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The wonderful Octavia Spencer gives great advice to those pursuing acting as a career. Look ahead not to the side or you could miss something. Your time is your time.
(Clip from Sag Foundation moderated by Jenelle Riley)
#octaviaspencer #sagfoundation #jenelleriley #actorinterview #actingadvice #actingcareer #actorslife #oscarwinner #youbeyou #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors

As infuriating as I can find Mamet's perspective on acting, I always appreciate his essays on writing, cinema and the industry.
I like that he's a firebrand for the stage (we need those) and often find myself laughing at his distaste for all the theater in theater.
You can question his point of view but not his erudition and native intelligence.
#mamet #davidmamet #theatre #theatrebook #actorslife #glengarryglenross #theatrelife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #damnitmamet

Rounding out tour of the Midwest came across this particular little statue in Muskegon, Michigan. It happens that legendary silent film star Buster Keaton has his roots here after his parents founded The Actors Colony in the area.
Traveling performers they found the dunes, Lake Michigan and the idyllic setting a great place to settle and perform. Some of Keaton's later collaborators were his neighbors from that time.
Located right outside the Frauenthal Theater where they still screen tributes.
A nice little unexpected slice of film history sprouting up from an unexpected location.
#busterkeaton #silentfilmstar #silentfilm #theactorscolony #muskegon #pigeonhill #filmhistory #vaudeville #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #whoknew #frauenthaltheater

Elsa Lanchester on the left and Rosalind Ayres depicting her on the right from my first feature 'Gods and Monsters'. Bill Condon was just announced as the director of the new incarnation of 'The Bride of Frankenstein' thusly himself becoming James Whale. Excited for his interpretation and casting.
#godsandmonsters #billcondon #brideoffrankenstein #jameswhale #rosalindayres #elsalanchester #darkuniverse #monstermovies #oscarwinner #toddbabcock #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #castingthebrideoffrankenstein

Very sorry to hear of Nelsan Ellis' passing away. Such a talent. Had the opportunity to regale him with my admiration at a Getty event and he was modest bordering on shy at the hearing. Upon learning of a mutual friend he lit up and was so candid, funny and effusive. I think we lost a great one.
#nelsanellis #trueblood #rip #getonup #thestanfordprisonexperiment #thehelp #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #greatactor #actorslife

Touring through the Midwest and capturing some classic old theater houses. This is The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. A converted opera house from 1895 it's an immense, majestic building and one of the first theaters with electricity.
#milwaukee #pabsttheater #theaters #classicbuildings #midwest #architecture #theaterhistory #beautifulbuilding #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #oldoperahouse

#tbt to 1998 when I took this shot with one of those disposable cameras but love how it came out with the shadows across the map and Leslie (as Jin) contemplating his position. (Still from 'A Time to Remember' 1998, Shanghai) I think we shot 20 hours in that location.
#lesliecheung #atimetoremember #asiancinema #shanghai #yedaying #asianactor #chinesemovie #chinesemoviestar #setlife #moviestill #betweentakes #90smovie #goldenroosterawards #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors

"Gentlemen. Remember when we had that glass ceiling installed? Welp..." Thank you Patty Jenkins for making such an un-cynical movie. "I'm tired of sincerity being something we have to be afraid of doing...Art is supposed to bring beauty to the world". I was not expecting to be so moved.
Congratulations Gal Gadot. What a joy. The tiara has been passed.

#wonderwoman #pattyjenkins #galgadot #lyndacarter #wonderwomanmovie #artisbeautiful #imax #glassceiling #wonderwomen #amcimax3d #dcextendeduniverse #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #actorslife

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As infuriating as I can find Mamet's perspective on acting, I always appreciate his essays on writing, cinema and the industry.
I like that he's a firebrand for the stage (we need those) and often find myself laughing at his distaste for all the theater in theater.
You can question his point of view but not his erudition and native intelligence.
#mamet #davidmamet #theatre #theatrebook #actorslife #glengarryglenross #theatrelife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #damnitmamet

Rounding out tour of the Midwest came across this particular little statue in Muskegon, Michigan. It happens that legendary silent film star Buster Keaton has his roots here after his parents founded The Actors Colony in the area.
Traveling performers they found the dunes, Lake Michigan and the idyllic setting a great place to settle and perform. Some of Keaton's later collaborators were his neighbors from that time.
Located right outside the Frauenthal Theater where they still screen tributes.
A nice little unexpected slice of film history sprouting up from an unexpected location.
#busterkeaton #silentfilmstar #silentfilm #theactorscolony #muskegon #pigeonhill #filmhistory #vaudeville #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #whoknew #frauenthaltheater

Of the many and wonderful portrayals by Martin Landau, I always return to 'Ed Wood'. A near perfect film, Landau's touching, tragic and morosely comic rendition of Bela Legosi is perfection. This is a case where the Academy got it right and he was rewarded Best Supporting actor in one of the classiest acceptance speeches in memory.
More importantly I'll remember him as a great advocate for actors through the Actors Studio and by always leading by example. RIP.
#martinlandau #edwood #edwoodmovie #johnnydepp #actorsactor #actorslife #academyawardwinner #bestsupportingactor #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #classact

Very sorry to hear of Nelsan Ellis' passing away. Such a talent. Had the opportunity to regale him with my admiration at a Getty event and he was modest bordering on shy at the hearing. Upon learning of a mutual friend he lit up and was so candid, funny and effusive. I think we lost a great one.
#nelsanellis #trueblood #rip #getonup #thestanfordprisonexperiment #thehelp #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #greatactor #actorslife

