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    Waiting and Waiting and…

    Waiting is a basic component of this business, and that applies to all of us, including yours truly. But it would be a major mistake if you didn't offset all that waiting with a little forward.

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    Hit the Road, Jack

    Sometimes I wonder if actors are born with a genetic mutation that forces them to get in their own way. It's the only possible explanation for all the self-destructive behavior.

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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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    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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    Red Light, Green Light

    How do I get an agent?" is the No. 1 question I hear from actors.

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    Welcome to Hollywood!

    I have some fantastic news for any actor who's thinking about moving to Los Angeles. Thanks to a grant from Gov. Schwarzenegger, the city has just established its very first halfway home for actors who are in the process of relocating.

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    Ye Olde Mail Bag

    We received an interesting letter this week at Secret Agent Man headquarters. It came from a New York actor, and I'd like to start off this column by sharing it with you.

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    You're Fired!

    Each event was destructive in its own way, but we had to face all three in a very short period of time. It's a miracle we're still standing.

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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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    Submissions vs. Referrals

    There are people in this world who like to chase an inside straight. These are the same people who bet on horses that are 60-to-1. They call themselves risk takers. I call them broke.