Charles Grodin has created a frank, no-nonsense, no-question-about-it, one-hour video that reveals his personal experience of working his way through the world of acting schools, agent representation, auditions, and the rest of the real-life world that makes up what's called show business. Included is what to really expect from others who offer you acting lessons, writerly advice, and professional representation; and more important, what it all means for a person who wants to get into this line of work. One thing is for sure: Show business isn't for the faint of heart. If you want to be successful, you not only have to really want it, you have to work endless hours, work extremely hard, and love it.
You'll never find any of the information that Grodin has to offer in this program in any other similarly titled work. In many ways, this is an anti-acting method and anti-entertainment business career advice tutorial, all brought to you in Grodin's typical wry, straightforward humorous style.
About the Actor
Charles Grodin has acted in over 40 movies and plays, but is probably best known for Midnight Run, The Heartbreak Kid and the Beethoven movies. He was a commentator for 60 Minutes 2 and hosted his own talk show on CNBC. He is currently a commentator on WCBS Radio in three shows daily, and a playwright.