(1) The only way of not writing a custom script I can think of would be to use the Display Suite module. Out of the blue I would try the following.
- Create a new display mode (besides content and teaser) for the actor content type. Call it something like "just image" or "photo only". It should be set to only display the image field.
- Create a new display mode for the movie content type, maybe called "actors". It should only display the field collection and the name (reference field) should use the previously created display mode "just image".
- Create a (views) block that shows the original node (Contextual Filter: Nid, default parameter in URL). Display type of that view should be Node and use the "actors" display mode.
What I would expect is to get a block that shows the actors' photos along with their characters' names.
(2) An easier way (if you are able to program Drupal modules) would be to write custom scripts. Also, this would allow you to fine-tune your output. I would create a custom module which creates the block you want by using the _block hooks to define the available blocks and their contents.
(3) Another way of accomplishing what you want would be to restructure your website's architecture. This might not be suitable for you if you already have a lot of entries. Instead of field collections you would then use an additional content type (character). Character would then have relationships with both movies and actors.