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Farewell Philip Seymour Hoffman – The world of cinema mourns.

  “In my mid-20s, an actor told me, ‘Acting ain’t no puzzle,’ ” Hoffman said, after returning to his seat. “I thought: ‘Ain’t no puzzle?!?’ You must be bad!” He laughed. “You must be really bad, because it is a puzzle. Creating anything is hard. It’s a cliché thing to say, but every time you […]

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Anthony Hopkins Wrote Bryan Cranston an Amazing Fan Letter

Go ahead and add “Breaking Bad superfan” to the list of things you and Sir Anthony Hopkins have in common. Dear Mister Cranston. I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency. I’ve just finished a […]

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“No Friction. No Interest. No Play.” – Arthur Penn

“I do not want to know another thing about what a nice guy or gal someone on the stage is: This is entirely irrelevant to me. Some sort of desperation has crept into our theatre–all of our arts, really, but we’re discussing theatre–where we feel a defensive wall is erected around the meretriciousness of our […]

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Intel Visual Life – Michael Wolff

“Everybody knows that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts… What few people realize? It is only through the parts that the whole gets delivered.” – Michael Wolff This video is a great expression of the artistic life. And I believe it is directly applicable to the life of the actor. via Intel Visual […]

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The 10 Qualities of an Actor

One of the first things my class ever discussed with one of my favorite acting teachers John Osborne Hughes. And it has stuck with me for all these years. I highly recommend signing up for a class with him the next time he is in town. I believe these are also the qualities of a […]

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