Acting : Your power mentor list! by Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster

Your power mentor list!

Who are your top 5 acting mentors?

Mine: Ruth Gordon, Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Christopher Guest, Leslie Jordan

The theme that runs thru them all is: unique comedy

By making lists like this you can spot your own "brand" of talent!

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Bob Hope, Robin Williams,Nathan Lane(Yeah, Comedy also)

Madeline Romine

Wow just five? Ok here goes...Sally Field, Kevin Spacey(I just finished his acting masterclass and it was awesome), Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, and Julia Roberts

Richard "RB" Botto

I am going to be very interested to see how many modern day actors make the cut. Who from today's film or theater world inspires the acting creatives here on Stage 32.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

BENSONHURST- Given the 'MODERN DAY ACTORS' parameters here is my "adjusted 5" 1)Leonardo DiCaprio 2)Jamie Foxx 3)Johnny Depp 4)Matt Damon 5)Benedict Cumberbatch. CANARSIE OUT

Richard Gustason

I can't say about acting yet but since being a stand up comic I got to say Gene Wilder, Robin Williams, Richard Pryor, Leslie Neilsen and Will Ferrell.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Vanar- You are doubling down with 10 favs! Cool you must be from Vegas, Baby!

Christopher Trastoy

@R.B Tom Hardy, Leonardo Dicaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean), Michael Shannon

Stephen Foster

Steven Harris Anzelowitz Vanar Jaddou Madeline Romine Richard "RB" Botto Christopher Trastoy GREAT ANSWERS! I love how everyone has such a unique and clever mix of talent they look up to!

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Stephen- How did you do that blue type link thing?

Richard Gustason

I can answer that. See Steven, just put the (@) sign next to the name of the person and it's like you are talking directly to them. I think it's great that Stage 32 has that option now.

Stephen Foster

Richard Gustason thank you! I love this new feature!

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Thank you Stephen Foster let's see if it works!

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Cool! my hats off to Tomasz in Stage 32 IT

Tomasz Mieczkowski

Hi Stephen, there's something about Jack Nickolson's deliveries that give me goose bumps every time. I second Richard's answer about Robin Williams, Vanar's Brando, Christopher's Hardy... what, no one said I could steal ideas. I can also see a lot of Leslie Jordan in your delivery. That's a really cool commercial.

Most credit for the mentions goes to Julie Zhou - know that we're constantly improving and adjusting the features to make everything just perfect.

Susan Shearer

Ha ha, the @ symbol trick seems so old school when we had to do it back in the day with Facebook.

Rebecca Caldwell

Mark Rylance, Michael Shannon, William H Macy, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Lawrence. Hard to choose only 5!

Anne Devina Reeve

I measure an actor's skill in how they hold the long pauses...and you feel the Electra of the character...Mark Rylance, Alan Rickman, for starters ..

Suzanne Bronson

Edward Norton, Viggo Mortenson, Sandra Bullock, Reese Witherspoon, and Julia Roberts. #ibowdown

Suzanne Bronson

And of course Benedict Cumberbatch because #Sherlock #Khan #OMG

Nova Xera

Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Neil Patrick Harris, James Franco, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Stephen Foster

so many wonderful answers! WOW!

Debbie Croysdale

Richard Burton, John Hurt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Caine, Michael Douglas. Common theme? Je Ne Sais Quoi!

Anne Devina Reeve

Alan Rickman, Alec Guinness, John Hurt, Marlon Brando, Sir John Gielgud

Anne Devina Reeve

Uh oh is he a dragon from Wales ?

Annie Mac

I'm no actress, but my mentors would be Meryl Streep, Maggie Smith, Helen Mirren and Vivien Leigh, because of their commanding presence on screen.

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