Comedians don't laugh. They're too busy analyzing why it's funny or not.
I think that anybody's craft is fascinating. A taxi driver talking about taxi driving is going to be very, very interesting.
I did get Tom Hanks to say, Life is just a box of chocolates.
They change. They're different. There are no two alike, that's the miracle of it. But if they have something to teach the students. You can see them writing during the show.
I thought we would have at most an audience of 5,000 devotees because I made the decision to stick to craft, not to gossip, not to be interested in any of the juicy stuff that they talk about on other shows, but stick to the question of craft.
The difference - the fundamental difference between theater acting and film acting is that film acting is disjunctive.
The foundation for film acting is stage acting.
If I were to ask you for example right now to go back with me and define those moments in your life that shaped you as a person and you began to reexamine them, something would happen.
I was dealing with craft, and that's the surprising thing, the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage, because when you're talking about the thing that is most important to someone, they're liable to feel something strong.
The definition of genius, really, should be that that person can do what the rest of us have to learn how to do.
We are the only school in America, drama school in America that trains actors, writers and directors side by side for three years in a master's degree program, and we want them - to expose them to everything.
Geniuses always think it's easier than we make it out to be.
They will take a role that scares them over a role that doesn't. That's another thing I like about actors.
And I thought, my God, there's an off chance that they will say something that's really worth preserving and there is one way to do that and I knew what it was because I come from television.
I'll tell you why, I don't invite the ones I don't like.
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