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    make a movie/ do a movie?

    Hello everyone

    I was wondering about the difference between "make a movie" and "do a movie".

    I have the impression that a director makes movies and an actor does movies.

    Am I right? Can you give me your opinions even if you're not sure? Can I have examples as well?

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: make a movie/ do a movie?

    I agree with Gill.

    You could say that the actor stars in a movie, or appears in it if it is not a leading role.

    Rover

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    Re: make a movie/ do a movie?

    Also, an actor can do a cameo or make a cameo appearance. This is said of a very famous actor making a very short appearance in a film. For example, Emma Thompson's four or five seconds in the last H. Potter movie. Or Alfred Hitchock's famous cameos in all his films.

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    Re: make a movie/ do a movie?

    'Do a movie' is also a common phrase for making a night out of a movie, i.e. going to one: "Friday, want to do a movie?"

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