An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and ...
Author: Kathleen Turner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Few actors have had a career as dynamic as that Kathleen Turner's; success has followed her from the television screen to major blockbusters, from indie films to the theater stage. Over her forty-year career, Turner has developed an instinctual knowledge of what it takes to be a successful actor, and, in her conversations with esteemed film professor Dustin Morrow, she shares these lessons with the world. With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she’s learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting. An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and artists of every stripe.
One of the most vivid of 1980s female movie stars, Kathleen Turner was very
unusual in looks and manner, as if she were high on her own charisma. Her
father was a diplomat who had to go where he was posted, and so she had
grown up in ...
Author: Dan Callahan
Modern screen acting in English is dominated by two key figures: Method acting guru Lee Strasberg—who taught the “the art of experiencing” over “the art of representing”—and English theater titan Laurence Olivier, who once said of the Method’s immersive approach, “try acting, it’s so much easier.” This book explores in detail the work of such method actors as Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda, and charts the shift away from the more internally focused Strasberg-based acting of the 1970s, and towards the more “external” way of working, exemplified by the career of Meryl Streep in the 1980s.
'We often arrived at predetermined locations to find that the road had been
washed away,' said Kathleen Turner. 'Michael would stand us down, and the next
morning there were thirty dump trucks full of gravel waiting to lay in that road.
Author: John Parker
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the shadow of his father Kirk's overpowering fame, Michael Douglas forged a career for himself and became recognised in his own right as an award-winning actor and producer. But fame has taken its toll on Michael's personal life. His struggles with sexual addiction, his treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency and the break-up of his first marriage show another side to Michael's success. In 2010, his troubled past came back to haunt him when Cameron, his eldest son, was sentenced to five years in prison for drug dealing. Yet, despite a rocky road, Michael has found happiness later in life. His marriage to Catherine Zeta Jones meant a second shot at fatherhood and gave him strength following a devastating diagnosis of advanced throat cancer at the age of 65. This is the compelling and remarkable story of a Hollywood son who waged a battle against the odds to achieve his fame and fortune, and has kept on fighting with every challenge he faces.
The project stalled over a script dispute until Coppola took over, with Kathleen
Turner in the lead, and, as Variety reported, ... In fact, Turner's acting career
became complicated by illness (rheumatoid arthritis) during the 1990s, but was
Author: James M. Welsh
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Francis Ford Coppola's career has spanned five decades, from low budget films he produced in the early 1960s to more personal films of recent years. Because of the tremendous popular success of The Godfather and the tremendous critical success of its sequel, Coppola is considered to be one of the best directors of all time. The entries in this encyclopedia focus on all aspects of Coppola's work—from his early days with producer Roger Corman to his films as the director of the 1970s. This extensive reference contains material on all of the films Coppola has played a role in, from screenwriter to producer to director, including such classics as Patton, The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, and Apocalypse Now. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online, making The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia the most comprehensive reference on this director's body of work.
Jude acted against Kathleen Turner, Roger Rees and Synthia Nixon. He was
nominated for the prestigious Tony Award for his role in the play. He also
received the Theatre World Award for this play, which is an American award for
Author: Matt Green
Publisher: Matt Green
Ever wondered how Jude Law rose to stardom? David Jude Heyworth Law, professionally known as Jude Law was born on 29 December, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England. Both of his parents, Peter and Maggie Law were school teachers. Later in his life, at one point of time, he commented that his father was the youngest Head Master in the schools of London in his time. He was raised in the locality of south London. His earlier years were spent in Blackheath and he was being educated in John Ball Primary School and Kidbrooke School in early stages, but soon he felt that the school environment did not suit him and he immediately changed the school. He has got a great voice, a classically handsome face and a great acting talent. He was nominated for Academy Awards a number of times and has been awarded with many other reputed awards of the world cinema. His personal life, unfortunately has been a matter of gossips since long and he was not as successful in his personal life as he was in professional life. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!
Her competition in the Best Actress category was Jane Fonda, Kathleen Turner,
Sissy Spacek, and Sigourney Weaver. Marlee won, making her the youngest
woman to win a Best Actress Oscar and the only deaf person in Academy Award
Author: Rose Eichenbaum
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
In Rose Eichenbaum’s third work on the confluence of art making and human expression, she delves into the lives of thirty-five celebrated actors through intimate conversations and photographic portraits. With her probing questions and disarming manner, she captures the essential character of her subjects while shining a light on the art that defines them. The work provides extraordinary insights on the craft of acting with discussions of process, techniques, tools of the trade, and how to advice for aspiring actors from seasoned veterans. These stars of stage and screen, known for signature roles and critically acclaimed performances, emerge in The Actor Within with masks and wardrobe removed. Here, they speak their own lines, tell their own stories, and raise the curtain on what it means to live the actor’s life—the challenge of mastering their craft, the drama of big breaks and career woes, the search for meaningful roles, and above all, having the courage to bare their souls before theater audiences or the camera. For the artists featured in this work, acting is more than a profession; it is how they make their way in the world and artfully merge their inner sense of humanness with universal truths. This collection serves as an important inspirational resource for anyone interested in making art, regardless of medium. The Actor Within includes interviews with Karl Malden, Ruby Dee, Ed Harris, Piper Laurie, Marcia Gay Harden, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn, Joe Mantegna, Debra Winger, Julia Stiles, Elliott Gould, Elijah Wood, Stockard Channing, Bill Pullman, Amanda Plummer, Marlee Matlin, Charles Durning, Marsha Mason, and many others.
KATHLEEN TURNER Kathleen Turner is not simply an actor : she is a . movie
star . In her interview she reveals some of the reasons why this is so . While many
actors interviewed in The Actor Speaks make the transition between stage and ...
