Monthly Archives: October 2009

Acting Surprises In 'Precious'

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Gabourey Sidibe’s acting in ‘Precious’ is so withheld, quiet, understated…it’s gonna whiz right over most people’s heads. It’s so real, and so tear-wrenchingly silent. Precious is buried; a child whose real-self never saw the light of day. The audience cannot believe that what they are watching is acting.


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Acting Surprises In ‘Precious’

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Gabourey Sidibe’s acting in ‘Precious’ is so withheld, quiet, understated…it’s gonna whiz right over most people’s heads. It’s so real, and so tear-wrenchingly silent. Precious is buried; a child whose real-self never saw the light of day. The audience cannot believe that what they are watching is acting.


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'Precious' Is A Work Of (Acting+Directing) Art :: No False Notes

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But, during the very first meeting with Gabby Sidibe; a meeting that, by the way, she really wasn’t interested in going to and was prodded by a friend who was also going…It was during that first meeting that he knew what she didn’t even know. The director experienced it at a specific moment, that she was an actor.


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‘Precious’ Is A Work Of (Acting+Directing) Art :: No False Notes

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But, during the very first meeting with Gabby Sidibe; a meeting that, by the way, she really wasn’t interested in going to and was prodded by a friend who was also going…It was during that first meeting that he knew what she didn’t even know. The director experienced it at a specific moment, that she was an actor.


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Actor Michelle Monaghan On Increasing Women's Roles, Character Development, and 'Trucker' Trailers

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Actor Michelle Monaghan on the role of Diane, in the film ‘Trucker’: “I Wanted This Role So Bad! …I Loved The Story And The Character, And I Trusted The Director.” …How she works, her acting process, what she thinks about the business, and women’s parts in movies.


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Actor Michelle Monaghan On Increasing Women’s Roles, Character Development, and ‘Trucker’ Trailers

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Actor Michelle Monaghan on the role of Diane, in the film ‘Trucker’: “I Wanted This Role So Bad! …I Loved The Story And The Character, And I Trusted The Director.” …How she works, her acting process, what she thinks about the business, and women’s parts in movies.


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Family Guy :: Animation Voice Actors In The Recording Booth

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It’s a commonality amongst voiceover actors, who do animation. They are walking, and especially, talking encyclopedias of different kinds of people. Characters. One person in the recording studio, numerous animation characters onscreen.
You can see it in this VIDEO, with Seth MacFarlane performing, along with some of the other Family Guy voice-actors.


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Seth Green's 'Family Guy' Audition Story

Exceptionally cool of them to give him the job. Seth Green created the voice for this character. This voice wasn’t in Seth MacFarlane’s head, when he wrote Chris. (VIDEO with essential AUDIO…)


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Seth Green’s ‘Family Guy’ Audition Story

Exceptionally cool of them to give him the job. Seth Green created the voice for this character. This voice wasn’t in Seth MacFarlane’s head, when he wrote Chris. (VIDEO with essential AUDIO…)


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Movie Trailers :: Robert Downey Jr, Mo'Nique, Nic Cage, Penelope Cruz…

Trailers of movies with these actors in them: Robert Downey Jr, Rachel McAdams, Nicholas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendez, Michael Shannon, Fairuza Balk, Brad Dourif, Jude Law, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Mo’Nique, Gabby Sidibe, Penelope Cruz…With name directors Werner Herzog, Pedro Almodovar, Guy Ritchie…


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Movie Trailers :: Robert Downey Jr, Mo’Nique, Nic Cage, Penelope Cruz…

Trailers of movies with these actors in them: Robert Downey Jr, Rachel McAdams, Nicholas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendez, Michael Shannon, Fairuza Balk, Brad Dourif, Jude Law, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Mo’Nique, Gabby Sidibe, Penelope Cruz…With name directors Werner Herzog, Pedro Almodovar, Guy Ritchie…


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Actor Emily Blunt :: Why They Auditioned No One Else For This Film's Lead Role

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Emily Blunt came into his office, at the location where the The Departed production offices were, at the time. “I’m here to play Queen Victoria and I’m not leaving until you give me the job.”


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Actor Emily Blunt :: Why They Auditioned No One Else For This Film’s Lead Role

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Emily Blunt came into his office, at the location where the The Departed production offices were, at the time. “I’m here to play Queen Victoria and I’m not leaving until you give me the job.”


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Producer Graham King's Special Lead Casting Story Is Delayed

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I Would Be Posting Here On Hollywood Actor Prep:
My exclusive little truthful tale of how an actress secured herself the lead in one of his movies. Graham King’s a ‘prolific producer’; he’s got four films in post-production, right now.
He’s Martin Scorcese’s producing partner…yesterday, too brought him a brand new deal with Sony.


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Producer Graham King’s Special Lead Casting Story Is Delayed

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I Would Be Posting Here On Hollywood Actor Prep:
My exclusive little truthful tale of how an actress secured herself the lead in one of his movies. Graham King’s a ‘prolific producer’; he’s got four films in post-production, right now.
He’s Martin Scorcese’s producing partner…yesterday, too brought him a brand new deal with Sony.


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