Monday, November 13, 2006

David Ackert on Acting

Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get "real" jobs, and their own fear that they’ll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every role, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life-the car, the family, the house, the nest egg.
But they stay true to their dream, in spite of the sacrifices. Why?
Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment—to that line, that laugh, that gesture, or that interpretation that will stir the audience’s soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life’s nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another’s heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.
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this posted by David August at 3:21 PM 

comments: Oh my God, what a lovely thing to post for us to see! Inspired and honest. But mostly makes me feel good about myself, which is really what matters most, right?!

Yay actors! Yay you and me and all of us freaks on the way! Woohoo, eat turkey and get your ass on the treadmill, for God and Truth await you on the boards and in front of the camera come Monday!

Thanks, David. Love, Melissa Sorrentino

# posted by Blogger MPS : 3:15 PM  

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