Maybe it’s time to look beyond Hollywood!
Keanu Reeves is doing it, Kevin Spacey, Christian Bale and Adrian Brody have all done it: acting in China. But what you should know too is that those A-listers are real late-comers. Just the other day, a Chinese casting director looks at a billboard with George Clooney and turns to me: “That’s a handsome guy. Does he live in Beijing too?” Well, George Clooney doesn’t, but Georg Anton does. Let’s talk about the world of American and European actors living and working in China!
Being a foreign/western actor in China is full of opportunities, surprises, frustrations, and many crazy stories. But I will spare you the myriad of China anecdotes for the sake of efficiency and will try to present to you what you really need to know. Read more