All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage

All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage


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All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage by Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach is known for movie roles like Fat City and American History X and the television series Titus, and of course Mike Hammer, but he's also revered in the industry as a serious actor who's passionate about his craft. In his long, impressive career, he has been hailed as America's finest classical stage actor, earning acclaim for his portrayals of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, and King Lear. He has worked alongside and become friends with the giants of American culture, from Joseph Papp to George C. Scott, from James Earl Jones to Oliver Stone.Keach's memoir begins with the riveting account of his arrest in London for cocaine possession. He takes readers through his trial and his time at Reading Jail as he battles his drug addiction and then fights to revive his career. Keach poignantly reveals his acting insecurities and relationship struggles. All in All is full of priceless behind the scenes Hollywood moments and friendships—from his late-night pool and backgammon showdowns with John Huston to his passionate relationship with Judy Collins.

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ISBN-13: 9780762791453
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/29/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Stacy Keach (Jr.) is a renowned actor on stage and screen. Best known as Mike Hammer, he has won a Golden Globe and multiple Obie and Drama Desk Awards, and been nominated for Emmy and Tony awards. His films include Fat City, The Bourne Legacy, Planes, and the upcoming Nebraska. He recently starred on Broadway in Other Desert Cities.

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All in All: An Actor's Life On and Off the Stage 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BrentThorne More than 1 year ago
Stacy Keach has lived a very interesting life. In the book All in All: An Actor’s Life On and Off the Stage Keach talks about his career as an actor and his disgrace of being arrested for cocaine. The most interesting part of the book is Keach’s description of trying to rebuild his career after serving jail time.
JustinCarrigan More than 1 year ago
Stacy Keach is an incredible actor. No one can ever take that away from him. In his memoir All in All he reveals his dark side. The story begins with his arrest for trying to smuggle cocaine onto an airplane. Through his words we come to feel his battle with drug addiction and battle to revive his career after his drug bust and prison time. All in All is a very entertaining book. I definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No one knows Stacy Keach better than Stacy Keach himself. I like the way he tells his story. He's honest about himself, and tells his story in a direct, no nonsense style that keeps the reader turning pages to learn more about the actor and the man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book All In All was a good story, both funny and interesting,  Stacy sure did have a full life, good, bad and just plan life in itself, It was surley not a boring book,  I do recomment this book to any one.