Secret Agent Man

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    Don't Waste My Time

    At this point in my life, I've been in hundreds of meetings with actors, and they all ask the same pointless questions over and over.

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    Secret Agent Man Draws Acting Lessons From This Year's Oscar Nominees

    Secret Agent Man looks at the work of Oscar nominees, including Brad Pitt, Melissa McCarthy, Jean Dujardin and George Clooney and finds lessons for actors.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.