A PAGE FROM MY NEW BOOK

  A page from my ‘New Book,’ The FILM ACTOR: “Doing Nothing”   “Perfection is ‘Boring,’ one who strives to be ‘Perfect’ is even more Boring.” ____________________________________________________ AMATEUR Vs PROFESSIONAL (for the Film Director, “Amateur” is better):   “Genius” I believe grows out of us, but it has a ‘dead line,’ a ‘stopping point,’ when Read More …

LYING Vs TRUTH

LYING V’s TRUTH   “The Actor cannot have One Foot in Two Worlds.” They’re either Lying or telling the Truth.   “Truth in Life is necessary, in Art it’s Boring.”   Tell an “Attractive Person” they’re “Unattractive” and you’ll get they’re “Attention.”   Tell an “Unattractive Person” they’re “Attractive” and you’ll get they’re “Attention.”   Read More …

“NO” Vs “YES”

  “The Artist must be willing to risk it all for the sake of Creativity.”   “YES” Vs “NO”   For the “Gatekeepers in Hollywood,” “NO” is a power word, for those approaching the “Gates,” “YES” is a word of “Desperation.” It is the “desperate who often hear the word “NO.” Because they lack the Read More …

“ITALIAN SAUCE”

  “ITALIAN SAUCE”   Like a unique “ITALIAN SAUCE,” the “Actor” needs “One Main Ingredient and a Backup…”   “ARROGANCE” (Garlic) & “EXPERIENCE” (Wine)   …with these two, your work will be like Nonna’s, from the “Heart” and “Guaranteed.” I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a “Street Fight,” because the “Gatekeepers” in Hollywood Read More …

FAMILIARITY, PLAY the RIGHT NOTE

“AUDITONS…”   …a fancy word for “doing the laundry” or “doing the dishes.” I make it a point sometimes to watch my wife do the laundry especially the ‘”folding the shirts and unmentionables” segment. I sit there in awe watching, as her fingers and hands move across those clothes like a “concert pianist” playing Beethoven’s Read More …

for ACTORS, COMMON FOLK & QUITTERS

  for ACTORS, COMMON FOLK & QUITTERS:   “To achieve Greatness, we start by being Common and Ordinary, Workmanlike…. …we set our palms against the stone in the garden wall and search, search, search until at last, in the instant when we’re ready to give up, our fingers fasten upon the secret door.   Like Read More …

PROFESSIONAL Vs AMATEUR

  PROFESSIONAL Vs AMATEUR   It used to be with the “Industry,” “Notoriety trump’s Substance,” with this new generation of “Amateur American Actors” it’s: “Fame trumps Substance.”   “PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS…”   …are like Professional Nurses, Doctors, Caregivers, etc. It is not their “Talent or Skills” that make them “Who & What” they are, it’s their Read More …

PULLING the PIN

  “PULLING the PIN” (comes from the railroad workers uncoupling the cars)…   …”oh grow up,” don’t you hate that phrase? I do, because people don’t grow up, they “change” and when people change, their “relationships” change and when their relationships change, their “world” changes.   Someone (very dear to me) once said to me…”you Read More …

BRANDO’S HANDS

  Brando’s Hands vs The Talking Heads Actors:   If Facebook has proven anything (to me), it has proven, “everybody has a secret desire to be an Actor.” That innate instinct to “Showoff” (myself included), our VOCAL (opinions), our INTELLECT (knowledge), our PHYSICAL (photos), and our EMOTIONS (frustrations).   Now isn’t that Ironic, the V.I.P.E. Read More …

A WORK OF ART

  ACTORS   “Nature is not a ‘Work of Art,’ because ‘Nature’ changes and a ‘Work of Art’ does not change, therefore, a Tree is not a ‘Work of Art’ but, a Photograph of a Tree IS a Work of Art.”   I’m not getting Political and I’m not a Trump fan but, here’s a Read More …