Nov 18, 2013

Method Acting in Film

A look at the best method acting performances ever


Laurence Olivier, the English Academy Award winner known for his limpid adaptations of Shakespeare, once claimed to be thinking merely and deeply of wine during his scene when a fan gushed at his stirring rendition of “To be, or not to be.” Whether Olivier was jesting or blushing, we know of the deep contempt he felt for the less technical actors of method loyal to Lee Strasberg. To be or not to be a method actor, then, is what our actors must have asked themselves. Surely these performances firmly establish their position on the Shakespearean pendulum. Read more

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