Saturday, March 4, 2017

OK, Good (2012)

Charles Grodin said in one of his memoirs that he was up for Dustin Hoffman's role in The Graduate. They ended up going with Hoffman in part, Grodin suggested, because he kept complaining about the money. He said that they were offering him less than he got for a TV commercial.

I guess you can do pretty well with commercials. It seems like it would be terrible work for an actor, but a good commercial can pay as good as a movie. According to the internet, actors make from $10,000 to $50,000.

OK, Good shows an actor (Hugo Armstrong) going through a series of auditions for TV commercials. He's also attending a rather intense acting workshop, and he's been overcharged by a print shop that screwed up his headshots. It pushes him over the edge.

It was pretty good, really. Watching the auditions, you realize how much skill it takes. Available on Fandor.

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