method acting

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Noun1.method acting - an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
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Despite traumatic past experiences with males, she dubiously maintained a cheerful disposition - according to the movie, anyway - and found much more creative fulfillment posing for "photo club" enthusiasts and the sibling pornographers Irving and Paula Klaw (Chris Bauer and Lili Taylor, often hilarious in their pervy pragmatism) than in the absurd Method acting classes she was taking.
This philosophy on method acting was particularly testing when he landed the role of a Vogon soldier in the recent blockbuster The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy.
A devoted practitioner of method acting, Steiger prided himself in undertaking challenging roles, especially real-life persons.
10 Teen Movies In the early '60s, Susan Sontag prophesied (in "Notes on Camp") that a day might come when the muscular authenticity of Method Acting would seem as bizarrely stilted as the style of Sarah (not Sandra) Bernhardt.
According to reports from the set of "Jobs", Kutcher has adopted a method acting approach for his latest role as Apple founder Steve Jobs.
KATE Winslet takes method acting a little too seriously.
She invited members of the public to take part in improvisational workshops with method acting coach Rumbelow, and filmed the results.
Something about my breasts, it's like method acting, they seem to have just spontaneously gotten bigger," the Sun quoted her as saying on American talk show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'.
Gruffudd also admitted to indulging in a bit of method acting to get into the mood of early 19th-century politicians.
WILD man Stan Collymore might be accused of method acting on his big screen debut as Sharon Stone's sports star boyfriend in the sequel to Basic Instinct.
There he studied method acting, in which performers draw on their experiences and emotions, and became its most famous exponent.