5 Acting—What Is It?

“Acting is by far and away the toughest job, in terms of filmmaking and maybe even the arts. How they do it I don’t know, but they have to be allowed to get their satisfaction.”

—JONATHAN DEMME

 

“‘Faking it’ should bother the hell out of you.”

—LARRY ARRICK, Broadway Director

 

“If you’re not ready for the 1st moment, you’re not ready for the 2nd.”

—SUZANNA SHEPHARD, Acting Teacher

 

“If I feel the part is right, and I know that the producers and the director want me, I’d go for broke. Always.”

—ANNE ARCHER, Actress

 

Actors Speak: In Session

“As I waited to read, I overheard the casting director on the phone making a deal for another actor to get the role I was reading for. When he called me in to read, he ...

Get Casting Revealed, 2nd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.