Kathleen Turner on Acting

Kathleen Turner on Acting

An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and ...

Author: Kathleen Turner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510735484

Category: Drama

Page: 400

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Few actors have had a career as dynamic as that Kathleen Turner's; success has followed her from the television screen to major blockbusters, from indie films to the theater stage. Over her forty-year career, Turner has developed an instinctual knowledge of what it takes to be a successful actor, and, in her conversations with esteemed film professor Dustin Morrow, she shares these lessons with the world. With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she’s learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting. An epic and intense one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner on Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theater pros, and artists of every stripe.
Categories: Drama

Send Yourself Roses

Send Yourself Roses

Kathleen Turner has always known that she would play the lead in the story of her life. It's impossible not to take her lessons on living, love, and leading roles to heart. And it won't be long until you'll be sending yourself roses!

Author: Kathleen Turner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446511322

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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From her film debut as the sultry schemer in Body Heat to her award-winning role as Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, actress Kathleen Turner's unique blend of beauty, intelligence, and raw sexuality has driven her personal and professional life. Now, in this gutsy memoir, the screen icon tells us of the risks she's taken and the lessons she's learned-sometimes the hard way. For the first time, Turner shares her childhood challenges-a life lived in countries around the world until her father, a State Department official whom she so admired, died suddenly when she was a teenager. She talks about her twenty year marriage, and why she and her husband recently separated, her close relationship with her daughter, her commitment to service, and how activism in controversial causes has bolstered her beliefs. And Turner reveals the pain and heartbreak of her struggle with rheumatoid arthritis, and how, in spite of it, she made a daring decision: to take a break from the movies and relaunch her stage career. Along the way, Turner describes what it's like to work with legends like Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, William Hurt, Steve Martin, Francis Ford Coppola, John Huston, John Waters, Edward Albee . . . and, with characteristic irreverent humor, shares her behind-the-screen stories of dealing with all types of creative, intimidating, and inspiring characters. Kathleen Turner has always known that she would play the lead in the story of her life. It's impossible not to take her lessons on living, love, and leading roles to heart. And it won't be long until you'll be sending yourself roses!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Michael Douglas Acting on Instinct

Michael Douglas  Acting on Instinct

This is the compelling and remarkable story of a Hollywood son who waged a battle against the odds to achieve his fame and fortune, and has kept on fighting with every challenge he faces.

Author: John Parker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755362868

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 350

In the shadow of his father Kirk's overpowering fame, Michael Douglas forged a career for himself and became recognised in his own right as an award-winning actor and producer. But fame has taken its toll on Michael's personal life. His struggles with sexual addiction, his treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency and the break-up of his first marriage show another side to Michael's success. In 2010, his troubled past came back to haunt him when Cameron, his eldest son, was sentenced to five years in prison for drug dealing. Yet, despite a rocky road, Michael has found happiness later in life. His marriage to Catherine Zeta Jones meant a second shot at fatherhood and gave him strength following a devastating diagnosis of advanced throat cancer at the age of 65. This is the compelling and remarkable story of a Hollywood son who waged a battle against the odds to achieve his fame and fortune, and has kept on fighting with every challenge he faces.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Art of American Screen Acting 1960 to Today

The Art of American Screen Acting  1960 to Today

One of the most vivid of 1980s female movie stars, Kathleen Turner was very
unusual in looks and manner, as if she were high on her own charisma. Her
father was a diplomat who had to go where he was posted, and so she had
grown up in ...

Author: Dan Callahan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476676951

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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Modern screen acting in English is dominated by two key figures: Method acting guru Lee Strasberg—who taught the “the art of experiencing” over “the art of representing”—and English theater titan Laurence Olivier, who once said of the Method’s immersive approach, “try acting, it’s so much easier.” This book explores in detail the work of such method actors as Al Pacino, Ellen Burstyn, Jack Nicholson and Jane Fonda, and charts the shift away from the more internally focused Strasberg-based acting of the 1970s, and towards the more “external” way of working, exemplified by the career of Meryl Streep in the 1980s.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Celebrity Biographies The Amazing Life Of Michael Douglas Famous Actors

Celebrity Biographies   The Amazing Life Of Michael Douglas   Famous Actors

Ever wondered how Michael Douglas rose to stardom?

