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Morgan Freeman
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I got in this discussion with a friend on whos better.Theater actors or film actors ,who do you think is better and why
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Marlon Brando
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It's different.

There are tons of stage actors who can't act well on film. Or are great actors but look better on stage than film like Patti Lupone.

And there are tons of film actors who were NOT successful on stage ie. Julia Roberts.

But the people who succeed at both know the differences:

Film/TV:
-Very little to no rehearsal
-EDITING. They can take the best of take 1 and combine it with the best of takes 2, 3, and 4 and make you look brilliant as if you did it in one take. In theatre, you got to do it right in one take, all the way through. Also, you might shoot the last scene first and out of sequence in film.
-Pictures/Exposition. Stage uses monologues to create the picture or environment for the audience. In film/tv they can easily cut away to the location or an item on the table, etc. and tell the SAME story without the monologue.
-You're mic-ed! You don't have to project to the back row of a theatre.
-The camera is the great magnifier! The camera can pick up on emotions from the subtleties of the face and eyes. Indicating and pushing an emotion can work on stage, but will look fake on film.
 
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Morgan Freeman
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So your saying that film/tv can make someone good look better than they are ?
 
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Marlon Brando
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So your saying that film/tv can make someone good look better than they are ?

Oh yeah. I have several friends who worked on the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek and they all said Chris Pine was really shitty and kept forgetting his lines. When the movie came out, he actually looked good thanks to editing.
 
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Morgan Freeman
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That doesn't surprise at all if you pay close enough attention you can tell chris pines is a bad actor.Just the way he delivers his lines its almost like he hasnt taken it serious enough.It's barely believable .What else did your friends say about the rest of the cast ?
 
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Marlon Brando
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They said that Zachary Quinto was amazing and the only time they ever saw him screw up was that one or maybe two out takes they showed.
 
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Morgan Freeman
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Oh cool,thing about the star trek movie is you can be a decent actor because.It's a film with a already built in audience.It's a win/win scenario everytime.
 
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Glenn Close
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Not necessarily. The established fan base of a franchise can be highly dismissive of new products, especially if the origin had a massive cultural impact.
 
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Marlon Brando
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Yep, I know TONS of hardcore Trekkies who were very dismissive at first to the new direction J.J. Abrams took it.
 
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Robert DeNiro
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Theatre actors have to get it right the first time. One chance. No such thing as retakes.
 
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Morgan Freeman
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"Theatre actors have to get it right the first time. One chance. No such thing as retakes." exactly no safety net
 
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Theatre actors have to get it right the first time. One chance. No such thing as retakes.


Except for a few things. First, 90% of mistakes are never noticed by anyone in the audience. Secondly, you are doing it every day (or so), and each performance is basically a do-over, a chance to do it differently.

Buy anyway, it's really just a stupid debate, to call one harder than the other is really just not understanding either.

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Originally posted by JLine:
So your saying that film/tv can make someone good look better than they are ?

Oh yeah. I have several friends who worked on the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek and they all said Chris Pine was really shitty and kept forgetting his lines. When the movie came out, he actually looked good thanks to editing.


Jim Cavaziel also can't remember any of his lines since his lightning strike.
 
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Best actors have started in theatre
 
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The best film actors perfected their craft on stage.
 
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