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Wednesday 21 July 2010

Kid In The Front Row Summer Acting School.

Hello and welcome to the Kid In The Front Row Summer Acting School. This is an online course for any aspiring actors out there. The course is free. It lasts for three months. It consists of three tasks.

Task 1: Shut the fuck up for once.
Task 2: Sit down.
Task 3: Watch Jimmy Stewart films. Watch his acting. Watch it closely. Do it again and again and again and again.

Any 'actor' who says, at any point, "I'm too busy these days to watch any movies" will instantly fail. Or worse, they'll be sent on a constant loop of auditions where they'll never quite get the role; and will be forced to look around bemused as they try to figure out why the hell it is they're such terrible actors, never once thinking it might be because they don't study study study the very magic that they're wanting to exude.

At the end of September you'll be fully graduated. And you'll be amazing.


  1. One thing I've noticed when watching actors give interviews. There's a very strong correlation between actors that suck and actors that claim they don't listen to critics. I often wonder why that is.... *rolls eyes*

  2. Yesterday I was watching the Best of Johnny Carson DVD and there was an episode where Jimmy Stewart was on and he read a poem he wrote about his dog who died. By the end Jimmy, Johnny, and I all had tears in our eyes.

  3. In between my 1st and 2nd years of Graduate School getting my MFA in Acting, I resolved to watch ALL of the classic films I had missed and let me tell you when I came back for my 2nd year, I was a much better actor just from having watched those films after I had learned what I learned in my first year. You are so right Kid--you gotta watch the greats--essential part of education as an actor.