“If you want to be an actor, work it out yourselves.” – Russell Crowe
It’s amazing what bits of pop culture history get rediscovered once people start looking in their closets, attics, and garages. One of the latest finds are tapes recorded by Orson Welles several years before his death that he planned to use to write an autobiography (which he never finished).
There’s a famous, though embellished, story about classically trained actor Laurence Olivier and method actor Dustin Hoffman on the set of Marathon Man. According to the legend, Olivier asked Hoffman why he looked so tired on the set one morning, and Hoffman explained that he had stayed up the whole night in order to properly play a character who had stayed up all night. As a joke, Olivier replied something to the effect of, “Why not try acting? It’s much easier.”