Before you just use crazy glue, consider that it is hard to remove, and is stronger than the skin – so you may pull off some skin if you just tear the jewel off your face. (Crazy glue is removed with acetone).
While some celebrities quietly attend the festival, others treat it as a media experience. Movie star Susan Sarandon stayed in a celebrity camp at Burning Man in 2015. Her visit was showcased in This Insider.
Among attendees in the past, Paris Hilton, Miley Cyrus, Diplo, Katy Perry, an assortment of Victoria’s secret models (Sara Sampaio goes every year), Leonardo DiCaprio, and many others. Burning man requires some preparation, and burners need to bring a weeks worth of food, bottled water, funky and practical clothes, Goggles, face masks (for dust storms), and items for giving and exchanging. Diplo comes in a huge “Art Car”. If you are not handy, you can buy Burning man outfits on Amazon and eBay.
To get into character for her new film Cake, Jennifer Aniston had to ditch her healthy lifestyle. Jennifer is known for her lean diet and trim figure. Jennifer’s character, Claire Simmons, suffers chronic pain after a car accident that left her scarred. Aniston quit exercising and eating as well as she usually does.
Us Magazine reported that Jennifer spoke about gaining weight for the movie at the American Cinematheque screening of Cake. Aniston and host Jason Bateman talked about the difficulties of her transformation. Not only did she gain weight, but Jennifer wore no makeup except for the character’s scars and dark under eye circles.
Manipulating your appearance is one of the most difficult things for an actor to do. If successful, the actor can improve their role by molding themselves into character. kudos to Jennifer Aniston for having the chops to do that!
In my opinion, a good actor can assumes a role that is believable to the audience, even if it is markedly different from previous roles. As the hitman in “No country for old men”, I found Bardem to be psychotically creepy – intentionally so – because that is how the character is written.
I confess that I am a fan, and did not realize some of the other roles I have seen him in; most recently in the James Bond Movie, Skyfall. Bardem was also in Woody Allen’s “Vicky Christina Barcelona” (2008).
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John Robert “Joe” Cocker, OBE (20 May 1944 – 22 December 2014) was an English singer and musician. He was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance, and definitive versions of popular songs.
Stage Fright is common among Actors and us non-acting folks.
These noted performers (and many more) have publicly discussed their stage fright:
Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the block)
Brian Wilson (the Beach boys)
Sir Laurence Olivier
Acting classes and extensive public speaking help get past Stage Fright. While many performers indulge in meditation, alcohol, massage, etc., Sometimes they need to perform enough to relax in front of their fans. Performance anxiety, like forgetting lines, creates and sometimes increases stage fright and the “jitters”.
When you get “into character”, you have license to be someone other than yourself, and that often gives us – as performers – the ability to be that person, without stage fright or exposing our personal anxieties.
Before an audition, practice relaxation exercises, learn your script really well, and “break a leg”.
In the start of their careers, many actors want the paparazzi to capture them, to add to their fame and marketability. Their agents and even friends “leak” their locations to tabloids and paparazzi just to increase their exposure. (Ask anyone who dated a Kardashian).
When (or “if”) they become famous, and seek any amount of privacy, it is hard to stop the location leaks, drone pictures, sidewalk ambushes, etc. from the paparazzi. Smart celebrities almost always give the paparazzi an opportunity to take some shots before their meeting or event, giving them what they want, in exchange for leaving them be (for a little while). Others can be downright mean to the photographers, especially if they are overly intrusive.
There are many incidents where paparazzi have been overly zealous about taking pictures, and have been assaulted by actors. (take a look at When Celebrities Attack: Top 10 Paparazzi Confrontations, on zimbio). Many times the paparazzi “egg on” the celebrities, to get more salable pictures – even if they risk arrest or jail time. In many cases, the celebrity can be arrested for assault, or the paparazzi can get a restraining order.There is a fine line between the tabloids need for fresh pics of famous people and the safety of actors and their families; many actors and actresses work hard to keep their locations and family (children, siblings, parents) away from the spotlight. They don’t want their children to grow up hiding from photographers or being exploited in the tabloids. It is also a safety issue, and bodyguards frequently intervene when paparazzi take unwanted pictures.Today we are bombarded with cell phone cameras, long zoom cameras, drone cameras, easily hidden body and handbag cams – not to mention businesses that have surveillance cameras for their establishments. Even the average person is photographed often and discreetly. When you add the paparazzi into that mix, they can behave like a pack of rabid dogs or polite professionals as part of the publicity game.
Today almost anyone can be a paparazzi, just make sure you have a cell phone with a good camera. And I hope no celebrity will take offense at your taking their picture!
Keep in mind that not all celebrities are “in character” when on their own time. Some are accommodating to fans, others guard their privacy and shun the spotlight. So be respectful, and if asking for a selfie or autograph, move on so your idol can have his or her privacy.
May you be fortunate to have wonderful encounters with your heroes of film and stage.
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Former Special Air Service (SAS) soldier Mick Gould trained Liam Neeson in combatives and weapons handling skills to prepare him for his role in TAKEN. Source: Taken (2008). Lutz Zeidler provided the arms used in Unknown. Source: Lutz Zeidler (IMDB). I do not know if Mick gould gave him additional training for Unknown.
Neeson is a critic of the proliferation of firearms in the US and has made calls for gun control.[Wikipedia] In January 2015, he repeated his views, calling US gun laws a “disgrace” in an interview with Dubai newspaper Gulf News when replying to a question about the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris earlier that month.[Wikipedia] In response, US gun manufacturer Para USA, which provided the weapons used by Neeson in the Taken film series, expressed regret at working with him, saying: “We will no longer provide firearms for use in films starring Liam Neeson and ask that our friends and partners in Hollywood refrain from associating our brand and products with his projects”. (From Liam Neeson -Wikipedia)
Sadly, Liam Neeson’s wife passed away during the filming of Unknown.
I hope this answer is not too snarky and has some good background on Mr. Neeson’s skill with weapons and his personal feelings on guns in America.
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Most actors are “average Joes”. The key to their successes is desire (which I sense you have), a strong drive to succeed, and learning the craft. (You also need to learn the business as well). There is plenty of work for extra’s and up-and-coming actors. However, you need to start somewhere.
So you must get out there!
Take acting lessons (at school or informal)
Read all you can, Audition whenever you can, and talk to other people who want to be actors.
Develop that drive and believe in yourself. YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.