed Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor. He reprised the role in its sequel Hannibal and the prequel Red Dragon. Other notable films include: The Elephant Man (1980), 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), Howards End (1992), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992), Shadowlands (1993), Legends of the Fall (1994), Meet Joe Black (1998), The Mask of Zorro (1998), as well as Thor (2011) and it’s 2013 and 2017 sequels. Hopkins has since been nominated for four other Academy Awards for the films The Remains of the Day (1993), Nixon (1995), Amistad (1997) and The Two Popes (2019). In 2020, Hopkins starred in The Father alongside Olivia Colman.

Since making his small screen debut with the BBC in 1967, Hopkins has continued to appear on television. In 2015, he starred in the BBC television film The Dresser alongside Ian McKellen, and In 2018, he starred in King Lear opposite Emma Thompson. In 2016 and 2018, he starred in the HBO television series Westworld for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Hopkins will next be seen in The Father.The Father had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 27 January 2020, and will be released in the United Kingdom on 11 June 2021 by Lionsgate.

4. Delroy George Lindo

Delroy Lindo
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Introduction

Delroy George Lindo (born 18 November 1952) is a British-American actor of film, stage, and television. He is currently in his 69th year.He is the recipient of such accolades as a NAACP Image Award, a Satellite Award, and nominations for a Drama Desk Award, a Helen Hayes Award, a Tony Award, two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Career Highlights

Lindo has played prominent roles in four Spike Lee films: West Indian Archie in Malcolm X (1992), Woody Carmichael in Crooklyn (1994), Rodney Little in Clockers (1995), and Paul in Da 5 Bloods (2020), the latter of which he received universal acclaim for his performance as a Vietnam War veteran, winning the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor and the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor. Lindo also played Bo Catlett in Get Shorty (1995), Arthur Rose in The Cider House Rules (1999), and Detective Castlebeck in Gone in 60 Seconds (2000). Lindo starred as Alderman Ronin Gibbons in the TV series The Chicago Code (2011), as Winter on the series Believe (2014), and currently stars as Adrian Boseman in The Good Fight (2017–present).

The Harder They Fall will be his next release, this year.

5. Tom Hanks

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Introduction

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks’s films have grossed more than $4.9 billion in North America and more than $9.96 billion worldwide, making him the fourth-highest-grossing actor in North America. He is currently in his 65th year.

Career Highlights

Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedies Splash (1984) and Big (1988). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and a young man with below-average IQ in Forrest Gump (1994). Hanks collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on five films: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017), as well as the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, which launched him as a director, producer, and screenwriter.

Hanks’s other notable films include the romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998); the dramas Apollo 13 (1995), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), and Cloud Atlas (2012); and the biographical dramas Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Sully (2016), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). He has also appeared as the title character in the Robert Langdon film series, and has voiced Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series (1995–present).

Hanks’s accolades include two Academy Awards out of six nominations. Hanks has also won 7 Primetime Emmy Awards for his work as a producer of various limited series and television movies, including From the Earth to the Moon, Band of Brothers, John Adams, and The Pacific. In 2013, he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy.

He has received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2002. He received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2004. In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor, and in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama,as well as the French Legion of Honor. In 2020 he received the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. Next, Tom Hanks-led sci-fi film “Bios” will release in April 2021.The film was initially set to hit theaters on Oct. 2, 2020 but will now premiere on April 16, 2021.

Conclusion

The film industry breathes on insecurities and everyone tries to benefit from the insecurities of an actor.
That’s why you need a clear strategy in place, as to how you’ll leverage new platforms such as Youtube, OTT, Streaming and more to get yourself noticed. There’s also a clear component of destiny and luck, since numerous aspirants try and only a few make it finally. Leading Astro-Strategist and Movie Adviser, Hirav Shah can help you with clear Astro-Strategic Analysis to understand how to go about and march further, in order to achieve a prosperous film career.