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Actors can learn to 
manipulate people and situations like a puppet.

There’s a conflict in the acting world of whether an actor should or should not manipulate different types of situations. Then, there’s the conflict of real life manipulation vs. storytelling manipulation. Actors are often called upon to manipulate situations in ...
Sean Penn in The Thin Red Line

Many people believe that bad behavior cannot be successful, however, there are many examples of people who have been successful despite behaving badly. Bad behavior can be successful because it can attract attention, create a sense of urgency and provoke ...
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We’ve all been there before. Something goes wrong and we’re quick to blame someone else. But is that really the best solution? More often than not, blaming others only makes the situation worse. It’s time to take responsibility for our ...
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In the industry of acting, it is not uncommon to feel pressure from your fellow actors. This pressure can come in the form of competition, comparison and even just simple peer pressure. While this pressure can be motivating, it can ...
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Throughout your acting career, you will experience many different phases. The first phase is the beginning, where you are full of hope and dreams of becoming a successful actor. You may have some success early on, but it is often ...
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My father taught me a very important lesson that he learned when he was a boy in school. It was about following the instructions. Very simple, yet why is it so hard to do and how can it affect you ...
Drew Barrymore had a Cameo in Scream

In Hollywood, it’s all about the leading role. The actor who gets top billing and is featured prominently in the trailers and posters. But sometimes, the best performances come from the supporting cast, the actors in smaller roles who flesh ...
Whats the buzz on social media. a young woman using her phone outside.

In today’s society, it’s all about creating a buzz around yourself. Whether you’re an actor, musician or just a regular “Joe Schmoe”, you need to have a certain level of notoriety to be successful. There are a few ways you ...
Spiderman

Anyone here love superheroes? I’m only asking because we’re going to discuss how to play a superhero character. It’s not as easy as it looks! In order to act like a superhero, one must first understand what it means to ...
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Actors are often thought of as confident, outgoing people. However, many actors are actually highly sensitive. Being highly sensitive means that you are easily overwhelmed by stimuli and you feel things deeply. This can be both a blessing and a ...
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The question of what an actor is willing to sacrifice in order to have a successful career is one that is often debated. There are many different opinions on the matter, but it ultimately comes down to what the individual ...
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In the entertainment industry, it is not uncommon for actors to experience financial instability. This is often due to the volatile nature of the industry, as work can be sporadic and unpredictable. While some actors are able to maintain a ...
Behind the Scenes for Dress Rehearsal

In any form of theater, be it a play, musical or opera, rehearsal is essential to the success of the production. Without rehearsal, actors would not know their lines, singers would not know their notes and the stage crew would ...
How To Book More Acting And Modeling Gigs By Using DirectSubmit

It’s not as hard as you may think to submit yourself for acting and modeling roles. With a little research and some elbow grease, you can be on your way to booking gigs in no time. In order to submit ...
Evolution of a Character

In a work of fiction, a character undergoes an evolution as the story progresses. This is often due to the character’s interactions with other characters, as well as the challenges they face. The result is a changed person, who is ...
Wanda Sykes and Adam Devine in Jexi

Comedy is often said to be one of the hardest genres to act in. Nailing the perfect comedic timing, delivery and facial expressions can be a daunting task for even the most experienced of actors. However, with a bit of ...
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If you want to be a successful actor, there are a few things you need to master. First and foremost is your monologue. A monologue is a speech that is given by an individual, typically in a dramatic play. It ...
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Being a parent is hard enough, but when your kid wants to be an actor, it can be even harder. You don’t have the time to take them to auditions or help them with their lines. Well, you may as ...
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Time is ticking! As the calendar year nears a close, the entertainment industry begins to ramp up its releases in an effort to create a “fourth quarter frenzy.” This is the time of year when studios start to release their ...
Luke and Laura's Wedding on General Hospital

Nothing tells a better story than infatuation. Usually infatuation is very intense and short-lived, however, there really isn’t any rule set for how long infatuation can last. Oftentimes, infatuation can be borderline creepy, even considered something called “obsessive love” which ...