Is it possible for an actor to have stage presence but a lack of screen presence?

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  • 1 month ago
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    Yes.  the style of acting that you do on the stage is very different from what you would do on screen.  When on stage, you have to use gestures and movements that can be seen from the back of the third balcony of the theater.  And you to speak load enough to be heard all the way back there.  You can whisper, for example, in theater like you could on film.  

    While when you act for the screen, you have to use small gestures, be more intimate with the audience, can use vocal range that do nor work on stage, etc.

    This is one reason why when a stage play is done on film, it is unusual to use the original stage cast.  the way they have to play the characters is very different.  Often the actors have a hard time doing the performance for film.

    There are many actors who are great on stage, but have never been able to succeed on film, and many film actors who struggle on the stage.  the two mediums are very different.

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  • 1 month ago

    There is also the simple physical fact that some people, regardless of how good-looking or how good an actor they are, just don't photograph well.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes.

    Film and stage acting are very different.

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  • 1 month ago

    Of course - they are two different mediums. It’s also possible for an actor to have a scene presence but not a stage presence. 

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  • mokrie
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    1 month ago

    Of course that's possible. Stage requires more playing to a live audience where as screen your playing to a tight shot of a camera without reactions of laughter or applause. You get no feedback from a camera and your face is seen up close where it's not on a large stage. 

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