Author: Janet Sonenberg
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
The Actor Speaks investigates the unique interplay of talent, inspiration, and technique that comprises an actor's method of working. Through twenty-four in-depth interviews with acclaimed actors from the avant-garde, Broadway, and Hollywood, director-teacher Jane Sonenberg explores each artist's creative process. Ruth Maleczech, John Turturro, Zoe Caldwell, Dianne Wiest, Blue Man Group, Alan Arkin, Olympia Dukakis, Lily Tomlin, Mercedes Ruehl, and others share candid anecdotes from their lives and careers, giving insight into the way an acting process is formed and how the performance reflects that process.
With the assistance of his uncle, Nicolas soon achieved his fantasy of being a
salaried actor. ... He was unmercifully pounded by critics when he starred
alongside Kathleen Turner in Peggy Sue Got Married, an American comedy
Author: Matt Green
Publisher: Matt Green
Ever wondered how Nicolas Cage rose to stardom? American actor Nicolas Cage comes from Hollywood royalty. He has continually endeavored to make a name for him grounded on his effort, rather than on his ancestry. As the nephew of movie-maker Francis Ford Coppola, Cage changed his latter name to avoid allegations of favoritism. He selected Cage both out of approval for modern musician John Cage and as reverence to witty book hero Luke Cage. Even if he had engaged the household name, it isn't likely that anyone would consider Cage holding debauched to his uncle's good deeds. Frequently, Cage trips to great distances to add trustworthiness to his characters. He is a movie-maker and director; he has done leading roles in an assortment of movies, stretching from quixotic amusements and plays to science fiction and deed movies. Cage is a Christian and he was upraised as a Catholic.
KATHLEEN TURNER Warming Up Actors who are focused are fascinating . You
are focused when you have a point of concentration , a center of attention , when
your consciousness is controlled and directed where you want it . Your energies
Author: Robert Barton
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Barton's humorous and conversational writing style makes this a particularly student-friendly text. Students learn all phases of actor training - including scene study, auditioning, observation, and mind, voice and body relaxation techniques. The use of examples from daily life instead of dramatic literature makes it possible to have meaningful class discussions when all students have not read the same plays.
Just three years after Cardiff East he was chosen to play opposite the American
star Kathleen Turner in a stage version of the 1960s film The Graduate in which
Dustin Hoffman had made his name . The fact that Miss Turner would be briefly ...
Author: Peter Stead
A fascinating collection of essays portraying the careers of various Welsh stars of stage and screen during the 20th century, assessing their contribution to the development of the craft of acting and discussing the distinct characteristics of the Welsh theatre. 16 black-and-white photographs.
Some of the best actors have had this 'X factor': Kathleen Turner, Whoopi
Goldberg and Barbra Streisand for example; Julia Roberts and Helen Mirren
have it too. My choice is Lauren Bacall, whose voice has depth and huskiness,
and a ...
Author: Judy Apps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Find your voice, and communicate with confidence Ever wondered why nobody hears you in meetings, or wished people would take you more seriously? Or maybe you're unhappy with your accent, or you feel insecure about your high-pitched or monotonous voice? Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies will help you to discover the power of your voice, understand how it works, and use your voice like a professional whether in meetings, addressing an audience, or standing in front of a classroom. Take a deep breath, relax those vocal cords, and make your speech sparkle! We're not all planning to become politicians, or likely to address large audiences on a regular basis, but we all need to be able to communicate well to achieve success. Certain professions require a high level of vocal confidence, notably teachers and business leaders. As well as using body language effectively, we also rely on our voice to convey passion, exude enthusiasm, and command attention--and that's before we've considered the content of our words! A clear understanding of how your voice works, how to maximize its effectiveness, and ways to overcome voice 'gremlins' such as speaking too fast, stuttering, or sounding childish, is pivotal to enabling you to succeed, whatever the situation. Highlights the importance of your voice, explains how to use it effectively Gives you confidence in public speaking Helps you use your voice to make a great first impression in all aspects of your life Includes a CD with vocal exercises to help you communicate with confidence. Whether you're looking to improve your speaking skills for work or personal gain--or both--Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies gives you everything you need to find your voice and communicate with confidence. Note: CD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
An Actor's Guidebook for a Successful Career in Los Angeles Judy Kerr ... When I
was working on Undercover Blues , with Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid , we
had approximately two weeks time in pre - production for them to train .
Author: Judy Kerr
Publisher: September Pub
A guide to launching an acting career
Kathleen Turner Acting Screenwriters are like actors , acting out or improvising
the entire film in their heads as they write . You may want to take a method acting
class for the following reasons : Screenwriting If you want to make your own films
Author: Sherri Sheridan
Publisher: New Riders Pub
Presents tutorials designed to help create digital short films, providing information on such topics as writing a script, acting methods, camera shots, sound design, storytelling techniques, and animation.
Among them are : Robert DeNiro , Kathleen Turner , Kevin Kline , Christopher
Reeve , Kevin Bacon , Christopher Walken , and Sigourney Weaver , to name a
very small handful . In Los Angeles , home to the bulk of the television industry ...
Author: Brian O'Neil
Building on the enormously successful first edition of Acting as a Business, Brian O'Neil updates his indispensable work to reflect recent changes in the show business industry.
The medium also provides unique opportunities to work with eminent actors . As
a youngster I had the honour of playing scenes with Dame Sybil Thorndike .
Nowadays you might work with film stars like Kathleen Turner and television stars
Author: Chrys Salt
Publisher: Methuen Drama
A brand new edition of the essential guide to developing your acting career. Full of practical advice, this offers a level-headed appraisal of the challenges actors face today.