Touring through the Midwest and capturing some classic old theater houses. This is The Pabst Theater in Milwaukee. A converted opera house from 1895 it's an immense, majestic building and one of the first theaters with electricity.
#milwaukee #pabsttheater #theaters #classicbuildings #midwest #architecture #theaterhistory #beautifulbuilding #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #oldoperahouse

Hard not to think of 'The Untouchables' when passing through Union Station in Chicago. Darn near perfect movie. The kind you can't turn off once it starts. The Morricone score plays in my head.
#theuntouchables #theuntouchableschicago #davidmamet #briandepalma #enniomorricone #unionstation #kevincostner #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #actorslife #youdontknowchicago

Helping out a friend with a show of Biblical proportions, literally. His rendering of the entire Bible with original music and media began, naturally, with Genesis and Exodus. There was a lot of begat-ing...
Happy Sunday😇
#bluegospelscripts #bluegospelmusic #atthetable #genesis #exodus #biblestories #hangar61 #morethanmusic #5280table #takenotecolorado #babcockstudios #denveractingclass #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors

20 years ago I stood in the fake rain, on a green screen staring at a real movie star. 'Gods and Monsters' was my first feature and these stills were from the party scene my first day on set. It was an incredible production on every level and placed the expectation bar very high thereafter. Thank you Bill, Ian and Jack. This experience changed my life forever.
#godsandmonsters #ianmckellen #billcondon #jameswhale #leonardbarnett #christopherbram #oscarwinner #oscarmovie #gaycinema #loveandwar #toddbabcock #actorslife #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #acttolive

#tbt to the early 90's whilst contemplating Proust in Pere-Lechaise cemetery. If you don't understand him directly it's best to sit on him awhile.
#perelechaise #perelechaisecemetery #proust #marcelproust #frenchwriter #toddbabcock #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #actorslife #ilovegreatwriters

Introduction to my character Leonard Barnett by Sir Ian McKellan as James Whale in 'Gods and Monsters'. To this day Ian's emotional resonance and Carter Burwell's haunting score touch my heart. It's also a little master class in holding the close-up. "Beautiful".
#godsandmonsters #ianmckellen #sirianmckellen #jameswhale #billcondon #christopherbram #leonardbarnett #thecloseup #carterburwell #toddbabcock #actorslife #oscarwinner #90smovie #filmdebut #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #ilovethismovie #loveinthetrenches

Stolen audience grabs from the production of my short play 'Canned' performed by @fierce_backbone for #hollywoodfringefestival . These guys killed it and I'll never forget them adding live violin music for the maudlin overkill. I died. 😝👏😱
#hollywoodfringe #hollywoodfringefest #originalplay #playwriting #stagelife #thecomplextheatre #theaterrow #fiercebackbone #actorslife #hollywood #comedyshort #toddbabcock #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #livetheatre #thisplaywasevil #inagoodway

John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands in the editing room. I find the image of their collaboration incredibly romantic. Of course now this would all be replaced with a flash drive and one leaning over the other on a laptop.
#johncassavetes #genarowlands #editingbay #editingroom #bwphoto #classichollywood #filmartists #hollywoodcouple #vintagehollywood #adecadeundertheinfluence #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #acouplethatworksouttogetherstaystogether

#tbt to 1998 when I took this shot with one of those disposable cameras but love how it came out with the shadows across the map and Leslie (as Jin) contemplating his position. (Still from 'A Time to Remember' 1998, Shanghai) I think we shot 20 hours in that location.
#lesliecheung #atimetoremember #asiancinema #shanghai #yedaying #asianactor #chinesemovie #chinesemoviestar #setlife #moviestill #betweentakes #90smovie #goldenroosterawards #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors

I will miss this man's artistry. His discoveries. His revelations. His audacity. I equally respect his courage to live a life on his own terms and out of the public eye. Happy retirement Daniel Day-Lewis. You've earned it.
#danieldaylewis #brilliantactor #oscarwinner #billthebutcher #gangsofnewyork #therewillbeblood #danielplainview #originalcharacter #originalartist #actorslife #babcockstudios #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #geniusactor #itsnotmethoditsjusthim

No, I'm not instructing this student on how to hop during her monologue. But I AM encouraging her to leap. (Rehearsing a speech from 'Silver Linings Playbook' @babcockstudios .)
#monologuework #audition #inspire #jumpintoit #actorslife #silverliningsplaybook #scenestudy #babcockstudios #toddbabcock #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #wereworkingonit #dontlookbeforeyouleap

Returned to this masterful and charming movie for Father's Day. The theme of feeling broken after having lost his Dad and setting about fixing things is a beautiful and resonant theme about life. "I'd imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured, if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too."
Beautiful❤️🎬
#hugo #hugocabret #hugocabretmovie #theinventionofhugocabret #fathersday #fathers #asabutterfield #judelaw #martinscorsese #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #fixwhatisbroken #brianselznick #automaton

The taking on of "disposable" roles contributes to one's feeling of being disposable. While it's so hard for actors to say "no" you can't agree to things that damage your soul.
I find Brit Marking and Issa Rae so inspiring for writing their own paths. (Full interview here on Variety: http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/brit-marling-issa-rae-actors-on-actors-interview-1202458054/) #britmarling #issarae #actorsonactors #jenelleriley #variety #womeninfilm #womenintv #theoa #insecure #writeyourownstory #empoweredwomen #empoweredactresses #writeaboutit #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #inspiredwomen

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