Just do the damn thing

Dustin Hoffman’s method of acting is to draw the character out from inside himself.

Laurence Olivier’s method is to wear the character as a mask.

Each actor respects the other enormously.

They were filming Marathon Man together when Dustin had some difficulty with his part.

Olivier said, “Why don’t you try acting, dear boy?”

Are you getting out of your way so you can have more things be in your way? Know when the shortest distance is directly to the finish line.  Do it!

A final word of the inner enemy

Any blocks you have can be reduced to one cause: You don’t think enough of yourself.

Go to a mirror, say “I love you.” Mean it.  You’ll be fine.

©Andrea Nicola Dodgson, 1971.




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