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Actors at Work

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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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Jul 24, 2012 Pelin added it
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.
Nov 18, 2008 Scott rated it really liked it
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.
Shira Gregory
Jan 08, 2008 Shira Gregory rated it it was amazing
This book is terrific if you really want to get a sense of what it's like and what it takes to act. Amazing interviews. Favorites were: Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Spacey
Aug 03, 2011 Edward added it
This is a fabulous book! You really get to see how acting is truly an art form with so many different ways to approach it.
Hank Lin
Nov 15, 2011 Hank Lin rated it really liked it
If you're an actor and you gain only one thing from all of this, it should be to trust Marian Seldes with your life.
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