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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If you look at the well-known method actors of the generation, they put in incredible performance after incredible performance.
I think she sometimes does it on purpose and mutters rather than enunciates, like method actors in television dramas.
Dubai: People in Dubai may love their cinema, but they are equally capable of appreciating theatre, plays and stage performances, acclaimed theatre artist and one of India's finer method actors Pankaj Kapur told XPRESS ahead of his Dubai debut next week.
We don't do that because they're super method actors, but just because we wanted to be filming when they actually saw it for the first time, so they could actually live in their first response to seeing Bobby having his eye gouged out.
His immigrant Polish parents wanted him to teach - but his heart was set on the theatre and he became one of the first method actors.
brigidjones: Tories saying frozen energy prices hurt companies didn't mind that their rules effectively freezing council tax hurt councils #justsaying @sixthformpoet: I wonder how many method actors have been pronounced dead and cremated while preparing for the role of a corpse.
This fact brought flashbacks to a trip I went on at primary school to a Victorian mill and one of the method actors kept pointing to my hair and calling me "Devil's child".
In the anti-Richard corner, from the moment he was hacked to death on Bosworth Field in 1485, chroniclers, playwrights and method actors have depicted the last Plantagenet as a hunchback.
As a director, I think that playwrights' intentions were much easier to extract back in the day when America was known for its Method actors and plays--in the 1930s, '40s and '50s.
I don't necessarily work from a Method actors point of view.
25 ( ANI ): Sir Anthony Hopkins has taken a dig at "miserable grump" method actors like Daniel Day-Lewis, by asking the film crew not to refer to him by the name of the character he is playing in Alfred Hitchcock's biopic.
Here's a look at other method actors who have blurred the lines between fact and fiction.