Gr8at: Quotes on Acting

As most of you’ll know, it’s the Oscar’s tonight. Here’s hoping it’s a memorable one. So as a warm up to the big event, here are some quotes on the whole acting process. You’ll find more at the Ace your Audition site.

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Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
– Sanford Meisner

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a business. With it, it becomes creation.
– Bette Davis

The more personal, the more universal.
– Gary Ballinger

Every scene you will ever act begins in the middle, and it is up to you, the actor, to provide what comes before.
– Michael Shurtleff

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
– George Burns

I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
– Oscar Wilde

The work will stand, no matter what.
– Meryl Streep

Stop explaining yourself. Shut up and act!
– Craig MacDonald

Film Quizzes #MerylStreep

She may have been described as “overrated” by the 45th President of the USA Donald Trump recently, but Meryl Streep has long been considered one of the greatest actors ever. I haven’t done an actor-themed quiz for a while so thought why not do one for of the most versatile and decorated stars in the industry, who has been nominated 19 times for an Oscar, with 3 wins. How many of the films below do you recognise? Do you have a favourite?

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-1 1. (1970s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-2 2. (1970s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-3 3. (1970s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-4 4. (1980s)

Sophie's Choice 5. (1980s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-6 6. (1980s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-7 7. (1990s)

MSDRIWI EC019 8. (1990s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-9 9. (1990s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-10 10. (2000s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-11 11. (2000s)

Film Title: Mamma Mia! 12. (2000s)

19.hd150_0020B_L1TK2_0145.tiff.dng 13. (2000s)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-14 14. (2010+)

film-quizzes-meryl-streep-film-15 15. (2010+)

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Line(s) of the Day #TheDevilWearsPrada

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Miranda Priestly (Merryl Streep) and Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) in the biting comedy drama The Devil Wears Prada (2006). The film tells of an intern who goes to work as the co-assistant of a highly influential fashion magazine, with Priestly largely believed to be based on Anna Wintour.