Secret Agent Man

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    Greetings From Bhutan

    I know what you're thinking. What's a Hollywood type like me doing in this secluded place? Shouldn't I be in Aspen, hanging out with Brad and Angelina?

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    Oh, the Pain!

    It's all you crazy actors out there who are responsible for my superior rectus being strained. All that dumb, weird stuff you do triggers an eye-rolling motion in my head that I just can't control.

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    Everybody's Talking at Me…

    Pop quiz: Assuming that talent is a given, what's the biggest obstacle in an actor's career?

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    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

    I'm constantly meeting actors who spend every free moment they have seeking representation but never find any. They're regulars at casting workshops but never get called in. Why is that?

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    The Great Pitching Contest, Part Deux

    I've been going over the rejects from last week's contest, and a lot of you don't know how to express yourselves. This shocks me, because language is one of your most important tools.

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    R.I.P.

    Society is divided by class, and the world of acting is no different. At one end of the spectrum we have the rich: name talent who command top dollar.

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    Adios, Amigo

    Every agency I know evaluates its list at least twice a year to see who can stay and who should go. These aren't fun meetings, but they're absolutely necessary.

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    Indie Acting Lessons

    All actors want to be challenged, and movie stars are no different. They love playing roles outside their comfort zones. And when they do, there's a lot you can learn from those performances.

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    Secret Agent Man Teaches the Wisdom of 'Rocky Balboa'

    Life lessons can be gleaned from movies, argues Secret Agent Man.

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    The Centennial Column

    Many of you would like to find out my true identity. You wonder how you can trust what I say when you don't know who I am. "Who" is but the form following the function of "what," and what I am is a man in a mask.