The acting performance seen in films reflect the diversity of cinema practice over time and across the globe. Each acting performance is crucial in filmmaking and contributes to the film performances.Performances by actors, like the contributions made by other members of a film production team, are designed to be consistent with the film style as a whole.
Most often, they are crafted to convey a director’s interpretation of the narrative. Because acting performance is integral component of specific films and films themselves differ widely it is not possible to evaluate individual acting performance in relation to a fixed standard, such as the expectation that acting in the cinema should be realistic.
Instead, film performance is best understood and assessed by studying work from different time periods, genres, aesthetic movements, production regimes, and national cinemas. This approach prompts one to see that there are several acting styles in film.