Michael Caine: “A film actor must be able to dream another person’s dreams.”

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  • Michael Caine:

    “A film actor must be able to dream another person’s dreams.”

    (arranged by Carmichael Phillips)


    “The ordinary man in the street doesn’t get up in the morning and say to himself, ‘How shall I act today? What impression shall I give?’”

    “He just lives his life, goes about his business thinking his thoughts.”

    “A film actor must be sufficiently in charge of his material and in tune with the life of his character to think his character’s most private thoughts as though no one were watching him; no camera spying on him. The camera just happens to be there.”

    “They say you’ve learned a foreign language when you start dreaming it. A film actor must be able to dream another person’s dreams before he can call that character his own.”

    (Excerpts from Michael Caine’s book, Acting in Film: An Actor’s Take on Moviemaking)


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