I'd like to continue explaining the most important looks for headshots, as there are twenty in total. In this article, I plan to do numbers six through ten. These looks should only be pursued once you've done the first five because these ones are less important. Additionally, since each look takes a certain amount of time to achieve, you want to make sure that the headshot session is long enough to cover these looks only after you've done the most important ones.
6. Cockiness: Bringing out cockiness in the character is great if you want to show an actor's range in playing some of the smaller roles. Many characters in films are cocky, and so if you have a headshot that shows you with this expression on your face, it's much easier for a casting director to see you playing that part.
7. Lust: Having lustful and flirty characters in films is very important. Because of this, it is very helpful to have a headshot that shows this look because if you don't, you are definitely limiting your options. Guys and girls can play the lustful character, although girls are usually offered that role more frequently.
8. Interest: This is a fairly simple emotion to play, as it shows you as a curious type of character. By showing interest in your headshot, you suddenly open new doors to play even more roles, those such as psychologists and detectives. Interest goes along with the idea of intelligence, but it's less about confidence and more about being curious.
9. Thoughtfulness: Having a thoughtful or dreamy character is helpful as well, again for smaller roles. The reason one might want a role like this is because although it doesn't show the confidence for a lead role, you may be able to submit it for minor roles of specific characters that tend to be romantic, nostalgic, and/or pensive. This is just another interesting look that you can add to your portfolio of headshots.
10. Menace: Having a menacing and threatening shot is very important if you want to get the darker roles. Typically, mischief can be used as a menacing look, however the real menace is in the dark and scary look that you bring out when playing this specific emotion. It's very important to get a look of menace if you really want to expand your range and be able to play some dark characters who are more scary.
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