Originally Posted by Momus
The chance of making it big in Hollywood is like slim to none... getting picked as a starring actor in film/tv series is like 1:50,000. To make A list is even worse... lottery odds, you have better chance of dying in a car crash >_>;
depends a lot on your skill and networking too. don't forget commercials, voice over acting, stunt work, body doubling, and other niches within acting that we may not think of.
besides, you don't have to be on-screen talent to work/make it big in hollywood. most of my hollywood friends are writers.