Amy Lyndon on actor training and achievement

Amy Lyndon

A profile on Facebook notes Amy Lyndon is a Booking Coach and creator of the book The Lyndon Technique: The 15 Guideline Map To Booking.

“Amy Lyndon currently has 38 Network Series Regulars, and an Emmy Winner – all trained in The Lyndon Technique. She was also voted one of the Best Cold Reading Teachers in Los Angeles – Backstage Magazine for 4 Years!”

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As an actor, Lyndon has 40+ films to her credit.

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Her students have included Adam Brody (The OC), Christel Khalil (Young and the Restless), Masi Oka (Heroes), Hosea Chanchez (The Game), Maiara Walsh (Cory In The House), Cory Hardrict (Gran Tarino) and Raini Rodriquez (Paul Blart: Mall Cop).

Lyndon says, “First off, don’t come to Hollywood without a huge nest egg. Watch a lot of Television and Film so you have points of reference and be prepared to work your butt off and carry with you a tremendous amount of discipline.

“Lastly, make sure it’s absolutely the only thing you want to do in your life.

From interview article Renaissance Woman and Acting Pioneer Amy Lyndon, by Michelle Tomlinson.

In the article Ask An Acting Teacher: Are Great Actors Born or Made? (by Simi Horwitz, Back Stage), Amy Lyndon comments:

“I’m sure not too many people share my views on this, but I do believe that anyone with a great emotional facility, imagination, and fortitude can become a great actor.

“The actor is made by his or her own willingness to be great. There are actors that were born to be actors; however, if they don’t understand the work that it takes to be great, then it’s just another person out there who never capitalized on their God-given gift.

“Just because an actor has a television series or stars in major motion pictures does not make them great. They most certainly can fall into the category of ‘made’ — that is, in the sense that they had the right look and were placed into a project at the right time.

“There are many brilliant actors out there that work hard and are ready but were never made — that is, made in the sense of the business making them a household name.

“There are others like Philip Seymour Hoffman that are brilliant because they worked on anything and everything to be seen, heard, and exercised, to the extent where they built their career whereby the public came to them. Cream really does rise to the top.”

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Article publié pour la première fois le 27/03/2015