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Old 12-03-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Maybe they were discovered somehow or fell into acting somehow...not sure.

just wondering if they all have a background in highschool drama, or college, or something.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Pamela Anderson? I think she fell into acting after she fell out of her dress.
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Galewood
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Will Smith I think
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Old 12-08-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Not everyone needs formal "training"--some just have it!
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Old 12-09-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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Kris Kristofferson
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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It's the something if not formal training. There is this show on Bravo - that features interviews with actors.

At some point they do get training - to make them better. Haven't heard a one yet say they didn't and won't get the training. Even those who didn't get formal education still sought out training.
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Old 12-23-2008, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
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According to her American Express commercial Gweneth Paltrow had no formal training. Although she did come from a show biz family. Her mom was Blythe Danner and her father was a producer [i think].
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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I think there are very few actors without some form of training. Rarely are there actors gifted enough to act WELL.
Look at Keanu Reeves, Ashley Judd, and Sandra Bullock--terrible actors who may or may not have had training, but they are just bad. Meryl Streep, Daniel Day Lewis: natural born talent, training or not. I don't think you can train acting as good as each of those.
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Old 01-01-2009, 04:46 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Probably a lot of the younger ones that have come on the scene in the last few years. Some people have it and some just don't. Many of the older ones are just better and have achieved more greatness and are more talented. It's not like the younger ones can't try, either. And this is coming from a Gen-Xer.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I don't remember ever reading that Johnny Depp ever had professional training either.

I agree with jjbradleynyc.....some people have it and some people don't. I guess it is like trying to train someone to be a salesman who just isn't born with the right personality.
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