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Heroic Inspiration: an acting thread


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So: the great heroes and villains of our time tend to have something - or someone - that their performers use as a handle or key to get into the role.


For Hannibal Lecter, Tony Hopkins used lizards and one of his beloved pet cats. (Note how rarely he blinks in the prison scenes.)

Chadwick drew on assorted Shakespearean kings and their actors for the gentle gravitas of T'Challa.

And then... well, there's this guy.

 

Any others that would be good to know about?

WAKE UP YA MISCREANTS AND... HEY, GET YOUR OWN DAMN SIGNATURE.

Look out for me being generally cool, stylish and funny (delete as applicable) on Excelsior.

 

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Might be more long-form than you're looking for ....

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/10/1085780962/patrick-stewart-on-star-trek-picard

 

 

"... And I'd kill to get away; I'd die to make my own way.  And I'd lose to celebrate;  I'd win to see the good days.  And I'll never stop the fighting, so bring to me your worst.

I'll never stop believing that I could rule the world one day ..."

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I'm sorry to have posted this barely tangential thing, but I had to get it out of my system.

If it helps, though, Tom Waits is one of my all-time favorite entertainers.  He's the archetype we never knew we needed.

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