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Old 12-18-2022, 10:48 AM
 
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I've been thinking about this issue ever since watching Johnny Depp closely during his recent trial, and also, listening to him in interviews on YouTube videos explain his acting techniques and how he embodied various characters. I found it fascinating. I came to the conclusion that he is highly intelligent, and has a very high emotional quotient as well (compassion, intuition, suspension of reality).

There are so many remarkable actors (both genders) and I think they were likely very intelligent too.

The entertainment world is full of drugs so it's easy to fall into that. But I've also noticed in my personal life that highly intelligent people get bored easily and often like to have altered experiences. I started noticing this back in the days of psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms, etc.) I think that's what people like Johnny Depp end up doing -- along with trying to numb out negative experiences (that's an issue for a different thread).

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But I've also noticed in my personal life that highly intelligent people get bored easily and often like to have altered experiences.

That is exactly right!
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Old 12-21-2022, 10:47 AM
 
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Not intelligent but smart yes. I can’t remember what happened last week
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Old 01-02-2023, 01:05 PM
 
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How many people are aware that Hugh Grant graduated (with honor) from Oxford. I don't think an actor can be a "top" actor without intelligence. You can often tell when they're interviewed, whether they're brighter than average, or not. The roles they get, might also be indicative of their ability to be convincing...that takes intelligence. One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to play a "fluffy" role.
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Old 01-02-2023, 02:47 PM
 
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Yes, it amazes me the number of people who think actors are hacks and bimbos. It's probably the whole hype with Hollywood, especially in this era. To me it's a combination of natural talent and intelligence that makes for a great actor. Actors don't like to work with low intelligence people. It's hard to keep up with talent and intelligence. I suspect that a lot of one trick ponies aren't very bright and may not have a natural knack either. Those people flame out pretty quickly.
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Old 01-06-2023, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Actors 1) say what screenwriters/playwrights write, 2) move when the director tells them to, 3) have their work clothes picked out for them, 4) someone else does their hair and make-up, 5) have an agent help them find work, 6) have a stunt man/woman stand in for them when the physical work is too hard for them and 7) someone brings their food to them (I assume they chew it themselves).

Still, I couldn't do their job. But, their work has no bearing on their intelligence or stupidity, just their talent.
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Old 01-07-2023, 08:25 AM
 
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Not necessarily, as far as their acting goes, although it must certainly take some talent to memorize lines, present them in a believable way, and follow all the instructions that must go into making a movie. But highly intelligent? not sure.

I think some individuals are super smart. Like Kevin Costner invented some type of water filtration system to separate oil from water. But he's the only one I know of who has done something like this. I'm sure there must be others.

Someone mentioned Johnny Depp - above - and I tend to think that people who are also musicians are intelligent. You kinda have to be to read music, play music, create songs, etc. I agree that during his trial, as 'weird' as he may have come across, if you listened to him, he was quite articulate.
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Old 01-13-2023, 09:52 AM
 
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Some actors are good in Bollywood and otherwise, all actors and actresses are SO dumb. like Varun Dhawan, ananya pandaye (Chipakli), ALl over Koopor khandan are so Dumb
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Old 01-16-2023, 03:01 PM
 
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Isn’t Mayim Balik (sp) from Blossom, The Big Bang Theory and Jeapordy a "genius" with a PhD? Well at least she is "book smart" I guess.
PhD doesn't mean you're smart.

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I think so. I have seen interviews with many Academy Award winning actors, and as a group, they seem VERY intelligent to me.
Maybe they're just acting intelligent?
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Old 01-16-2023, 04:06 PM
 
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PhD doesn't mean you're smart.



Maybe they're just acting intelligent?
I wasn’t saying genius and PhD are all inclusive, I was asking “isn’t she both?”
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Old 01-17-2023, 07:53 AM
 
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I've been thinking about this issue ever since watching Johnny Depp closely during his recent trial, and also, listening to him in interviews on YouTube videos explain his acting techniques and how he embodied various characters. I found it fascinating. I came to the conclusion that he is highly intelligent, and has a very high emotional quotient as well (compassion, intuition, suspension of reality).

There are so many remarkable actors (both genders) and I think they were likely very intelligent too.

The entertainment world is full of drugs so it's easy to fall into that. But I've also noticed in my personal life that highly intelligent people get bored easily and often like to have altered experiences. I started noticing this back in the days of psychedelics (LSD, mushrooms, etc.) I think that's what people like Johnny Depp end up doing -- along with trying to numb out negative experiences (that's an issue for a different thread).

What do you think?
NOPE! Like all professions, intelligence runs the full spectrum from low, average, to high. Sadly, it seems like it is always the lower IQ'd in a profession that run their mouth the most.
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