Discuss: Is Method Acting Dead?


That’s right. Just when you expected me to ask a discussion question like, “How great is the new Iron Man going to be on a scale of Awesome to More Awesome?” I go and asking something sort of deep about an age-old acting method created by a Russian theater administer.

But, critic legend David Thomson begs the question in a new article which claims that, yes, the age of the Faker has come. The age of the method actor is over.

Luckily, I was drawn into a true (half hour) discussion of the question, refuting Thomson’s claim, on the wildly popular (and brand new) Edgecast over at The New Ledger.

Editor-in-Chief Ben Domenech and I wax intelligent about the topic and end up mostly just joking around about Richard Nixon.

Which makes sense.

So I put it to you! Invented by Konstantin Stanislavsky in the early 20th century and brought to the screen by Brando and Dean, is Method Acting dead? Are we, like Rob Hunter’s girlfriend, just faking it now?

What do you think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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