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Stage Actors Vs Movie Actors: Who's Better?

personally, i think most stage actors are better than our home video actors. a serious case in point is the Femi Branch and Genevieve Nnaji debacle during Tyrone Terence's "Private Lies" at the Muson center last year i think. The audience had come with such high expectations of seeing their screen goddess shine on stage but unfortunately fer genny, she had to contend with a guru like Femi Branch. I read the newspaper reviews and it was nasty, of the four-man cast; Femi Branch, Genevieve Nnaji, Solomon Oguname (MTN's mama na boy) and Najite Dede, only genny gave a poor account of herself. but other screen icons like RMD, Stella damassus and even Kate Henshaw had conquered the stage, so what's genny's problem? or is it because all these people i just mentioned had stage acting backgrounds? somebody bail me out abeg!

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Movie actors are much better than stage actors because they can do many inspiring movies rather than stage shows. In fact, celebrity movie actors are well trained in acting and has done successful movies. However, it is right that both have the strategy on how they are going to show performances depending to the impulse of their work.

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[QUOTE]If you put a stage actor in a movie, you won't get a good performance.  Stage actors over-act and they over-project their voices by screen standards.  Screen acting is more subtle.[/QUOTE]

untrue.

there are scores and scores of stage actors who excel on the screen. in fact, if you were to draw up a list of movie actors who are universally considered the creme de la creme of their craft (eg Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, John Malkovich, Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Day-Lewis, etc.), you'll find that the majority of them originated from the theatre.

your idea of stage acting is stereotypical, dated and clearly uninformed.

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If you put a stage actor in a movie, you won't get a good performance. Stage actors over-act and they over-project their voices by screen standards. Screen acting is more subtle.

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Stage Actors 're the best because no matter what they stick to their line and the poetic delivery on stage men na Bomb, Check out all the Actors wey don pass throught stage they always over-shadown the other screen Actors.

Genny ko Genny ni shey she no no her mate ni? Femi Branch na Bros na,

Stage All Da Way

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On stage or on screen when you come across something sublime you are transported. I've never been transported by a Nigerian on stage, and this is something I'm very sorry to say,since we've got the stuff. But most of our actors lack the passion and commitment to their art that distinguish their foreign counterparts. What could possess Nnaji, who had no real training or experience in the medium, to prance about 'acting' on stage? Na yam?

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Stage actors perform better on stage. Screen actors perform better on screen.

Genevieve Nnaji should not have jumped into a play without lots of practice. it's different.

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stage actors all the way.

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as a stage actor i can tell al pacino said it right. there is no compettion no one in their right minds would say stage is easier.

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Stage actors have to tone down for screen

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Truly, stage actors know the rudiments of acting and put in more effort in their performance during the presentation of the production. Because once the because after the final dress rehearsals, there is no "TAKE 2!"

Screen actors are just for show, but there's something special about them too. They know how to act ordinary. When you get a stage actor for the first time on screen, I can tell. They are too shakespearian. They over-demonstrate and they over-poeticize their lines.

It usually is quite difficult and it takes time for them to realise that on screen, you can act and say things casually. Whoever watches the film and cannot make meaning out of your lack of demonstration of the message should "press rewind".

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True, thats why most screen actors scramble to get a spot on stage but even better if they headline the show. Their acting skills are put to the test.

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Anyone that knows anything about acting will tell you that "stage" actors are always better seasoned and trained than "strictly screen" actors. Al Pacino said doing stage is like walking on a tight rope high in the air without a safety net, while doing movies is like walking on a line drawn on the floor. Which one do you think is more difficult?

Further more, great stage actors can, and usually do, very well in movies. While many, many screen actors, who have never done stage, don't do so well when they try stage. The camera, or director cannot hide a poor performance when you are doing stage.

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