Friday, January 27, 2012

American History X. Edward Norton.

I was doing a bit of research on Rodney King for a little monologue I think I might want to do. I came across this and watched in awe. Need to see this film again.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Montana Season 2

I'm on T.V. tonight (24.01.12) for a few seconds in a South African series called Montana. SABC1; 8.30pm. In the first scene. Try not to blink.

Click here for more info.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Angelina Jolie on Strasberg, the Method, Kindergarten sexiness, her early roles and falling in love with a woman.

These videos are long. Granted. But if you're an Angie hater, they might make you see her, and if you're an Angie lover... well, you won't be able to stop watching 'til it's done.

Enjoy x

She talks about Gia in this one. She said no initially to the part because it felt to close too her:

"What did you say in your acceptance speech?"
"I know I said I love my brother... 'cause everybody lost their minds":

Time for Mad:

Favourite word: Now
Least favourite word: No
Favourite curse: Fuck
...and some questions from Strasberg students:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Meryl Streep: 52 Nominations and Counting.

Meryl Streep has been nominated as best actress for:

16 Academy Awards (Oscars),

11 Bafta Awards,

25 Golden Globe Awards,

and loads more.

Holy smokes, lady.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What Movie Made You Cry?

Another Lynn Hirschberg number.

Featuring Annette Bening, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Michael Douglas, Mila Kunis, Mark Ruffalo, Helena Bonham Carter, Justin Timberlake, Dakota Fanning, Andrew Garfield, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem, Melissa Leo, Vincent Cassel, Julianne Moore, Robert Duvall, Jesse Eisenberg, Elle Fanning and Colin Firth.

Well this nearly made me cry.

Feast your eyes (and ears):

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dakota Fanning talks about learning to go to high school.

This is awesome. I love Lynn Hirschberg's sessions with actors. They're so real, the black&white is beautiful and there's no obtrusive 'WELCOME TO THE LYNN HIRSCHBERG SHOW' jingle before each interview. I'll post a few more in the days to come, but for now here's one of my favourites:

And here's a more recent one about college and how she feels about introducing herself to people who already know who she is:

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rachel McAdams

Brings a new meaning to serious audition work. We go into castings and we're so concerned about ourselves and our look and our personality - which, granted, is all very important - but I know I've never just clearly worked on straight up this is the story and this is what I want stuff like she does in this video. It may not be perfect. But it's pretty insane for an audition tape. Especially considering she got the script the night before.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Category Headshots.

Editing my new headshots for APM.

1. Rocker

2. Shmodel

3. Bikini

4. Sports

5. Business Woman
Thank you Chantal Cherry for waking up at 6am to take photos of me.

Friday, January 13, 2012

"The year of the Gosling"

The next big thing. In my opinion. And lots of other people's opinions. Ryan Gosling:

I recently watched Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive the other night. Bare script, low budget, brilliant acting. Carey Mulligan and Ryan Gosling reignited a dimming spark in me that has always wanted to act on screen. This is how it should be done. Simple. Truthful. Beautiful.

I also watched George Clooney's latest film, The Ides of March. A sort of Hamletesque American politics film. He's brilliant in that, too. And up for a Golden Globe for it.

As my good friend Roelof Storm put it: "it is the year of the Gosling."