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    Cool more than forged by oneself

    Is this a good way to express the idea in English?

    An actor’s career, more than forged by oneself, is decided for those who hire you

    The sentence is said by an actor himself.

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    Default Re: more than forged by oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Is this a good way to express the idea in English?

    An actor’s career, more than forged by oneself, is decided for those who hire you

    The sentence is said by an actor himself.

    Thanks a lot
    No, it's not good.

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    Cool Re: more than forged by oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it's not good.
    How about that, in plural:

    The actors’ career, more than forged by themselves, is decided by those who hire them

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    Cool Re: more than forged by oneself

    Any more help, please

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    Default Re: more than forged by oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Any more help, please
    Try starting it like this: "The career of an actor..."

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    Default Re: more than forged by oneself

    If you really want to use the forged part, try sticking it at the end:
    An actor's career is shaped by those who cast/hire them rather than forged by themselves. (Though I can't say I really like it as a sentence)

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    Default Re: more than forged by oneself

    An actor doesn't forge his own career. Rather, it is forged by those who hire him.

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    Default Re: more than forged by oneself

    Possibly:
    "The career of an actor is forged less by his own efforts than by the people who hire him."

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