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Actors at Work
It's extremely difficult to be an actor, for many reasons: It's mostly unrewarding financially. It takes a lot of hard work before an actor even gets a part. A career is apt to be short-lived. The field is incredibly competitive. Cream does not always rise to the top. And yet actors young and old line up by the thousands wanting to do it. What fuels this desire? What is it ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published August 7th 2007 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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If you're an actor, someone who enjoys watching films/theater performances, or simply want to understand the inner workings of individuals who are some of the most talented in their field, this book is perfect. My favorite interviews were Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Billy Crudup... partially because they're some of my favorite actors, but also because their interviews provided amazing insight.
I have to say I am a little biased on this one as Rosemarie Tichler was one of my guest teachers in graduate school. But this is a really good book. If you are an actor you should definitely read this. Even if you aren't an actor but are interested in the lives and routines and thought process of famous successful actors it is a really good interesting read.