“You can’t rely on anyone to hand you anything in this business. Ever! So, just be creative.”
“So many times I meet people who [ask me], you know, ‘do you have any advice for me as an actor?’ And I’m like, ‘when’s the last time you acted? Not sending in your headshot or went to an audition. When’s the last time you acted? When’s the last time you got people to see your work. Go do that. Go be an actor. Go do something!”
“Go do a play. Go do a play for free. Just get up there. Go do something. Go write something. Go shoot it. Go figure out how to do that. I mean, if Steven Soderbergh can shoot a feature film on an I-Phone, so can you. Go figure it out.”
“I really think that no matter where you come from, no matter where you are, if you have the talent and you have the drive, you will find a way. You will find a way, if you’re that determined.”
(Joe Manganiello, excerpt from an interview with Backstage)
Joe Manganiello is an American actor whose career first caught fire when he played Flash Thompson in Spider-Man (2002). But his career truly took off when he landed the role of Alcide Herveaux in the HBO television series, True Blood.
He has also brought his charm and presence to films like Magic Mike (2012), Sabotage (2014), Justice League (2017) and Rampage (2018).