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Sometimes I forget just how powerful individual performances can be.
I was watching a film tonight with Tommy Lee Jones and it struck me just how interesting an actor he is. He's had a long, long career and a very diverse one.
I then started to look at what he does, how he acts, the choices he makes etc. And what's fascinating to me is the naturalistic sense he has. It's like if you were sitting in your living room with him, he'd probably be exactly the same way as he is on the screen.
That, to me, is an incredible thing. There is an ease about his work that I so admire.
Uta Hagen spoke about "the cat in the chair" in her book "Respect For Acting." She spoke of how the stillness of a cat took more focus than the action going on around it, simply because of it's stillness it became the more interesting object to the eye.
There is a stillness, an ease about Tommy Lee Jones with which I am fascinated. Anthony Hopkins has the same as does Alan Rickman.
Just some thoughts, gives me inspiration. We always need to "fill-up" every once in a while.
And oh..we'll be announcing some of my special guests on Monday. Well...one at least. :)
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