Mickey Rourke and his Dad

Here’s an interesting story. When method actor, Mickey Rourke, was starting out he was having problems with a monologue he was doing to get into acting school. In the monologue, he had to speak to his father in the play, … Read More

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Deadly Acting Sin #7

Being an audience pleaser. Now, you may be thinking that that’s what you should be doing as an actor, pleasing the audience. Well, this is a very counterintuitive sin. You see if you are worried consciously or unconsciously about being … Read More

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Deadly Sin #6

Delusion. Let’s kick this one off with a quote from Johann Peter Eckermann, a German poet and author from the 1800s, who was a friend of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous writer and statesmen. “At table, the ladies praised … Read More

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Deadly Acting Sin #5

Envy. This sin is a philosophical one, but one that needs discussing because when this insidious sin enters the psyche, it destroys everything in its path, including acting talent. When I was starting out as an actor, I shared a … Read More

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