Oh Slave To All That Is Aural:
You do NOT need a reality check. You have stumbled upon the rub. The rub-a-dub-dub that keeps most of these guys in the tub.
ACTING IS DOING...don't believe me...check out Uta Hagen or Sanford Meisner...what do I know?
It ain't about ACTING it is about RE-acting.
David Alexander wrote:
The reason he looks and sounds so natural is because he is. This is real, not pretend.
And THAT is the secret to great acting. Anybody that wants to argue that point doesn't know how to act...and please let's not start another "Let's Hypothesize About Acting" thread...(To borrow an idea from Steve Martin.)...Writing about acting is like hang-gliding for tax reformation.
Acting is living TRUTHFULLY...FOR REAL...NOT pretend...under imaginary circumstances.
Yes this happened for real...and YES a good actor could duplicate it and yes that is the point.
Don't think about it...don't pretend...just do it!
God above where is David Mamet or William H. Macey when you need them?