Becoming a Hollywood actor

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arildno said:
Yes, being brainwashed is a cozy state of mind, isn't it?

If I wanted a history lesson I'll go pick up a history book. If YOU got a beef with society go start a thread in the politics forum.
 
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The_Professional said:
If I wanted a history lesson I'll go pick up a history book.
I suggest you do.
 
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arildno said:
I suggest you do.

I suggest you kiss my ass.
 
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No, thank you.
Your list is simply the set of survival rules under a dictatorship.
They have nothing to do with the great Western&American ideals of individual freedom.
 
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arildno said:
No, thank you.
Your list is simply the set of survival rules under a dictatorship.
They have nothing to do with the great Western&American ideals of individual freedom.

Blah blah blah. I've lived in a country under dictatorship for years. You don't know a thing about living and breathing under a dictatorial regime. You can parrot me ideas about that, but they're just ideas/facts you read in a book.
 
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arildno said:
There are no sheep there, though..
I am willing to overlook that fact given the nature of what is there. :tongue2:
 
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marlon said:
ok, but how do i get in ? I mean, i don't really feel like restarting my phd you see ? Besides, i doubt if going back to college is a usefull thing in my case

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I'd say finish up that PhD quick, and come to LA for a postdoc.
 
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The_Professional said:
Blah blah blah. I've lived in a country under dictatorship for years. You don't know a thing about living and breathing under a dictatorial regime. You can parrot me ideas about that, but they're just ideas/facts you read in a book.

I think the idea still works in any society but its in a different manner. Here you can work from the gorund up and work 9-9 and bring in success for your company and that is what we would call "working hard to become successful". In a dictatorship though, as Im sure you could agree with, the same rules apply except that 9-9, success, investment, etc is replaced with activities we might call criminal. I'm sure theres a way to become "sucessful" in any country, but the methods to be successful are probably radically different in a dictatorship vs. free society.
 
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marlon said:
yeah, probably...however i am planning to incorporate the physics in my acting-style...I am gonna be a real rational actor...i really hate the exagurated way of acting that is common amoung most semi-talented actors

No, that doesnt sell, it wont work. People like huge explosions coming otu of a tv or computer or a bullet hitting a tank will blow up a building or a big piece of metal flying through a building sending an explosion 300 feet high lol. Also, be prepared to throw your own morals and standards out the window. You dont hire producers to make movies, they hire you.

I wouldnt doubt that in the US, you'd probably have to throw away any idea of moral and ethics. With the # of actors and actresses from huge hollywood films going into drug rehab programs, at least i feel its obvious that theres a lot of drug activity going on. Alot of actors/actresses however, u can just see it on them immediately. I honestly hate hollwood... and unfortunately it lives 300 miles south of me... pff.
 
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marlon said:
You know, though i am currently doing a physics phd at IMEC (look at the website in my profile), i always enjoyed playing on stage when i was in high school. Since being in college at never performed anymore but my dream has always been to become a Hollywood actor. In order to achieve this, should i just move to LA and "make things happen" ? That is what i always had in mind...

marlon

I'd say the first step is to act in "some" sort of film. Just someone's amateur film. Something that shows your skills. I'm sure there are tons of independent filmmakers that are looking for free actors for their films.

If you have the patience you can do what Shane Carruth did. Have you heard of "Primer" ? It was written, directed, scored, acted by a former engineer called Shane Carruth. I happen to know one of the other actors. Shane decided he wanted to make a film and did it. It took him two years.

He knew nothing about filmmaking, and with $7000 he made a Sundance Festival winning film. I thought he did a great acting job. He's never acted before and has no ambition to act. But he had to to get the film done.

Maybe you can make your own film. Maybe just a short film. I think it's a better use of your time than going the homeless hollywood route. Nothing showcases your talent like a finished product. It's a tough route. But it'll distinguish you from the rest of the crowd.
 

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