If someone asks why you do what you do, tell them this:"Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face ofthe Earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in 1 year thanmost people do in a lifetime. Every day, actors face the financialchallenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of peoplewho think they should get "real jobs," and their own fear that they'llnever work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility thatthe vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe dream.With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people theirage achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the cars, thefamily, the house, the nest egg.""But they stay true to their dream, in spite of sacrifices. Why?Because actors are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - tothat line, that laugh, that gesture or that interpretation that willstir the audience's soul. Actors are beings who have tasted life'snectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creativespirit and touched another person's heart. In that instant, they areas close to magic, God and perfection as anyone could ever be. And intheir own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment isworth a thousand lifetimes."--David Ackert
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