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Method Acting

True Detective Star Colin Farrell on the Pitfalls of 'Purge Acting'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.27.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Farrell shares how he has learned to resist forcing too much of his own life experiences into a performance, so as not to make it an exercise in what he calls "purge acting."

Jamie Dornan Says He Stalked A Woman To Prep For 'The Fall'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment

It's pretty common for actors to research the roles they take on, but Jamie Dornan may have taken it a step too far when he started to prep for his ro...

Harvey Keitel, Jewish Tough Guy, Turns 75

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment
Robert David Jaffee

With the map of Brooklyn etched on his craggy face, Keitel exudes and epitomizes the borough that is known for its pugnacity. He joined the Marines as a teenager, and as an actor he has played tough guys since his debut in Martin Scorsese's Who's That Knocking at My Door?

Sex On Camera? You Won't Believe These 15 Method Acting Extremes

Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts

The art of method acting has long been a favored technique of Hollywood heavyweights seeking to perfect their craft. These days, however, the unorthod...

Actor Michelle Williams' Uncanny Marilyn Wins Award Noms

Brad Balfour | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Who knew that when actress Michelle Williams first appeared as the bad girl in Dawson's Creek, she would have the uncanny good sense to take on roles ...

World Cup Soccer Players Can Learn a Thing or Two From Method Acting

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lapham's Quarterly

In the last minutes of Sunday's match between Brazil and Côte d'Ivoire, a suspicious incident of playacting went down, earning Brazil's star player, Kaká, a red card and ejection from the game.

The Lee Strasberg Notes: Sharing the Method with a New Generation of Actors, Directors and Film and Theater Lovers

Lola Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lola Cohen

Lee Strasberg spent his long life as an acting teacher, director, and performer inspiring generations of pupils with his Method. His techniques remain ever fresh and appealing to young acting and directing students.

On His Birthday, Taking The Measure Of Brando

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Brando's filmography provides sufficient proof that the actor's own demons helped stall a career that in its hey-day (the mid-late fifties) seemed limitless in potential.