Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Meryl Streep, Ethan Hawke and Matthew McConaughey acting tips developing your character as an actor

Meryl Streep says to always listen to other actors on stage and in scene. Focus on being a team and find ways to respond to other actors.  "It's where you learn everything."

"Performance is like a sailboat," explains Ethan Hawke. Don't over plan your performance. Let it happen. Get caught in the moment. And when you give yourself the freedom the experiment and explore your character then some happy accidents can happen in your performance.

"Tap into your character's obsessions," suggests Matthew McConaughey. Understand your character's motivations and connect to their emotions. You want to bring their soul to life and treat them like they are a real person. Ask yourself how this character exist outside the script? What would this character be like if they were someone you know and lived in your world?

More help for actors at the links below:

Free Online Acting School
http://www.freedrama.net/acting.html

Acting Tips
http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2016/12/free-acting-tips-for-new-actors.html


Meryl Streep, Ethan Hawke and Matthew McConaughey acting tips developing your character as an actor


44 comments:

  1. I Want To Be An Actress Because I Like Entertaining People And It Brings Me Joy Plus When I Act I Feel Like I Can Be AnyOne I Want.

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    1. I feel the same way. Wish you the best on your acting career.

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    2. Me too all we have to do is hope for the best and one day that will be you good luck and I give u my best wishes

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    3. You can be whatever you want to be stay focused on the positivity an don't give up

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    4. You can be whatever you want to be stay focused on the positivity an don't give up

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    5. i feel like i am always acting in my real life too.adopting different roles according to the situation and my mood .i just want that to make people smile by my appearance.

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  2. I Want To Be An Actress Because I Like Entertaining People And It Brings Me Joy Plus When I Act I Feel Like I Can Be AnyOne I Want.

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  3. I want to become a actress because I love entertaining dressing up and I could be anybody I want to be it's fun and you get to travel.

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  4. I want to become an actor because i like to entertain people and i like it when i could make other happy i dont have to be famous i just love the taught Of being an actor and would like the opportunity to become one no matter how hard i have to work because its fun and nothing good in life is easy and im willing to do the work

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    1. Your right it's not about being famous it's about loving what you do and accepting the challenges life throw at you, you will get rejected at lot and you have to accept that and build yourself up to be better to give more of yourself into your work to be the best you can be and hopefully someone will realise like that, keep it up and stay positive :)

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    2. I want to act because i want to make people Laugh,cry,& think about life and the impact we leave in our path to use it for something that would change the world for the better, to be a positive in a forever getting worse and worse world with hate and senseless killing. Lets put the kind back into Mankind.

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  5. I want to become a actress because I want to represent my hometown an prove you can be what you love if you put in the work. Showing people what I will do will be one of my greatest accomplishments in my life. I want to connect with people all over the world. And what better way for me to do it than to act like Im in their shoes.

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    1. I so glad that you want to show your hometown that anything you put your mind to you can do.I really hope you accomplish your goal

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  6. I want to become a actress because I want to represent my hometown an prove you can be what you love if you put in the work. Showing people what I will do will be one of my greatest accomplishments in my life. I want to connect with people all over the world. And what better way for me to do it than to act like Im in their shoes.

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    1. I definitely agree with you. Definitely have to represent our hometowns. Wish you plenty of success in your acting career

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  7. I want to be an actress because I love it I really do I performed in shows when I was younger and you could never keep me off the stage but I always wanted more I love a challenge. I always love the art of acting the way you can draw all your emotions and past experiences in to one heartfelt breathtaking piece of material it's amazing and it's makes me happy. All you have to do is jut look around you and watch to see you can still learn stuff new by studying people the way the carry themselves their actions it's just brilliant. Thank you

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    1. You can become an actress if you keep putting all of your effort into it. First of all to get a part easier you should get an agent or if you know a producer that would help you a lot. Or if you want to work your way up, start off just being an extra, that way you can get a feel for how acting will be and how it also would be on camera.

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  8. Acting bring life to my face an joy to my heart.its the only thing I do that I thing is perfect.I love it but I want to become a actor mainly for those whom never believe I could do it an to show every trying young talents that this is possible u can do anything you love an believe in

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    1. Good luck in your endevors. I hope that the joy you have for acting translates in the work you do and brings joy to others as well. You will succeed despite the people who doupt you because you have the passion to follow your dreams.

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  9. I've started out modeling and doing background work for different TV shows and I definitely love it. I feel like acting is something that I was meant to do. I like portraying someone else and have others relate to characters that play. I really enjoy it and I'm aiming to be the best actress that I can be.

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    1. I also started with modeling but now I really feel that I want more like acting! Because you find yourself in a given character, start to be the character and feel like the character. It's so nice to take so many different roles. I mean life is to short to only be always the same person always!

