‘The Simpsons’ presented Apu as a multifaceted individual, and a dutiful husband, son, and brother trying to make it in America. That’s a good thing.
The remarkable durability of the 007 saga would not have been possible if Sean Connery had not launched the franchise.
If only ‘lived experience’ qualifies an individual for a role, then no one ever has the right to portray anyone else, because no two people have ever had the exact same lived experiences.
America lost a great actor with Chadwick Boseman’s death but his performances are forever.
The recently deceased actor’s work as Bernard Woolley in ‘Yes, Minister’ and its successor ‘Yes, Prime Minister’ was indispensable to the greatest political show on earth.
“How can an individual who has been embraced by the city of Chicago, turn around and slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims?”
When movie icons like Albert Finney die, the only true way to honor them as fans is to revisit their body of work with softer, more appreciative eyes.
Acting is, above all else, about empathy. Setting restrictions on who can play what roles limits empathy for everyone.
Not many actors and actresses running around these days can generate wide-ranging interest by their mere involvement. But The Rock almost always does.
‘Harry Potter’ and ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ actor Robert Hardy was a timeless performer who studied under J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.
Brad Pitt’s new ‘War Machine,’ out on Netflix in May, is part of a remarkable shift in star power towards television over the past 30 years.
Because celebrities often usurp the stage to march for ‘social justice,’ the whole of Hollywood is often branded as frivolous and out-of-touch. Not true.
Banning actors from playing characters outside their own races limits casting opportunities and narrows what’s available for audiences of live theater.
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