Did you know that Al Pacino was a superintendent before he became an actor?
This is what he said about it:
“I was making 14 dollars a week. Every time, I’d get it and spend it in three and a half minutes. I would have a couple of quarts of ale and nothing else mattered. I remember sitting on the edge of my bed in this tiny room I was living in thinking, what am I going to do?”
Can you imagine what Al must have been thinking?
He was dragging himself in to do a job that he didn’t want to do, counting down the minutes to clocking off time and then sitting by himself in his little bedsit (which most probably was not in a great area) drinking to cheer himself up. He must have been quite depressed.
This is a creative man and he was doing something against his nature and getting paid a pittance for it.
The day must have come when he sat on his bed and decided to change his situation. He got to the point where enough is enough and took action to do the thing he was born to do – act.
Al decided to learn Method Acting.
As you may know, Method Acting is used by Hollywood’s acting elite including Daniel Day-Lewis, Bradley Cooper, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Angelina Jolie Pitt and Scarlett Johansson, to name a few. In fact, 80% of Best Actor Oscar winners since the year 2000 are method actors.
Some would argue that Al became the greatest method actor ever.
It didn’t happen overnight. He trained and studied acting like a demon and built his ability into something truly impressive.
Now instead of making $14 a week, he makes upwards of $11 million a movie.
What made the difference?
He got up from the edge of his bed and took action to make his dream a reality.
If you would like to do the same then I have a mega easy first step for you.
I have put together a FREE online video Method Acting course that lasts seven days. To get your hands on it, all you need to do is fill in the form below and follow the instructions:
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