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Ask Me!: What inspired you to be an Actor?

frozenipod asked:This is a mere question about inspiration. What inspired you to go into acting? -For me, I can’t even remember a time before I wanted to act, but my desire to act is fueled by seeing Sidney Poiter, and getting little compliments when doing church plays. Well, it’s kind of personal for me. Acting has […]

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After the Show: The Many Faces of the Performer

From: Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.: After the Show: The Many Faces of the Performer. “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” – Walt Whitman Recounting his recording sessions with the youngMichael Jackson, famed record producer Quincy Jonesremembers that “Michael was so shy, he’d sit down and sing behind […]

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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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Helen Mirren on Women in Hollywood

Helen Mirren on Hollywood – YouTube. The Dame giving a speech on the importance of women in the industry – and indeed, the world.

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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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