“I had my first film audition. I called up and said, ‘how did I do?’ They said, ‘’Have you ever thought about acting school?’
It’s not an easy job because the ego wants to get in there and take credit, or lay blame, or excuse, or rationalize, or defend, or judge.
How do we stand in the place where desire must meet with action and find peace?
Andy Serkis on Motion Capture: “It is a tool that enables you to enter into the world of your character. I think of it as digital makeup”
“In terms of acting, though, if you’re playing a highly stylized character whose physicality is the first thing on your mind, there’s a whole acting language that you have to learn.”
Spielberg: “I think that is the secret to great acting. You have to bring your imagination to the party. You gotta have a great imagination. You’ve got to bring it to the day when you’re working.”
Johnny Depp: “I started out secretly testing characters on (my kids) to see how their reactions would be”
Don’t give the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise an ocean burial just yet. Star Johnny Depp, who plays everybody’s favorite pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the series, said at the Cannes Film Festival that he wants to reprise his role for at least another installment.
Keira Knightley: “The thing about acting is, it does require life, because you have to have things to draw from”
“Doing it solidly for two years at that time was definitely enough. And I mostly just wanted to do something else.”
How did this year’s Academy Award nominees begin their acting careers? Find out in The Daily Actor’s “Before The Oscars” special feature.
We all have those days when our confidence level isn’t the best. Acting coach, Benson Simmonds is here to help!