Monday, December 1, 2008

Act Naturally

There is no such thing as acting “style” or “technique.” There is only acting. Great acting is to live truthfully. A great actor does what they are naturally compelled to do. Amateurs either over act, and/or are unable to perform with any kind of meaning. It’s important to be able to interpret the screenplay truthfully. This is what separates amateur actors from the best of them.

I studied acting under Mr. J.P. Coburn, a student of Sanford Meisner. He was kind of a jerk, and not pleasant to be around, but he sure knows acting. I don’t like to mention teachers or their “methods” because it can be misleading.

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