Author: Matt Green

Publisher: Matt Green

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Ever wondered how Michael Douglas rose to stardom? Michael is the eldest of four siblings, and with the added theatrical blood of his mother, Bermudian born Diana Love Dill, it’s no surprise that he would take up the family trade of entertainment. Kirk was from New Brunswick, New Jersey, which is also where Michael was born. Kirk and Diana met at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan. Michael’s lineage is very rich in history. Both of his grandparents on his father’s side were Jewish refugees from a Russian territory. His grandfather on his mother’s side was Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Melville Dill and worked as a Counselor General of Bermuda, and served on several important government committees for the government of Bermuda. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Actor Speaks

The Actor Speaks

Twenty-four Actors Talk about Process and Technique Janet Sonenberg.
KATHLEEN TURNER Kathleen Turner is not simply an actor : she is a . movie
star . In her interview she reveals some of the reasons why this is so . While many
actors ...

Author: Janet Sonenberg

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: UOM:39015037467720

Category: Acting

Page: 311

View: 570

The Actor Speaks investigates the unique interplay of talent, inspiration, and technique that comprises an actor's method of working. Through twenty-four in-depth interviews with acclaimed actors from the avant-garde, Broadway, and Hollywood, director-teacher Jane Sonenberg explores each artist's creative process. Ruth Maleczech, John Turturro, Zoe Caldwell, Dianne Wiest, Blue Man Group, Alan Arkin, Olympia Dukakis, Lily Tomlin, Mercedes Ruehl, and others share candid anecdotes from their lives and careers, giving insight into the way an acting process is formed and how the performance reflects that process.
Categories: Acting

Acting

Acting

A beginning acting class aims to enlighten , not necessarily change . Ask yourself
if any of your mannerisms ... KATHLEEN TURNER Yet , countless crucial
moments depend on the voice . Onstage , the action of the play stops , an actor
sits on ...

Author: Robert Barton

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: IND:30000102985284

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 374

View: 371

ACTING: ONSTAGE AND OFF demonstrates how offstage performance can be effectively adapted for the theatre, as well as how onstage training can be applied toward leading a full life outside the theatre. Barton's humorous and conversational writing style helps students learn all phases of actor training, including scene study, auditioning, observation, and mind, voice and body relaxation techniques. The use of examples from daily life instead of dramatic literature facilitates student understanding and leads to meaningful class discussion based on everyday experiences.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Confidante Trilogy

The Confidante Trilogy

She quickly became the most popular girl there with her Kathleen Turner looks and her excellent 'acting' skills. This is a biography about friendship, discovery and of course sex.

Author: Lilliana Anderson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1974190714

Category:

Page: 548

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My mother in law used to be a sex worker. She worked in a brothel, as an escort and, as a madame in and around Sydney Australia in the late '80s. It's something that she has confided in few people outside her immediate family until me. We are polar opposites in many ways but we get each other - as a result I have become the confidante in her life which is how this series has been born. The exact year was 1989; Angelien was 32 when she made the decision to enter a brothel to help support herself and her two sons. She quickly became the most popular girl there with her Kathleen Turner looks and her excellent 'acting' skills. This is a biography about friendship, discovery and of course sex.
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The Synthesis of Congener Derivatives of Drugs Acting at Cell Membranes

The Synthesis of Congener Derivatives of Drugs Acting at Cell Membranes

Finally , I would like to thank Kathleen Turner for the secretarial skills which she
applied through sickness and health to the production of this dissertation and I
would like to thank Bill Leisy for the understanding and encouragement he
showed ...

Author: Debra Marr-Leisy

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822015192263

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Page: 394

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Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

In Michael Douglas, Marc Eliot brings into sharp fo­cus this incredible career, complicated personal life, and legendary Hollywood family.

