An Actor Succeeds: A Book Full of Quotes on Acting Tips, Auditioning and More

An Actor Succeeds Book Review

Unless we’re in prime acting mode – rehearsing, filming, auditioning, etc – most actors have the attention span of small child, myself included. And Author Boze Hadleigh, whose written eighteen books mostly on the entertainment world, has got to know this because he’s crafted the perfect book for us: An Actor Succeeds.

The book is a huge collection of quotes from some of the most successful actors, directors, casting directors, agents, writers and producers in our industry. And each quote from actors like Christopher Walken, Johnny Depp and Keira Knightley are wonderful nuggets full of information and inspiration. Want audition advice from Neil Patrick Harris? It’s in there. How about some acting tips from Sean Penn? Not to worry because it’s right there on page 46.

An Actor Succeeds is broken up five different chapters: Acting, Auditioning, Connection, Working and Coping.

Check out some examples from each chapter below:

Acting: “You have to hand it to the character actors, then and now. They do more and better acting than most leading men. Only, since they’re not on screen as much, you don’t always notice” – Steve Buscemi

Auditioning: “All you have to remember is ‘audition’ is synonymous with ‘opportunity. I mean, if you absolutely hate auditioning, do you also hate opportunities? That wouldn’t make much sense.” – Hilary Swank.

Connection: “Acting is about people. Other people. Otherwise, you’re not acting, you’re doing monologues.” – Daniel Day-Lewis

Working: “It’s in the eyes, mostly. Don’t listen just to the other actor’s lines. Look at – and listen to – their eyes. That’s where the emotion comes through.” – Charlize Theron

Coping: “I always heard criticism is the tax on fame. They were right. And then some.” – Brad Pitt

If you’re looking for a book on acting that’ll inspire and set a fire to your actor juices, An Actor Succeeds is definitely the way to go.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Sterling-k-brown-this-is-us.jpg
Sterling K. Brown on Becoming an Actor: “You get bit, and you just keep chasing that”
"I was used to being 'that dude from that show, who got shot in that episode'" - Sterling K. Brown
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/richard-dreyfuss.jpg
Richard Dreyfuss on Winning an Oscar: “You’re riskier when you’re on the hunt”
"I had no doubt of my eventual success." - Richard Dreyfuss
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Shannon-Purser-Stranger-Things.jpg
‘Stranger Things’ Star Shannon Purser on Getting Cast as Barb
"I had never booked anything, gotten close calls, and then one day I got an email about this new show called Stranger Things, asking for a tape." - Shannon Purser
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/watch-sag-conversations-on-broad.jpg
Watch: SAG Conversations on Broadway with Andy Karl
Karl recalls his highs and lows on stages and reveals the charming side that has made him a huge star.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/watch-sag-conversations-with-ale.jpg
Watch: SAG Conversations with Alexander Skarsgard of ‘Big Little Lies’
Skarsgard talks about his career and work on HBO's 'Big Little Lies'