An Actor Succeeds is a very special collection containing all the best trade secrets of the biggest and most successful film and theatre professionals.
Presented in an informative format, An Actor Succeeds is a useful yet entertaining how-to, tips-and-advice book comprising nearly 900 quotes mostly from actors but also directors, writers, casting directors, and more.
The book is conveniently divided into five chapters: Acting, Auditioning, Connecting, Working, and Coping.
Here's a sampling of quotes from each section: Acting: Of course we all learn that acting is basically reacting.
The least acting you ever have to do is in a close-up.
The close-up may require an actor's reaction, but a small, subtle one.
Generally speaking, the less you 'act' in a close-up, the better. - Sir John Gielgud Working: Acting in front of a camera or a live audience requires intense concentration, to shut out the real world and create the character's reality.
Focus is just as important for an actor as for a cinematographer. - Keira Knightley