At long last Mr Jeff Bridges has finally won an Oscar! Congratulations to him. Well deserved.
He also takes the percentage up again. What percentage I hear you ask…?
The percentage of Best Actor Oscar winners since 2000 who are method actors. It’s now at over 80%. Coincidence? I think not.
I like to call this percentage the ‘hidden message’. Most people never know about it.
Mr Bridges appeared on The Jonathan Ross Show recently, and he revealed one of his method acting secrets. When Jonathan Ross asked him if he got drunk to play his role so convincingly in The Big Lebowski (his character is high a lot of the time), Jeff replied “Absolutely not”. In fact, he completely abstained from any such substances, including alcohol, as he had to remain completely focused and alert. Instead, he told Jonathan, he relied on Sense Memory.
In The Method we have a tool called Sense Memory, which is about recalling life events through your senses in order to recreate the correct emotional content.
This is easier said than done, and method actors go through a progression of work and training to do this at its optimum.
But one thing is for certain. It works. That’s why people like Jeff Bridges, Sean Penn, Daniel Day- Lewis, Forest Whitaker, and a very long list of outstanding actors use it.
But here is the funny thing about The Method. Most people never learn it. Either they never get to hear about it or they just don’t think they need to learn it.
Well, you don’t have to learn it, but the top actors do because they want to be the best.
Please, for your own acting sake, start learning The Method. Jeff has just given you another sign, please don’t ignore it.
Yes, it’s true that you can learn The Method with me, but even if you don’t choose me, please go to someone else. I want to see more acting of Jeff Bridges’ standard. In fact, I would like to see all acting at that standard, and that means more people have to learn the technique which produces this type of outstanding acting.