Political Correctness

TWO ACTORS

Success can come at all the “wrong” times, but like death it beats the alternative. Stole this tale of success from Stephen Metcalfe. Stole the death joke from every old person I know.

Stephen Metcalfe

Let’s not talk about writing. Let’s talk about the fact that making a living as an actor can really take it out of you. The highs, the lows, the uncertainty, the rejections. I’m thinking of two friends.

The first graduated from Julliard, one of the most prestigious programs in the country, when he was in his early twenties. His very first job out of Julliard was on Broadway. He played Tony in West Side Story. Tony? The lead? Maria, Maria, Maria? I saw him, he was ridiculously good. Handsome, a fine actor, a voice like a bell. While still doing West Side Story, he was cast by Italian producers as the lead in a monumental mini-series about Marco Polo, the Venetian explorer. It took over a year and a half to film and he traveled to exotic locations all over the world. It was a leading man’s dream – a…

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