Role of a Lifetime: Four Professional Actors and How They Built Their Careers

Role of a Lifetime: Four Professional Actors and How They Built Their Careers

by Robert Simonson

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ISBN-13: 9780823078325
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Pages: 171
Product dimensions: 6.11(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.44(d)

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Just as there is little to learn from the story of a failed actor, there is perhaps ever less to learn from that of a fabulously famous one. The first tale is all too common; the second is all too rare—and neither can tell an aspiring actor how to navigate the routinely successful career. These four actors' accounts comprise a paradigm of the modern American actor's life. They are lives that cannot fail to edify anyone sharing their challenging profession.

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Olympia Dukakis

A wonderful read! Four extraordinary actors, four extraordinary human beings. Their struggles to claim their work and their lives is at times positively riotous and always so moving.

Jon Robin Baitz

A very compassionate portrait of an impossible profession.

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