Download e-book for iPad: Acting My Face (Hollywood Legends Series) by Anthony James

By Anthony James

Actor Anthony James has performed killers, psychopaths, and different twisted characters all through his Hollywood profession. in the summertime of 1967, James made his movie debut because the assassin within the Academy Award-winning top photo, In the warmth of the Night. His function within the 1992 Academy Award-winning top photo, Unforgiven, culminated a distinct, twenty-eight yr occupation. in the back of his menacing and remarkable face, even though, is a considerate, light guy, one that muses deeply at the nature of artwork and creativity and at the relations ties that experience sustained him.

James's Acting My Face renders Hollywood throughout the eyes and event of a longtime personality actor. James seemed on reveal with such mythical stars as Clint Eastwood, Bette Davis, Gene Hackman, and Sidney Poitier, and in such vintage tv indicates as Gunsmoke, the massive Valley, Starsky and Hutch, Charlie's Angels, and The A-Team. but, it truly is his mother's heroic tale that captures his mind's eye. In an odyssey which in 1940 took her and her newly wedded husband from Greece to a small southern city in the US the place she bore her in simple terms baby, James's mom suffered the early dying of her husband whilst James was once purely 8 years previous. within the blink of a watch, she went from grand hostess of her husband's lavish events to lodge maid. yet just like the lioness she used to be, she fought with nice ferocity and outrageous will in her relentless devotion to James's destiny. And so it used to be, that on an August morning in 1960, eighteen-year-old James and his mom took a teach from South Carolina 3 thousand miles to Hollywood, California, to gain his dream of an appearing profession. They possessed purely 2 hundred funds, their braveness, and an brilliant measure of naiveté.

After his retirement in 1994, James and his mom moved to Arlington, Massachusetts, the place he focused on his portray and poetry. His mom died in 2008 on the age of ninety-four, nonetheless a lioness holding her cherished son. Acting My Face is an strange memoir, one who explores the genuine nature of a operating existence in Hollywood and the way aspirations and private devotion are cast right into a career.

Show description

Read Online or Download Acting My Face (Hollywood Legends Series) PDF

Similar biographies of actors & actresses books

Read e-book online The Women of Warner Brothers: The Lives and Careers of 15 PDF

The lives and careers of Warner Brothers’ display legends Joan Blondell, Nancy Coleman, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Glenda Farrell, Kay Francis, Ruby Keeler, Andrea King, Priscilla Lane, Joan Leslie, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, and Jane Wyman are the subject of this booklet.

New PDF release: The Making of a Stand-Up Guy

As the most well known performers on Comedy Central’s mega-hit The Chappelle convey, Charlie Murphy—older brother of comedy legend Eddie Murphy—shares his ardour for comedy and tells his actual Hollywood tales during this juicy and hugely pleasing memoir. as soon as defined by means of Chris Rock as “Eddie Murphy on acid,” Charlie Murphy has completed popularity as a ordinary performer at the severely acclaimed, three-time Emmy-nominated cult sensation Chappelle’s express on Comedy crucial.

Download PDF by Michael G. McGlasson: The Unknown Peter Cushing

Greater than six years within the making, this ebook explores quite a few parts with regards to the lifestyles and occupation of Peter Wilton Cushing, with a spotlight on his familial performing legacy from grandfather Henry William Cushing, his early degree occupation, and his lifestyles along with his loved spouse, Helen Beck Cushing. usually defined as "The mild guy of Horror," Peter Cushing was once even more than an actor, for he used to be additionally a skilled painter, version maker, writer, a lover of books and literature, and a poet.

Download e-book for iPad: W.C. Fields from the Ziegfeld Follies and Broadway Stage to by Arthur Frank Wertheim

This booklet unearths how Fields turned a personality comic whereas acting in Broadway’s such a lot illustrious revue, the Ziegfeld Follies. because the first biography to take advantage of the lately opened Fields Papers on the movie Academy, the booklet explores how Fields years as a Follies entertainer portraying a beleaguered husband and a charming conman grew to become a landmark turning aspect in his occupation, resulting in his repute as a masterful movie comic.

Extra info for Acting My Face (Hollywood Legends Series)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Acting My Face (Hollywood Legends Series) by Anthony James

by Kevin

Rated 4.88 of 5 – based on 42 votes