I would imagine that there’s nothing more frustrating than being a struggling actor, training to perfect you craft and struggling for years to get a big break – only to see someone get a role THAT YOU COULD HAVE KILLED who isn’t even an actor. It would be like a medical student watching a janitor perform an emergency appendectomy. Or a baseball player who sees someone who hadn’t played baseball in a decade get signed just because he was popular at another sport.
But I digress.
Fortunately, not making acting your first choice doesn’t mean you can’t be a great actor. This week we look at musicians, dancers and regular people who have gone on to become accomplished thespians. And also Shaq.
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3:00 – Alexander Gudunov (Michael’s Choice)
7:37 – Frank Sinatra (Richard’s Choice)
14:05 – Carrie Brownstein (Michael’s Choice)
18:56 – Cher (Richard’s Choice)
27:24 – Shaquille O’Neal (Michael’s Choice)
35:32 – The Rock (Richard’s Choice)
41:10 – Arnold Schwarzenegger (Michael’s Choice)
46:34 – R. Lee Ermey (Richard’s Choice)