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  11. I want to bring light into people's lives; to inspire through liberating laughter and tears of triumph that only a truly compassionate actor can provide his audience.

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    1. I hope as an actor you continue to be inspired giving your audience everything it deserves I wish you the best of luck

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  12. I want to become an actor because I love being on stage and I love picking up new things

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  13. Love acting. Being able to act naturally gives me lot of pleasure and injoyment. I feel closer to my dream when I act and it's like being able to give!

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  14. hi
    good morning.
    I want a learning acting because I'm funny guy 😊.
    If I hv chance to learn acting,
    I will make people happy and laugh 😁.
    it's my goal.
    one day I will reach my goal 😊😊😊

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  15. hi
    good morning.
    I want to learn acting because I'm funny guy 😊.
    If I hv a chance to learn acting,
    I will make people happy and laugh 😁.
    it's my goal.
    one day I will reach my goal 😊😊😊

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  16. I want to be an actor because i feel comfortable surrounded by cameras and pretend that i am not my self and playing another character that's not myself , in a strange way sometimes the human wants to change and can't, well acting sometimes give me this feeling that i will take break from my self and im not this person anymore and focus on my new personality

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  17. I want to be an actor to get money to help my family out but I also want to act for me and others I love making people smile and laugh and I think it would be amazing to be one of those people and ya that's why I want to be an actor

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    1. So by acting you will hit two birds at one! It's amazing that you care about making people happy and I'm sure you'll be happier when you do so. Good luck on your journey :)

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  18. "Why do I want to be an actor?"
    This wasn't a choice. I am an actor. I'm interested in honing and refing this enigmatic language of art into somthing that makes a difference. When people feel something from and art- on outside source- there's an opportunity for them to look outside of themselves for answers.

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  19. I love to entertain a big crowd

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  20. I love to entertain a big crowd

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  21. I want to become an actress simply because it's the only thing I've ever been really good at that brings me joy . Of course, I want to inspire others ,make them laugh, and have a positive impact through art as well. However, if I'm really honest I found myself in a difficult situation financially, and I watched and listened to a lot of motivational speeches, and and the one thing that was constantly repeated was that I must really know what I want to do. How could I expect the universe to manifest my dreams if I didn't even know what my real dreams were anymore? I thought long and hard what I really want to do, what I could devote 100% of my effort and time to, and what I thought I was really good at. Every time I answered this question honestly I always come back to acting. There is really nothing that I think I'm more naturally able to do, and nothing I would rather do more. Since I was a young girl, I dreamt about becoming an actress. In high school I got involved in my school's drama program, but unfortunately some bad acting teachers discouraged me from continuing. I had horrible stage fright, and lacked the confidence needed to really believe in myself as an actress. Fast forward 10 years, and here I am finally believing I have what it takes. I have lived in three different countries, speak three different languages, and finally feel like I have the maturity and confidence to finally pursue my original and biggest dream. Tears come to my eyes thinking about the prospect of becoming an actress. That is good enough reason alone.

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  22. I want to be an actress because i love it and i love this field and profession, i m passiontate towards acting

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  23. I want to be an actress because it is amazing to try new things, be anyone I want and see life from different angles. It is also an opportunity to do things I don't dare to do in my normal life. Plus I know how much it inspires people and allows me to give some help to the world even a tiny one. I've been acting in front of my mirror since a very young age and I still LOVE this :)

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  24. Lol I just wanna learn something new

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  25. Actress.Why do I want to be an actress?I want to be an actress because I like seeing other people happy.When others are down I feel down.It also makes me happy,and when I am happy others are happy.I believe anyone can do anything if they put their mind to it.When I see people act I get a feeling that I need it.That is why I want to act.

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  26. I want to be an actress because I love acting. I love performing different characters I want to be popular all over the world through my work and want to make myself proud.

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    1. I hope you get to be an actress and I'm sure you are really good! So best of luck to you🙂

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  27. I always wanted to be an actress for longest time. I did a few plays and I took drama. I even like to pratice acting at home. Acting is just something that makes me feel so good. I love acting with all my heart it's tons of enjoyment and it makes me feel so wonderful inside. I would rather be an actress than anything else.

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  28. I want to become an actor because I see people on TV and Im so inspired by them I want to entertain others. I like to see expressions on people's faces it make me feel good inside and good about myself. So What I always loved was drama romantic movies like titanic, and the notebook. I also like sci-fi it really inspires me when I watch Roswell or the 4400. This is really important to me I would love to see myself improving and doing better it's always been my dream to be an actor and move forward in life. I would love to know how to start.
    ANY HELP OR TIPS .?

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