Author: Marc Eliot

Publisher: Crown Archetype

ISBN: 9780307952387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 999

A groundbreaking portrait of one of Hollywood’s most successful stars, from critically acclaimed and bestselling biographer Marc Eliot Through determination, inventiveness, and charisma, Michael Douglas emerged from the long shadow cast by his movie-legend father, Kirk Douglas, to become his own man and one of the film industry’s most formi­dable players. Overcoming the curse of failure that haunts the sons and daughters of Hollywood celebrities, Michael became a sensation when he successfully brought One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, starring his friend Jack Nicholson, to the screen after numerous setbacks, including his father’s own failed attempts to make it happen. This 1975 box-office phenomenon won Michael his first Oscar (the film won five total, including Best Picture), an award Kirk hadn’t won at the time, and solidified the turbulent, competitive father-son relationship that would shape Michael’s career and personal life. In the decades that followed, Michael established a reputation for taking chances on new talent and proj­ects by producing and starring in the hugely successful Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile movies, while cultivating a multifaceted acting persona—edgy, rebel­lious, and a little dark—in such films as Wall Street, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct, and Disclosure. Yet as his career thrived, Michael’s personal life floundered, with an unhappy and tumultuous first mar­riage, rumors of infidelity (especially with leading ladies such as Kathleen Turner), and a headline-grabbing stint in rehab. Rocked by a series of tragedies, including Kirk’s strokes, his son Cameron’s incarceration, and his own fight against throat cancer, Michael has emerged trium­phant, healthy, and happy in his marriage to Catherine Zeta-Jones, a Welsh actress twenty-five years his junior, and their new young family. In Michael Douglas, Marc Eliot brings into sharp fo­cus this incredible career, complicated personal life, and legendary Hollywood family. Eliot’s fascinating portrait of the lows and remarkable highs in Michael’s life—in­cluding the thorny yet influential relationship with his father—breaks boundaries in understanding the life and work of a true American film star.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

I m a Fan of Kathleen Turner Are You Creative Writing Lined Journal

I m a Fan of Kathleen Turner Are You  Creative Writing Lined Journal

This portable book can even be used as a free-form planner (that you can use to plan your "accidental" celebrity run-ins). It has 120 lined pages and a cover that has an affirming fan message.

Author: I'm a Fan of Journals

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1796231436

Category:

Page: 122

View: 509

This matte 6"x9" contemplative composition notebook journal is great for folks to write down their notes about their favorite celebrities. This portable book can even be used as a free-form planner (that you can use to plan your "accidental" celebrity run-ins). It has 120 lined pages and a cover that has an affirming fan message. Quiet reflection has been shown to calm the mind and help retain information. Create a fabulous ritual and reap the benefits! description
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Films in Review

Films in Review

eryone with the story of how he acquired a membership card in the actors' union
and presented Kathleen Turner with the ... admired his friend's “simplicity,
economy and selections” in acting and that Newman “has managed to survive
success.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105013089227

Category: Electronic journals

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Categories: Electronic journals

Actors Take Action

Actors Take Action

... Ted Danson , Kathleen Turner , Christopher Reeve , Kevin Bacon , Sigourney
Weaver , JoBeth Williams , Tommy Lee Jones , Christine Ebersole , Julianne
Moore , Laurence Fishburne , Ray Liotta , Lynne Thigpen , Morgan Freeman ,
Robert ...

Author: Brian O'Neil

Publisher: Heinemann Drama

ISBN: UCSC:32106014263492

Category: Acting

Page: 111

View: 435

In Actors Take Action, Brian O'Neil provides the most in-depth guidelines ever published for helping the actor find an agent. This highly anticipated sequel to the best-selling Acting As a Business contains new ways to get auditions for productions most likely to attract industry attention, a step-by-step guide to making all-important follow-up telephone calls, the value of paid agent and casting director seminars, more ways to find work on daytime soap operas, tips for "pigeonholed" musical performers on how to change industry perceptions of them, and instruction in the art of effective business correspondence. Actors Take Action demonstrates specific, effective ways to create career-advancing opportunities.
Categories: Acting

Playbill

Playbill

GIONAL THEATRE by Mervyn Rothstein Kathleen Turner sits in the director ' s
chair at Williamstown or nearly three decades , Kathleen Crimes , which won the
Pulitzer Prize for Turner has been a star of stage and drama in 1981 , tells of the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133503636

Category: Theater

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Categories: Theater

Michael Douglas

Michael Douglas

Good and all as he was , an actor with less on his mind might have made more of
the role . The film was always Kathleen Turner ' s but Douglas delivered it to her
on a silver salver . Turner concedes that Douglas was less than fair to himself as
 ...

