The Honorable Profession

Rumors are going around that George Clooney is positioning himself for a run for political office in California. Like clockwork, the chorus of boos can be heard. Many of the voices stem from the idea that actors are ill equipped, too vain, too egotistical, too...

The Power of Words

I teach a lot of people who come to Los Angeles from fantastic training programs. Most of these people come out of schools and conservatories that focus heavily on theatre and acting?s application for that medium. And then? I hear their stories. ?From the CD who tells...

The British Invasion

I?ve been thinking a lot about the film All the President?s Men lately. Why? Well, besides it being one of my all-time favorite films, it is an incredible snapshot of what I think of as the Golden Age of American acting. In that cast and crew were (and would be) 10...

More capable hands

So often I see actors ?polishing their stone?.? They polish them in auditions, in class on stages and soundstages. They cherish that stone so much. But they have to remember that the stone, just like the craft, ?they are polishing so beautifully has to be skipped...