Moment of Zen - Philip Seymour Hoffman Tribute

  • Aired:  02/03/14
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Philip Seymour Hoffman lays out the reasons for an actor always giving their best. (1:10)

>> Jon: THAT'S OUR SHOW.

OBVIOUSLY WE SPOKE FOR A LITTLELONGER SO IT SEEMED TO BE AN

ABRUPT EDIT THE

REST IS UP ON THE WEB.

IT WAS NICE TO SEE HIM HERE.

SO IN A YEAR FILLED WITH GUTPUNCHES THIS WEEKEND DELIVERED

ONE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE WON'TSOON RECOVER FROM.

HERE IT IS YOUR MOMENT OF ZEN.

>> WHEN YOU ARE FIRST STARTINGOUT YOU HAVE TO ACT WHEREVER YOU

CAN.

YOU CAN'T BE PICKY.

YOU HAVE TO ACT WHEREVER YOU CANAND WHEREVER YOU GET A CHANCE TO

ACT AND THAT MIGHT BE IN ANAUDITION ROOM.

THIS IS SOMETHING A TEACHER TOLDME YEARS AGO AND HE IS RIGHT.

EVEN IF YOU ARE AUDITIONING FORSOMETHING YOU WON'T GET, YOU

READ IT AND DON'T LIKE IT BUTYOU HAVE TO GO.

IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO ACT IN AROOM THAT SOMEBODY ELSE HAS PAID

RENT FOR THEN YOU ARE GIVEN AFREE CHANCE TO PRACTICE YOUR

CRAFT.

IN THAT MOMENT YOU SHOULD ACT ASWELL AS YOU CAN BECAUSE IF YOU

LEAVE THE ROOM OR THEATERWHEREVER YOU ARE AND YOU'VE

ACTED AS WELL AS YOU CAN THERE'SNO WAY THAT THE PEOPLE WHO

WATCHED YOU WILL FORGET IT.

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