An out of work actor would be someone that is NOT in the film.
Okay, parados, this behavior from forum trolls is just irritating. Honestly, you couldn't find something better to do with you day than knit pick over phraseology?
Everyone here knew what I meant: an actor who just wasn't getting the jobs he needed to support his career, maybe totally out of work, maybe he had one crappy commercial last month. But he was "out of work".
Ironically you were not only irritating, but you just plain stupid.
The character being played is an out of work actor.
The fact that the actor for the character has a job playing the character is absolutely irrelevant to the character!
If you're going to be a smart-aleck at least be smart!