"The Perfect Idiot's Profession": When Celebrity Actors Diss Their Craft. "Acting is the ideal idiot's career." It's a business you pursue because you're narcissistic. It's a humiliating occupation. " Brando, Marlon "Acting is the physical manifestation of a neurotic drive. It's the life of a slacker... it's nothing but waiting for a phone to ring or an agent to show up. " - Marlon Brando
Brando was right. Acting is difficult and rarely pays well. It's also a popular profession with many pitfalls including addiction, depression, and suicide. Famous actors often feel trapped in their careers because there's no other way they can make money. They may even believe that they are incapable of doing anything else.
Famous actors ridicule their craft for three main reasons: 1 to discourage young people from following in their footsteps; 2 to make themselves feel better about themselves; and 3 for financial gain.
First, famous actors ridicule their craft because they don't want anyone else to follow in their footsteps. If they don't discourage people from pursuing this career, then they risk losing more and more stars to Hollywood's endless pool of unemployed actors.
Second, famous actors ridicule their craft because it makes them feel better about themselves. Acting is easy to do and never really finishes. You can always top yourself by adding another character or changing your hair color.
There's a lot riding on an actor's ability to act, therefore there's a lot of pressure to do a good job. Almost every actor does it, but each one flubs their lines in a different way, and they cope with the small embarrassment in a variety of ways, frequently humorously.
If you're an actor and not used to being in front of the camera, you might say or do something embarrassing because you don't want to hurt someone's feelings by appearing stupid, or because you're not used to talking about your work. Some people take themselves too seriously, which can also cause problems for the actor who is trying to appear casual.
Actors' mistakes are usually very funny to people who aren't involved in the entertainment industry, so don't be surprised if some of your friends or family members laugh at some of the gaffes that we mention here.
Sometimes an actor'll say one line in a movie then forget what they were going for with that line so they'll repeat it later in the scene or even during another take. This is called "fumbling" the line and it's when an actor doesn't deliver their script perfectly the first time around. Fumbling can be caused by nerves, but sometimes actors choose to fumble because they think it makes them look more real or human. There are two types of actors who fumble: those who admit it and those who don't.
Laurence Olivier, Acting is a masochistic type of showmanship. It is not nearly an adult occupation. " John Hurt "I recall telling Lindsay Anderson at a party once that acting was just a more refined form of playing cowboys and Indians,... which probably wasn't the best thing to say because he never spoke to me again.
Here are some famous actors that do acting:
Liam Neeson - The actor who plays Tarkin in the Star Wars series. He is also known for his roles in Schindler's List, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and The Grey.
Jim Carrey - An American actor, comedian, artist, and activist; best known for his role as Mr. Peepers in the 1990 film The Mask.
Mickey Rooney - An American actor, singer, dancer, and comedian; best known for his work with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers during the 1930s and 1940s.
Paul Newman - An American actor, director, and political activist; best known for his role as Johnny Fontane in The Godfather trilogy.
Clint Eastwood - An American actor, filmmaker, and musician; best known for his role as Mute Ranger in Dances With Wolves and Dirty Harry.
Lawrence's remarks are in the classic tradition of no-nonsense performers, who not only refuse to romanticize their work, but frequently openly disparage it. Quotes from 25 notable performers who, like Lawrence, refused to believe their own hype are included below. "Acting is the most insignificant of talents, and it is not a particularly high-class means to make a life." - Will Rogers
"I hate acting. I absolutely loathe it. It is a vile trade with a poor reward for its practitioners." - Charlotte Greenwood
"The theatre is a dark place, and a difficult one to lighten up." - Dustin Hoffman
"I read once that acting was the lowest form of human behavior. I think that's accurate enough." - James Mason
"Acting is the most difficult thing in the world. It's just pretending." - Simon Russell Beale
"Acting is an art lost on the modern world swamped as it is by commerce and celebrities." - John Cleese
"Acting is lying for money." - Meryl Streep
"Acting is the worst job in the world. You really have to love it." - Ed Norton
Tension is a performer's worst enemy. Unfortunately, the majority of an actor's career, at least in the early stages, is spent away from the stage. This means that the actor is constantly being asked to perform before large audiences, which can lead to stress and anxiety.
The main cause of this tension is the need to be perfect. Although it is important for actors to learn how to deal with criticism, there is no such thing as perfect performance. Every time an actor takes the stage they are risking failure or success. When success comes, they deserve it for their effort, but when failure comes, it can hurt very much. That is why it is essential for actors to understand how to reduce their tension before each performance.
The first thing an actor needs to do is acknowledge the problem. Actors must learn to accept failure as part of the process of becoming better performers. Only by falling down can we know what shape we are in, whether we are on right track or not.
The next step is to find the source of the tension. Is it the director's criticism or the audience's disapproval? It could be either one or both. The more an actor knows about his or her role, the less likely it is to suffer from panic attacks before a performance.
His research, done in March and April, discovered that more than 80% of professional performers had experienced stage fear at some point in their careers. He also claims that his research disproves "the generally believed idea that stage fright is directly related to age, experience, success, or worries of ineptitude." In fact, the only real factor affecting how many people suffer from stage fright is how much you can afford to pay someone else to do it for you.
Stage fright is a very common problem for actors. It can cause them to make mistakes on stage, which may harm their reputation or get them fired. If an actor doesn't want to hurt their reputation by being perceived as incompetent, they may try to hide their fear by acting like nothing bothers them.
The main source of an actor's stage fright is actually not knowing what will happen next. During a performance, an actor needs to be able to respond quickly to changes within the scene. If they don't know what role they are supposed to be playing, they won't be able to do this. This can be especially difficult if there is a long pause between scenes and they aren't sure what direction the play is going in next. To help them out, directors usually write down specific instructions for each character on a script notecard. These notecards are then given to each actor before the show starts.