Who are you in real life? It's funny, because I can recall a scene from the matrix in which the Oracle takes Neo and shows him a little sign above her door in the entrance. The sign reads “know thyself.” The Oracle then goes on to talk to Neo about how he should know who he actually is and that only after knowing who he truly is, will he ever be able to save the planet and accomplish his goal. In my opinion, what's most interesting about this statement is that it actually can be applied to actors as well.
Too many actors these days get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced media industry. From playing so many different roles, they easily lose track of who they are, and they lose their own identity. This especially applies to actors who no longer have a day job. In my opinion, every actor should have an identity of their own. The reason for this is not just for the health reasons (although they are very important!) But is also because of the idea of branding oneself.
Knowing one's personality, sense of style, and interests, can all help an actor brand him or herself as a certain type of person. This is extremely important if an actor wants to begin getting a lot of work, because casting directors typically look for someone that they believe will most truly play a role.
On top of this, the idea of branding oneself can also be applied to one's headshots. If an actor knows exactly who they are, and what their personality is, They will get headshots that work perfectly for them.
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