the shooting, actors
are chosen to the film roles and as extras. Often this includes
screen tests and interviews.
actors are usually chosen for their roles based on their physical
attributes and professional skill, but also marketing
factors have a role in casting. The most important roles are
usually filled with popular actors, so that the film will
be successful and get the needed profit.
protagonist or the main
character is usually one that the viewers can easily identify
with, and who has previously had similar roles.
are usually chosen among actors with theatrical merit, who
are capable of versatile interpretation of the villain of
the story. According to many actors, it is especially interesting
and challenging to play the antagonist.
example, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford are typical "fair
and square" men and fit to play the main characters in
films targeted to the large audience. In Finland, such men
have often been played by Tapio Rautavaara, Martti Suosalo
and Kari Väänänen.