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The Art of Film Acting by Jeremiah Comey

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13

The Audition

Auditioning is part of the actor’s job.

Ed Harris

Getting Ready to Audition

There is no getting around auditioning. Maybe some big-time stars don’t have to audition for a role, but most actors do—even well-known, successful ones. Auditioning is showing casting directors, producers, and directors what you look like and how you act. It is getting up in front of people and convincing them by your persona and your performance that you are the one they have to have in their movie or TV show. It is up to you. No one has any reason or obligation to “give you a chance,” and you have to knock ’em dead on the first try or it’s all over—for that time, at least. If you have trouble being instantly brilliant, keep on studying and auditioning ...

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