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I have the distinction to be one of a handful of actors to appear in an 'Apes' film in only a swimsuit sipping drinks by a pool full homo sapien. But that's another story.
I don't know what Andy Serkis was wearing but I could see what he was doing and "Hail Caesar" indeed. (Though Steve Zahn steals SO many scenes...bad ape!)
We need a new language for the art of acting as it evolves into new forms and levels of collaboration. It's exciting to witness.
#warfortheplanetoftheapes #planetoftheapes #mocap #newactingforms #mattreeves #andyserkis #stevezahn #apepocolypsenow #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #imwiththeapes

Lauren Graham's great anecdote from Meryl Streep carries a great message. Sometimes that block in the road is actually a tunnel to greater understanding (or "the key"). Always try a yes before resorting to rejection of any proposal regardless of that knot you may feel. It could be telling you something.
(Clip from Variety's 'Actors on Actors')
#laurengraham #actorsonactors #merylstreep #actingadvice #variety #actorslife #yesand #justsayyes #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #goodadvice

"I feel like the writers that I'm drawn to, the writers that I really cling to, are the writers who seem to be writing out of a desperate act. It's like their writing is part of a survival kit. Those are the writers that I absolutely cherish and carry with me everywhere I go" - Sam Shepard. Amen.
Like many grew up with Sam's words and performances woven into the fabric of my development. 'Fool for Love' and 'True West' were acting class staples along with many other.
He was always so solid and reliable on-screen. So simple, such easy authority.
We will carry your words wherever we go. RIP.
#samshepard #foolforlove #truewest #greatamericanwriter #playwright #inspirationalwriter #actorslife #babcockstudios #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #oneofakind

TBT: This collage was created for my article 'Mourning Famous Strangers' about the nature of sadness concerning the loss of those we never really knew.
Link to article here:
https://www.babcockstudios.com/single-post/2017/02/02/Mourning-Famous-Strangers
#mourningfamousstrangers #celebritydeath #instacollage #fandom #tbt #actorslife #toddbabcock #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #illcryifiwantto

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

What a pleasure meeting everyone at the Colorado Film and Video Association! @thecfva So welcoming of us newcomers and such a great environment at the Denver Art Museum. I'll say this- they certainly got my place setting right. How did they know? Thanks guys! More to come!
#thecoloradofilmandvideoassociation #thecfva #denverartmuseum #palettesrestaurant #sagaftracolorado #coloradotalent #denver #babcockstudios #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #actorslife #goodpeoplemakegoodartists

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

When Mr. Nolan shoots in IMAX, I IMAX. I think he's earned that. Upon viewing 'Dunkirk' this is only confirmed. It feels like the Normandy Beach sequence from 'Saving Private Ryan' for an entire feature. Leave it to Nolan to still manage to create a puzzle inside this direct narrative that if it weren't so noisy could have been a silent film. So many great faces.
It is a sneakily relevant movie.
#dunkirkmovie #dunkirk #christophernolan #imax #imaxtheatre #silentfilmacting #justfeeldontthink #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #instacollage

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TBT: This collage was created for my article 'Mourning Famous Strangers' about the nature of sadness concerning the loss of those we never really knew.
Link to article here:
https://www.babcockstudios.com/single-post/2017/02/02/Mourning-Famous-Strangers
#mourningfamousstrangers #celebritydeath #instacollage #fandom #tbt #actorslife #toddbabcock #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #illcryifiwantto

I have the distinction to be one of a handful of actors to appear in an 'Apes' film in only a swimsuit sipping drinks by a pool full homo sapien. But that's another story.
I don't know what Andy Serkis was wearing but I could see what he was doing and "Hail Caesar" indeed. (Though Steve Zahn steals SO many scenes...bad ape!)
We need a new language for the art of acting as it evolves into new forms and levels of collaboration. It's exciting to witness.
#warfortheplanetoftheapes #planetoftheapes #mocap #newactingforms #mattreeves #andyserkis #stevezahn #apepocolypsenow #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #imwiththeapes

I would highly recommend any actor watch the movie 'character' about these veterans of the business. Even if you are too young to identify these journeyman actors you will learn a lot from them sharing their perspectives. Just talking heads, talking smart, talking funny. No pretension just guys who got it done in different ways.
#charactermovie #characteractors #character #dabneycoleman #harrydeanstanton #sydneypollack #charlesgrodin #peterfalk #greatraconteurs #actorslife #babcockstudios #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #watchlistenlearn

TBT: 2015; My 'then & now' collage interpretation of 'The Godfather' casting as suggested by writer Terrence Rafferty in The Atlantic by way of showing the decline in great American actors.
My article in response titled 'The Decline (and Fall?) of the American Actor' in the link below.
https://www.babcockstudios.com/single-post/2015/11/15/The-Decline-and-Fall-of-the-American-Actor
#tbt #terrencerafferty #theatlantic #thegodfather #americanactor #brando #danieldaylewis #actorslife #instacollage #greatactors #toddbabcock #denver #babcockstudios #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #goodreads

