So copying animals – what’s that about – apart from fun?
extract from: http://www.jstor.org – Actor Training in the Neutral Mask, Author(s): Sears A. Eldredge and Hollis W. Huston. Source: The Drama Review: TDR, Vol. 22, No. 4, Workshop Issue (Dec., 1978), pp. 19-28
Even the big guns do it: Here Jim Carey talks about how his character Ace Ventura the Pet Detective was inspired by a bird – and how he discovered a link between how he approached this role and Hopkins’ performance of Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ – https://youtu.be/csaQbfhYuYQ?t=10m47s