Actor is a professional performer of roles in theater and cinema. Acting art originated in the days of ancient Greece. The profession was one of the most prestigious. But it was not always so. Medieval Europe considered acting as disgrace. And in Russia this profession was even dangerous. Church servants could break the musical instrument of the buffoon, jester, mummer, beat him and put him in prison. The attitude changed only in the Renaissance. And it became prestigious in the XX century and still remains in 2019.
The duties of the actor include: learning the role of the text, visiting rehearsals (shootings), together with other actors, the stage manager or independently developing the future image of the hero. Sometimes, for a deeper immersion in the image, an actor has to study additional literature, for example, books on history, biographies - to embody the image of a real historical figure. The final stage ia a performance in the theater or filming a movie. Actor theater takes part not only in performances and rehearsals, but also in some other work of the theater.