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    "make money with the movies"

    "make money with the movies"

    can I say that?
    I'm meaning that somebody earns money working as an actor.

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    #2

    Re: "make money with the movies"

    Quote Originally Posted by sombrello View Post
    "Make money with the movies." This is not a complete sentence.

    Can I say that?
    I'm meaning I mean that somebody earns money working as an actor.

    Thank you.
    £ I have no idea why you used a £ sign here.
    Please give us a complete sentence to consider.
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    Re: "make money with the movies"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Please give us a complete sentence to consider.
    I'm working as an actor. Can I say "I'm making money with the movies"?

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    Re: "make money with the movies"

    It doesn't work for me.

    I make my money in the movie industry.
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    #5

    Re: "make money with the movies"

    In Los Angeles, that statement would commonly be written I earn my living in the industry.
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    #6

    Re: "make money with the movies"

    Quote Originally Posted by sombrello View Post
    I'm working as an actor. Can I say "I'm making money with the movies"?
    You could say it, but to me it suggests you're making your money by selling the movies, not from acting in them.

    A closer version to what you're trying to express would be "I'm making money in the movies." However, it's not a very natural way of expressing the idea.

    The problem with the versions offered above about making your money/living in the movie industry is that it's not clear exactly what your role is in that industry. You could be an actor, a producer, a sound tech, a grip, a production assistant, or any of the other hundreds of jobs related to the movie industry.

    I'd say something like "I make my money as a(n) (movie) actor" or "I make a living as a(n) (movie) actor ".

    Once you're famous, then you can say you make your living as a movie star.
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    Re: "make money with the movies"

    In Los Angeles it's common for people to say they work "in the industry" regardless of the role they play in it. They'll be more specific if they feel like it.
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    Re: "make money with the movies"

    There's a good chance that, in LA, the truth would be "I'm an actor. I make my living as a waiter".
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    #9

    Re: "make money with the movies"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There's a good chance that, in LA, the truth would be "I'm an actor. I make my living as a waiter".
    True, although the first time I saw the expression was in an email from a high-school classmate I was catching up with. She said she had worked "in the industry" for a short while after graduating. It turned out her work, at least, had been as an actress.
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