Any upstart or greenhorn actor cutting their teeth on acting auditions should look to recognized pros to learn the skill. Likewise, for the veteran actor, you should never cease learning or seeking new nuggets of wisdom to collect from your colleagues. Explore Talent, the leading talent resource website, has assembled a list of ten powerful and effective acting tips from acting royalties that can be useful to actors of all levels.
These acting tips were taken from professionals and people in a position to know how to succeed in acting.
“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m Possible’!”
“All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You’ve got to find it on your own terms.”
“As an actor you become that lightning rod between the person who made the play and the audience.”
“Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.”
“Don’t think for a moment that I’m really like any of the characters I’ve played. I’m not. That’s why it’s called acting.”
“I’m an actor who believes we all have triggers to any stage of emotion. It’s not always easy to find but it’s still there.”
“With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise its just not acting. It’s lying.”
“This fame and fortune that people see in hollywood is an illusion. It will draw you in and change who you are. I left because I made a decision that I wasn’t ever going to let that happen.”
“It’s not that I want to create some bullshit mystique by maintaining a silence about my personal life, it is just that the less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theater and believe I am that person.”
“When a young woman tells me that she wants to become an actor, I say, ‘No, be a writer. Or go to business school and learn how to run a studio.’ The only real change will come from behind the scenes.”
So, if you are a newbie in the entertainment industry, taking the pieces of advice from veteran actors mentioned above into mind might just help you out a lot in going through the endless process of acting auditions and rejections. They are the ones that could help you pick yourself up when you are down in the dumps and already thinking that acting might not be for you.