Forget acting coaches or techniques, the key to acting is looking like an actor, but don’t panic Kevin Bacon is here to shed some light on the world of acting, in this “Funny or Die” series, “The Actor on Acting with Kevin Bacon.” The actor delves deep in what it takes to be a great actor — and as it turns out it’s all about accessorizing.
Bacon is a cornucopia of knowledge, so be ready with pen and paper so you can start jotting down notes. The actor offers great tips like: Learning under professor nobody, more rings than fingers when it comes to accessorizing, and remember that when you get a script to not “learn every single line — just learn the lines that your character says.” Bacon also enlightens viewers on how he got deeper roles — it’s all in the glasses. Lastly, Bacon clarifies the memorable line from “A Few Good Men” as: “You can’t handle it, Ruth.” It all makes sense now.
Watch the clip above and the other segments of “The Actor on Acting with Kevin Bacon” on Funny or Die.