A casting director is responsible for selecting principal actors to play
roles. Some casting directors also specialize in selecting extras.
They have a lot of responsibilities. The movies involved may be multimillion-dollar
ones, and the casting director has to cast the "perfect" actors in the roles.
"Directors have to have a lot of trust in you because you're pretty much
deciding the look of the film," says casting director Michael Shortt.
"A movie with Sharon Stone is going to look totally different than a Sandra
Bullock movie. It's going to determine a whole lot -- production design, wardrobe