|Above: James Franco during his minute, New York Times Magazine|
Acting is all about fully engaging in each moment. Never is this more felt by the actor than in an audition, when you have a mere 1 or 2 minutes to make a statement, or blow it.
Our NYC acting school loved the way Norwegian fashion photographer Solve Sundsbo rendered 14 single minutes of great acting in this video gallery for the New York Times Magazine, Fourteen Actors Acting: A Gallery of Classic Screen Types.
In these moving portraits set to music, you can see how great actors use their body to capture potent emotion. Without dialogue or plot, we are left with the beauty of pure acting. Actors include Javier Bardem, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Jesse Eisenberg, Chloe Moretz, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jennifer Lawrence, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel, Anthony Mackie, Robert Duvall, Lesley Manville, and Tilda Swinton.