Tag: Acting

Rob explains why there’s one standard for hackneyed dialogue in movies and TV, and a very different one for real life. And why an old song by Prince created a personal RomCom moment for him.

 

This week, Rob coaches an actor on how to read lines like a star and reveals the secret to playing a drunk.

 

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I’m not trying to be unkind here; this is something that genuinely puzzles me. You see, every so often I have to go to a high-school play because someone’s kid is in it. They are almost always bad, because the kids are usually really bad at acting. Now, I don’t blame them – they’re young […]

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When God’s Not Dead Part 1 came out in theaters, a friend of mine wanted to see it, so I went along. I was a little afraid it would be cheesy. But Christian films can have beautiful and touching scenes despite low production values. So I gave it a chance. I covered my eyes for 70 […]

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“The Worst Actors Get the Parts”

 

Fans Gene Hackman and Dustin HoffmanI don’t know how many are interested in such things, but among those who follow the careers of the best American actors, there is a well-known bit of lore about the pre-fame friendship of Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, and Robert Duvall.

Well, it’s not lore, it’s true. You can read about it here. The trio banged around New York for a solid 10 years before finally finding their footing in the film business.

Every young actor in New York or Hollywood feasts on such stories because they make the impossible seem real. You and your buddies—as hungry and invisible as you are now—could one day find yourselves on top. It could happen. It has.