What makes a great actor?

Bonnie Timmerman: Sometimes it’s just there inside of them. They’re just born with it. The camera loves them, and they have such a great core . . . emotional core. And sometimes it’s just very natural, and other times it’s about study and working hard. Yeah, I think that’s . . . It’s very hard to be an actor and a good actor. I mean anybody could be an actor. You could be an actor. I could be an actor. But to be a great actor I think that’s something different, and it takes a lot of hard work.

Recorded On: 12/21/08

A great actor has a greatness at his or her core that's hard to imitate.

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