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I am a member of the "front lines" actors of which you speak having made my
living solely from acting for the past 18 years. In my experience, each actor
does seem to have a line drawn in the sand over which they will not go. But
sometimes I have run into an actor who says that ethical decisions play no
part in their acceptance of a role. They argue that an actor's job is to
portray what is placed before him and that his beliefs are irrelevant. I
usually ask such people to go and see MEPHISTO.