The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that overall employment of actors, producers and directors is expected to increase over the next several years. Those who wish to pursue careers in this field may benefit from enrolling in a postsecondary institution that was once attended by a successful actor.
For example, John Leguizamo is a graduate of Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus. According to Yahoo Movies, Leguizamo began his career doing stand-up comedy in New York City. He was then cast in several supporting roles in music videos, such as the one for Madonna's Borderline, and television shows including Miami Vice.
After finding success on television, he began starring in movies. In 1995, he starred as drag queen Chi-Chi Rodriguez in To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category.
In addition to live action acting, Leguizamo has also starred in several animated films. In 2002, the actor lent his recognizable voice to Ice Age, as well as the movie's two sequels and video game spin-offs.
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