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Paul Thomas Anderson on Daniel Day-Lewis: “We’re all just trying to get it right”

When asked if he treats Day-Lewis different from other actors that he works with, Anderson answered

Annette Bening on Starting Her Career Relatively Late and How It Influenced Her Acting Process

"It took me a long time to feel comfortable working in movies. I felt kind of like I was a stage actress pretending I was a movie actress" - Annette Bening

Jon Bernthal on His Approach to Acting and How Investing Himself into a Role Makes for Better Performances

"One of the drawbacks of playing the Punisher would be the high exposure. There’s a real downside to that as an actor" - Jon Bernthal

Watch: Kelly Marie Tran’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Audition

The video features clips of Tran's audition and includes clips of director Rian Johnson explaining what he was looking for in casting Rose

Watch: Daisy Ridley’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Audition

Ridely was asked to perform one of the movie's most intense scenes -- the torture scene with Kylo Ren -- during her audition.

Why You Should Embrace Failure as a Positive

Excepting failure is one of the critical things that an actor must embrace in order to be successful.

Actor Ashley Tabatabai on Learning and Appreciating the Craft of Telling Stories

Bruce Lee said that "To live is to express and to express you have to create."

3 Tips on How to Break into the Voice Over Industry

Here are some tips on breaking into the industry and building a reputation as a reliable and professional voice actor

Daniel Day-Lewis on His “Final” Role in ‘Phantom Thread’: “The impulse to quit took root in me, and that became a compulsion”

"All my life, I’ve mouthed off about how I should stop acting, and I don’t know why it was different this time" - Daniel Day-Lewis

Adam Driver: “Basically, the only thing I try to do is know my lines”

"I never figure anything out. I do my job. That’s my goal, to be as economical as possible." - Adam Driver

Bryan Cranston, Robert Pattinson and Armie Hammer on Working with Others

"You know, it’s not imperative that you get along with your co-stars; it’s like your in-laws — it just makes things easier" - Bryan Cranston

Margot Robbie: “I do timelines and backstories, I work with a dialect coach, a movement coach and an acting coach”

"I need to be with other actors, then my focus is on what they’re doing and all I need to do is react to it. I’m too in my head if I’m on my own." - Margot Robbie

Movie Review: Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Characters and story blend together seamlessly and Ryan Coogler's terrific Black Panther.

Interview: Jess Weixler on ‘Entanglement’, Juilliard and How Mediation Has Helped Her on Auditions

"When you film out of order, you just don't want to wait for lightning in a bottle for a scene to kind of find its feet." - Jess Weixler on why she works with an Acting Coach

Interview: Shawn Doyle Talks ‘Bellevue’, His First Day On-Set and One Crazy Audition

"The first day is always, 'What the hell am I doing here? Who am I kidding? They're gonna see. They're gonna fire me!'" - Shawn Doyle on Acting Jitters

Interview: Johnathan Fernandez on ‘Lethal Weapon’ and the Self-Taped Audition That Got Him the Role

"I'm learning a ton, and the character is evolving a bunch, and I feel like I learn something new every time I learn a new script." - Johnathan Fernandez on 'Lethal Weapon'

Interview: Anne Winters on ‘Mom and Dad,’ ‘Thirteen Reasons Why’ and Selma Blair Audition Stories

"Anytime I get a chance to play something completely different, or do something that's so out of the ordinary, than I take that." - Anne Winters on Choosing Her Roles

Jeff Daniels on ‘Godless’, Not Doing Research and Mixing Things Up in His Career

"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'

Lucas Hedges: “I feel like this responsibility to be a great actor, yet I have so much to learn”

"If I don’t go to work, I feel very lost and scared and confused." - Lucas Hedges on Acting