Author: Andy Dougan

Publisher: Robson Books Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025263521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 284

The Unauthorised BiographyMichael Douglas is one of the last of the great movie stars. This man - with one of the most recognisable faces on the planet - has proved that he can 'play the game' and win, like many of the characters he has portrayed. Yet along the way he has had to content with the looming presence of his father, the celebrated actor Kirk Douglas, and much personal torment.Douglas stepped out of his father's shadow to become the star of box-office smashes such as Romancing the Stone, Fatal Attraction, Wall Street and Basic Instinct. He is also a powerful producer, responsible for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The China Syndrome, Face/Off and other hits. He has won Oscars in both of his roles.In this long-overdue biography, Andy Dougan explores the factors that have made Michael Douglas into such a complex, driven and fascinating man. The divorce of his parents, his feelings of inadequacy, the failure of his first marriage, his alcohol abuse and his tabloid reputation as a 'sex addict' are all considered, as are his new life with Catherine Zeta-Jones, their son and his recent critically acclaimed acting roles.In researching this unauthorised book Andy Dougan has interviewed a number of Douglas's circle - including his closest friend, Danny De Vito. The author also draws on his past extensive interviews with Douglas himself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan

And , as clichéd as this sounds , the idea of becoming an actor happened then .
... I lived in many different places as a child : Canada , Cuba , Venezuela , and
London , where I first KATHLEEN TURNER had the chance to study acting . I
loved ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105006754480

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Film Review

Film Review

Who doesn't love Kathleen Turner ? Richard Crenna ... Cheers ended in 1994 ,
after which the actor struggled for a screen hit . Three Men ... WILLIAM HURT (
NED RACINE ) Hurt was already a respected stage actor of eclectic taste before
he ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015067493158

Category: Motion pictures

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Categories: Motion pictures

Theatrical Directors

Theatrical Directors

Consequently , a large number of actors ( including Al Pacino , Kathleen Turner ,
John Lithgow , Richard Dreyfuss , Joanne Woodward , Hume Cronyn , Jessica
Tandy , Colleen Dewhurst , Jason Robards , Linda Hunt , and Stacy Keach ) have
 ...

Author: John W. Frick

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:49015002921022

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 567

View: 556

""This book should be impressive to aspiring theater arts students as well as to those who simply love theater. Highly recommended for most collections." Library Journal
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Personal Visions

Personal Visions

The rest of the actors came to me on their own . Daryl Hannah approached me . I
was amazed at how much interest actors like Kathleen Turner and Christopher
Lloyd showed in the script . Was it difficult finding the balance in this film between
 ...

Author: Mario Falsetto

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050115123

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 529

View: 482

Falsetto (film studies, Concordia U., Montreal, Canada) deftly interviews 17 independent filmmakers about the films they created, emphasizing the more interesting aspects of how they conceived of the films, how they negotiated their way through the process of creation, and how they view their work i
Categories: Performing Arts

The Back Stage Guide to Casting Directors

The Back Stage Guide to Casting Directors

But we simply can ' t recoup our investment if an actor stays for three months . ”
Actors such as Glenn Close , Julie Andrews , Alec Baldwin , and Kathleen Turner
, however , will commit to doing a play , and he ' s grateful for those few to whom ...

Author: Hettie Lynne Hurtes

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications

ISBN: 0823088065

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 198

View: 811

In updated profiles, the most influential American casting directors reveal their methods of selecting actors for stage, screen, TV, and commercial jobs. This close look at how actors are chosen is an invaluable guide for thousands who depend on casting directors for career opportunities. Includes list of casting directors, contact information, and tips.
Categories: Performing Arts