A great actor once explained to me how he saw his job. The goal of good acting, he told me, is to make bad dialogue unnecessary. Which sort of makes sense. A good actor makes the moment clear with his or her face and body and tone. A good actor fills in a scene with richness and life, so that the dialogue doesn’t have to be so…on the nose...
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