Harry Dean Stanton – compelling authenticity “I play myself all the time… on camera and off. What else can I do?” Harry Dean Stanton [photo and quote from the HBO.com section for “Big Love”] Nicolas Cage thinks “Harry Dean exudes a spiritual awareness that’s steeped in deep sadness, and it’s so compelling to watch on […]
Amber Tamblyn talks about being creative and multitalented, about her political activism, and some of the values and challenges working as an actor. First, an excerpt from an interview for Venice magazine, which asks: “You began writing poetry when you were nine.. Do you feel like it has become somewhat of a second form of […]
How important is it to identify yourself as an artist – to others, and especially to yourself?
What if you don’t get awards for your creative work? What if it isn’t even seen by others?
Are you still an artist if you are doing something else …
“I was kind of a misfit little kid and bullied at school.” – Sara Bareilles Not fitting in with others is a common experience for many of us. A number of artists have found creative work is a way to express their unique personalities and talents, and feel accepted. Singer-songwriter, actress and author Sara Bareilles […]
It’s a compulsion Toni Collette just wants to be “turned on” as an actor, she notes: “I’ve been doing it [acting] for half my life now and life’s too short to put your energy into something that you don’t believe in, that you don’t find entertaining yourself or doesn’t speak to you in some vivid […]