Chapter 6: Acting

Film actors can be broken down into four categories:  (pg. 256)

1.) Extras

2.) Nonprofessionals

3.) Trained professionals

4.) Stars

The American Star System (pg. 269-271)

Styles of Acting (291-296)

From Lee Strasberg's Book: A Dream of Passion: The Development of The Method.

"The training of the senses to respond to imaginary stimuli becomes a part of the basic training of an actor; and the possession of this capacity to respond to imaginary stimuli is what characterizes the nature of the actors talent. It is what we look for to determine the presence of acting talent."