“You gather all of the information and look at it all, and panic, and then you start to slowly build this character.” – Josh Brolin
Browsing: Actor Tips
“I would tell [my younger self] not to let the business kill the love for why you got into it.” – Jeff Daniels’ on Advice for Actors
Some Casting Directors Do’s: Common Sense, Respect for the Space, and Leaving Props at Home
“If you don’t have anything going on in your head, you’re not interesting to watch” – Krysten Ritter
“I get a [blank] book for every character that I do, and start to write out what some of his traits might be” – Giancarlo Esposito on Creating a Character
“Get in, do your thing, and get out like you have somewhere better to be.” – Alfred Molina’s Audition Advice
“Part of the test of becoming a working actor is being able to be resilient and work through those road blocks in whatever way you can.” – Jenna Fischer
“If you keep trying to find what’s unique in the moment, then the danger is that you miss that very thing.” – Joaquin Phoenix
“Acting for me is something that is difficult, it’s complicated, and yet it’s very simple. It’s a strange thing.” – Richard Jenkins
Sam Rockwell: “People like to have labels for actors and, the truth is, every actor is a character actor”
“I think in every character, you’re finding a version of yourself.” – Sam Rockwell
“There’s not one approach. It depends on the scene” – Joaquin Phoenix
“Comedy is just telling the truth. It’s the situation really that’s comedic. So really, it’s just finding the timing of that, which is where the laughs are.” – Malcolm McDowell
“No one wants to be rejected. But if people reject you then that means it’s not the right fit for you” – Casting Director Bonnie Timmermann
“Frank doesn’t know he’s in a Western, so I just tried to figure out what Frank was thinking and when he was thinking it” – Jeff Daniels on ‘Godless’
Prince reflects on his decades of theater production.
“I think I’m getting to be selective about the things I’m working on because I’m pretty confident in who I am.” – Daveed Diggs
“Personally, I’m not interested in casting the most perfectly beautiful woman or someone who ticks all the boxes of what a person is ‘supposed’ to look like.” – Casting Director Nina Gold
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“I don’t think I had the full tool kit to do it justice.” – Benedict Cumberbatch on One of the Times He’s Felt Lost Doing a Role
Sam Rockwell on Playing His ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Character: “It’s all in the details”
Rockwell talks about getting into character for his role as an incompetent, small-town cop.