3 Reasons Acting at 40 is Better than 20

Okay, so you’re over 40. Maybe you’re even over 50, or 60. Think that means you’re “over the hill” as an actor? Think you’ve missed your chance? No way. In fact, I think the mature actors actually have many advantages over younger actors. Here are the top 3 reasons why you should stop feeling sorry for yourself and go submit yourself for some perfect roles today: 

1. There’s Less Competition

Hot young things with a hope and a dream are a dime a dozen. There’s millions of them, and a limited number of roles that suit them. But if you look at TV or the movies, you’ll notice that, although the kids snag a lot of the “above the title” parts, the screen is filled with older actors, especially in supporting or character roles. There are parts out there for every age and every look in every city. On ClaimFame, you can search for parts specifically for your range in to home in on the ones that are appropriate for you.

2. You’re More Mature

For better or worse, acting involves a lot of rejection. Even accomplished actors sometimes get only one in 10 (or one in 100) roles they apply for. But you’ve been around the block a few times. Whether in love or in your work, you know what rejection feels like, and you know how to persevere.

3. You’re in Good Company

Some of America’s best actors are 40 and over. They look great, they act great, but they’re no spring chickens.

  • Actors in their 40s: Matt Damon, Will Smith, and Brad Pitt, Amy Adams, Halle Berry, and Penelope Cruz. Click here to see more!
  • Actors in their 50’s: You could still be the next Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Ellen Degeneres, or Kevin Costner. Click here to see more!
  • Actors over 60: Over 60? So what! You could do worse than being like Meryl Streep (looking stunning at 65) and Michael Douglas (still hot at 70)!

P.S.: Did you know that a good percentage of ClaimFame members are 40 and over? Our Professional Casting Coach Mason O’Brien reports that she loves speaking with our mature members … they have tons of drive, talent, and experience.

Are you a 40+ actor using ClaimFame to accelerate your career? We want to hear from you!

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2 Responses to “3 Reasons Acting at 40 is Better than 20”

  1. Brian Hecht

    Hi Kenyatta – We can really relate to your passion. I’m over 40 and I started ClaimFame because I see so much potential for actors of all ages. Break a leg!


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