If you haven't caught 'Baby Driver' then just pop in your earbuds, hit shuffle on the iPod and drive around awhile lip-syncing. You're good. Oh and if you can get shot at and add some pithy dialogue even better. No acting required, Baby.
#babydriver #babydrivermovie #ipodmovie #nobabieswereharmed #edgarwright #amc #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #yesilikedit

What a pleasure meeting everyone at the Colorado Film and Video Association! @thecfva So welcoming of us newcomers and such a great environment at the Denver Art Museum. I'll say this- they certainly got my place setting right. How did they know? Thanks guys! More to come!
#thecoloradofilmandvideoassociation #thecfva #denverartmuseum #palettesrestaurant #sagaftracolorado #coloradotalent #denver #babcockstudios #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #actorslife #goodpeoplemakegoodartists

TBT: This collage of Tom Hardy was created for my article 'Tom Hardy and his "whatever works" Methodology from 2015.
Link to the article here:
https://www.babcockstudios.com/single-post/2015/05/19/Tom-Hardy-and-his-whatever-works-methodology
#tomhardy #tomhardypics #instacollage #tbt #actorslife #brilliantactor #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #outsidetheboxactor

Hard pressed to find an actor or teacher to admire more than Martin Landau who we lost recently. This clip is from a 2 hour interview with the SAG-AFTRA Foundation that is amazingly still too short. It should be required viewing. His heart is on display here at 74 still in love with acting. "Create magic". Indeed ❤️
(Go to Sag-Aftra Foundation playlist on YouTube. Moderated by Todd Amorde)
#martinlandau #sagaftrafoundation #toddamorde #theactorsstudio #oscarwinner #actorinterview #makemagic #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #coloradoactors #denverfilmactors #greatactor

"I feel like the writers that I'm drawn to, the writers that I really cling to, are the writers who seem to be writing out of a desperate act. It's like their writing is part of a survival kit. Those are the writers that I absolutely cherish and carry with me everywhere I go" - Sam Shepard. Amen.
Like many grew up with Sam's words and performances woven into the fabric of my development. 'Fool for Love' and 'True West' were acting class staples along with many other.
He was always so solid and reliable on-screen. So simple, such easy authority.
We will carry your words wherever we go. RIP.
#samshepard #foolforlove #truewest #greatamericanwriter #playwright #inspirationalwriter #actorslife #babcockstudios #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #oneofakind

Lauren Graham's great anecdote from Meryl Streep carries a great message. Sometimes that block in the road is actually a tunnel to greater understanding (or "the key"). Always try a yes before resorting to rejection of any proposal regardless of that knot you may feel. It could be telling you something.
(Clip from Variety's 'Actors on Actors')
#laurengraham #actorsonactors #merylstreep #actingadvice #variety #actorslife #yesand #justsayyes #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #goodadvice

TBT: To that time Starfleet (or, rather, Paramount) put me in charge of the transport systems on Voyager. One does not anticipate using their mime skills on television but there you are pretending to push buttons that don't exist and see effects that haven't been rendered yet.
While not an official "red shirt" Ensign Mulcahey was Borg'd (verb?) shortly after though lived through the experience.
#startrek #startrekvoyager #voyager #transportofficer #borg #paramountstudios #setlife #actorslife #trekkie #redshirt #toddbabcock #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #beamthemup

John Heard's work was simply too prolific to encapsulate in a simple IG post. I grew up with his work and later came to know him by acquaintance. While 'Home Alone' oddly became his most known work I came to another of his films that same year (1990) titled 'Mindwalk' with Liv Ullmann and Sam Waterston. John played a poet who quotes Neruda here.
The very definition of a think piece it is simply the three actors walking and talking about philosophy, politics, physics and art. It was and is more my style and it will be what I remember him for regardless of his stronger works. Just a time and place. RIP John.
#mindwalk #mindwalkmovie #johnheard #montstmichael #fritjofcapra #pabloneruda #taoofphysics #samwaterston #livullmann #actorslife #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #actorsactor

When Mr. Nolan shoots in IMAX, I IMAX. I think he's earned that. Upon viewing 'Dunkirk' this is only confirmed. It feels like the Normandy Beach sequence from 'Saving Private Ryan' for an entire feature. Leave it to Nolan to still manage to create a puzzle inside this direct narrative that if it weren't so noisy could have been a silent film. So many great faces.
It is a sneakily relevant movie.
#dunkirkmovie #dunkirk #christophernolan #imax #imaxtheatre #silentfilmacting #justfeeldontthink #babcockstudios #denver #denveractingclass #denverfilmactors #coloradoactors #instacollage

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

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