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"You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it!"
Steven Speilberg
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5 days ago by Vince
Read: Arnold Schwarzenegger at the University of Houston | Time
First of all, it would have been fun to make it that easy and to be that easy, but it was very, very difficult to get into the movies. Very difficult. And only because I had help, I could get in because in the beginning every agent, every manager, every studio executive said, you will never become a leading man. Look at your body. You look like a monster.

I was upset about that because I trained so hard and for so long and all of a sudden they call me monsters, but the bottom line is, they said, ‘This is the 70’s. Twenty years they did Hercules. Movies today, the little guys are in; Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Woody Allen. Those are the sex symbols of the 70’s. Don’t you understand it?’ I said, ‘Oh, my God. Who are they?’ But they even belittled me with my accent.

They said, ‘Look, the way you talk. I have to be very honest. I don’t want to offend you, but you give me the creeps with your accent, with that German accent. It’s scary.’ They said, ‘Maybe we can get you a job in Hogan’s Heroes, in that TV show, to play a Nazi officer. And plus your name, Schwarzen, Schmitzl, or whatever it is, I can see that already up there on billboard, and people running in because of the name.’

The bottom line is, it was very, very difficult but only because I decided not to listen to the nay‑sayers and because I decided to work as hard as I did in bodybuilding, to take acting lessons, to take voice lessons, English lessons, speech lessons and accent removal lessons.

Now, I know you are going to say: ‘Get your money back, Arnold.’ But the bottom line is I ran around, ‘The fine wine grows on a vine,’ because the Germans always had difficulties with the F, W, and the V. The fine wine grows on a vine. And then, ‘The sink is made out of zinc’ and all those kinds of things. So, I did this thousands of time and eventually it worked. I started getting little parts and then I started getting bigger parts, and then eventually, even though it was very difficult, it was Dino De Laurentiis and Ed Pressman that came to me with Conan the Barbarian.

And if they wouldn’t have helped me to get that part, I would not have broken through and become a leading man.
hollywood  how-they-started  arnold  acting 
7 days ago by lwhlihu
How to Hire Fake Friends and Family
Bizarre, but fascinating interview in the Atlantic:

Morin: How do you know that your family hasn’t been hired?

