The drama is heating up on The WB’s acting-idol competition, The Starlet. For those still in the running toward becoming Hollywood’s next silver-screen icon, we recommend a review of judge Faye Dunaway’s films, in which her roles provide a wealth of helpful info.
BONNIE AND CLYDE Career momentum is so important. When you get your shot, you’ve got to take it. And remember: If you’re not goin’ somewhere, you’re just goin’.
THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR
Be a detective: Do your research, get inside your character. Then and only then will you be able to make out with Steve McQueen.
CHINATOWN When meeting new people, honesty really is the best policy. Lies about your background, family, etc. will just come back to slap you in the face.
While being a terrified young woman with a father complex may get you great TV ratings, playing one will get you an Oscar. The choice is clear.
MOMMIE DEAREST 1. Lipstick is your friend. Cold cream is not.
2. Always treat your costumes with care.
3. If you can’t do something right, don’t do it at all.
SUPERGIRL Every actress dreams of world domination. But if you need black magic or an alien power source to accomplish this, you’re working too hard.
BARFLY Dirty hair and a splash of Mickey Rourke’s blood can show you’re a serious artist. Don’t worry, get ugly!
(Applies to character work only.)
DUNSTON CHECKS IN
Never, ever act with children. Or monkeys. Or Jason Alexander. And…well, um, never mind. . .Hey! Look! Is that Chinatown? Shiny things! Shiny!