Constantin Stanislavski

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Birthday
17, 1863
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 7, 1938 (75)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1863
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Aug 7, 1938 (75)

About

Russian theatre actor known for popularizing the "Stanislavski method" of acting, otherwise known simply as "method" acting. He wrote several books including "An Actor Prepares" and his autobiography "My Life in Art".

Before Fame

Due to his parents' discouragement, he did not begin acting professionally until age 33.

Trivia

His "method" style of acting hinged on keeping in character even when not on stage.

Family Life

His family owned factories which produced gold and silver, and was one of the wealthiest families in Russia.

Associated With

Many modern actors, like Oscar-winning There Will Be Blood actor Daniel Day Lewis, have adopted his acting techniques.

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