34 Performers, Role by Role
April 22, 2020 4:56 AM   Subscribe

Thank you for this lovely distraction!
posted by KleenexMakesaVeryGoodHat at 5:22 AM on April 22, 2020

I love these kinds of stories, and had caught a few before this - but now they are all in one place. Thank you for putting them all together!
posted by sundrop at 6:25 AM on April 22, 2020 [1 favorite]

In related viewing, the "Technique Critique" from Wired is also very satisfying, perhaps most so this series of videos from an accent coach breaking down the accent performances of famous actors.
posted by Corduroy at 6:28 AM on April 22, 2020 [3 favorites]

I just watched the Willem Dafoe one and it was great and I'm looking forward to hunkering down and watching the rest of these later on today. Thanks so much for this post!
posted by Cyrie at 6:38 AM on April 22, 2020 [2 favorites]

Well, there goes my next two days. Thank you! These are delightful!
posted by Thorzdad at 6:48 AM on April 22, 2020

Mark Wahlberg's name should never be mentioned without noting that he perpetrated numerous racist attacks that left victims badly injured, and never fully apologized for these crimes.
posted by splitpeasoup at 6:57 AM on April 22, 2020 [19 favorites]

It's fascinating to me to watch how these actors interact with the camera / interviewer for these (I'm assuming there's another person there to whom they're talking). I've just watched the Kristen Bell and Scarlet Johansson bits, and their "interview personalities" couldn't be more different. Kristen's body language is open, she's speaking directly to the person and looking forward the whole time. Scarlet is more closed and spends a lot of time talking kind of down into her lap or off to the side.

Just yesterday, I found Vanity Fair's series with voice actors critiquing YouTube videos of people doing their voices (John DiMaggio critiquing Bender impressions, for example). Between that and this post today, I am 100% on board with Vanity Fair's YouTube channel.
posted by hanov3r at 10:12 AM on April 22, 2020 [1 favorite]

posted by eirias at 5:56 PM on April 22, 2020

Cyrie, l scrolled down that list of names wondering what exactly this is and clicked on Willem Dafoe's name to see.

Thanks, NotMyselfRightNow, these are neat.
posted by straight at 11:14 AM on April 23, 2020

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