Yuichi: That’s a good question! No one knows.
atlanticmonthly  japan  acting  psychology  culture 
7 days ago by warnick
2/2 More photos from last Thursday's for workshop with . Here the stud…
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7 days ago by andfilmer
1/2 More photos from last Thursday's for workshop with . Here the stud…
acting  camera  from twitter
7 days ago by andfilmer
The Atlantic -- The Booming Japanese Rent-a-Friend Business
'...Yuichi believes that Family Romance helps people cope with unbearable absences or perceived deficiencies in their lives. In an increasingly isolated and entitled society, the CEO predicts the exponential growth of his business and others like it, as à la carte human interaction becomes the new norm. -- #Morin: What was your very first role? #Yuichi: I had a single-mother friend, and she had a son. He was trying to enter a private school, but they denied him solely because he had no father. I wanted to challenge the unfairness of Japanese society, so I posed as his father. #Morin: Were you successful? #Yuichi: Not in that situation. But, it inspired the idea for this business. -- ... #Morin: I understand you work as a boyfriend too. Can you describe that experience? #Yuichi: Those clients are usually older ladies. It used to be primarily women in their 50s, but now there are even more women in their 30s. #Morin: Is this sexual or just platonic? #Yuichi: It’s a dating situation. It’s not about having sexual relations, although some women have expected that. Generally, the women just want to have fun with a younger man. They want to feel young again. #Morin: Why do you think these women hire you? #Yuichi: The women typically say that in a real relationship, you’re slowly building trust. It takes years to create a strong connection. For them, it’s a lot of hassle and disappointment. Imagine investing five years with someone and then they break up with you. It’s just easier to schedule two hours per week to interact with an ideal boyfriend. There’s no conflict, no jealousy, no bad habits. Everything is perfect. #Morin: You’ve been on so many fake dates—what is it like for you, in your own personal life, to go on an actual date? #Yuichi: I don’t have a real girlfriend right now. Real dating feels like work. It feels like work to care for a real person. #Morin: Do you plan on having a family someday? #Yuichi: Honestly, I’m full. I’m full of family, and I feel like it’s a lot to manage. Sometimes, a client asks me to be there in the room when she gives birth. One time, the client was a pregnant woman, and rather than ask her parents, she wanted me to be there. So, I went. Some women propose to me, and I say no, but it’s very hard for me to say no. #Morin: Why? #Yuichi: Many women say, “I want to marry you.” I say, “You’re in love with an order form. It’s not me—it’s the acting that you love.” If I married her, I’d have to keep acting. And, there are certain women who are wonderful, but the soul I have with them is not my real soul. So, I cannot and I would not. -- #Morin: What is your favorite role? #Yuichi: It doesn’t happen often, but there are cases when I have to be a groom. There are situations where parents pressure a daughter to marry—if she’s a lesbian, for example. So, they have an entire wedding, and it’s a fake wedding, except for the client’s family. The friends, and everyone else are fake. My side is all fake. Fifty fake people all pretending it’s real. The cost is 2 million yen, for everyone. -- #Morin: What do you predict for the future of your business? #Yuichi: The demand is increasing. More people, for example, want help to appear popular on social media. We had one man recently who paid a huge sum just to fly with five employees to Las Vegas and take pictures for Facebook. -- #Morin: Have you or any of your employees hired other actors for your own lives? #Yuichi: It happens. For instance, some employees hire actors to praise them in the presence of people they want to impress. Personally, when I throw speaking seminars, I often bring extras to bolster the crowd. #Morin: Is everyone in the world replaceable? #Yuichi: That’s a very good question. I’m not sure. There was one case of a man in his 60s. His wife died, and he wanted to order another copy of her. We provided that. -- #Yuichi: We have a huge variation of employees and the dedication to create an experience that surpasses reality. That’s why our motto is “more than real.” We had a case recently where a dying man wanted to see his grandchild, but it would not have been born in time. His daughter was able to rent an infant for the day. #Morin: What does it mean to be “more than real”? #Yuichi: There are less concerns. There is less misunderstanding and conflict. Our clients can expect better results. #Morin: You’re offering a more perfect form of reality? #Yuichi: More ideal. More clean.'
japan  acting  roleplaying  toyfriends  replicants  simulacra  consumerrecreationservices 
9 days ago by adamcrowe
On Thursday our for students worked with footage and scenarios from 's performance Scar…
camera  acting  from twitter
10 days ago by andfilmer
Acting Motivation - Discover A Hobby - Ultimate Directory for Finding and Learning New Hobbies!!
Acting can help one overcome shyness, past trauma, or release energy that builds up inside. Most actors perform on community stages and have no desire to make any serious money. These actors are considered part-time or volunteer actors and only perform for the enjoyment it brings them.
acting  motivation 
11 days ago by tinatth
Acting motivation - 5 Ways to Break into Acting Later in Life | Backstage
I believe there is a place for everyone in this business. Type and talent are obviously important, but more than anything, it’s important to follow your dreams and do what makes you happy. Treat acting as a fun hobby until it becomes more than that. Learn the skills, educate yourself about the business, and surround yourself with people who will help you on that journey and support you.
motivation  acting 
11 days ago by tinatth
Our for students are working with footage and scenarios from…
Acting  Camera  from twitter
11 days ago by andfilmer
Busy morning! for students are working with on techniques
Camera  chromakey  Acting  from twitter
11 days ago by andfilmer
The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood
"With the rise of prestige TV in the United States, the demand for skilled performers from around the world — particularly well-trained British performers — has increased, as has the desire to quickly communicate quality with authentic-sounding accents. Actors have worked hard to deliver. For his role in the HBO series 'The Wire', Idris Elba (raised in London by a Sierra Leonean father and Ghanaian mother) spent long days with cops to improve his Baltimore sound, which is generally regarded as one of the most subtly accurate and astonishing dialect portrayals of all time."
a:Ryan-Bradley  p:The-New-York-Times-Magazine★★  d:2017.07.20  w:3000  language  acting  The-Wire  from instapaper
12 days ago by bankbryan

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