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The Art of Film Acting by Jeremiah Comey

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Conclusion

I get a script. I read it once to see if I want to do it. Then I don’t look at it again until the day I shoot.

Robert Ryan

How It Happens

Let’s say that you are a teenager who has auditioned for a part in a movie. You meet with the casting director. He likes your reading and calls you back. On your second callback, you meet the producer. A day later you have another callback for the director. The next day you have a fourth callback, and you see some of the competition. Several are actors you recognize. Your first thought is, “How am I going to get cast for the part over these guys?” On this, the final callback, you read with a real veteran, the star. The audition happens so fast you are in and out before you know it. On the way ...

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