With her iconic wit on full display, Turner dazzles readers with her shrewd insights on the craft of acting and charming anecdotes from her own storied career. Touching on each of her roles, she expounds on the lessons she's learned and describes her journey of discovery in the world of acting.
An epic and intense, one-on-one master class in acting from the best teacher imaginable, Kathleen Turner On Acting is a must for acting and directing students of every age, established actors and directors, filmmakers, theatre pros, and artists of every stripe.
SubtitleConversations about Film, Television, and Theater
AuthorBy Kathleen Turner, By Dustin Morrow
Published18 September 2018
FormatElectronic book text
About the author
Kathleen Turner, acclaimed stage and film actress, was born June 19, 1954 in Springfield, Missouri. She graduated from American School in London in 1972 and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 1977. Turner made her film debut in Body Heat in 1981, propelling her to stardom and becoming one of the defining roles of her career. She continued to garner commercial and critical success with performances in The Man with Two Brains (1983), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986), The War of the Roses (1989), and The Virgin Suicides (1994). Turner has also had a long and renowned career as a stage actress with starring roles in productions such as Indiscretions, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Graduate, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? , and The Year of Magical Thinking. She currently lives in New York City.
Dustin Morrow is an Emmy award winning filmmaker, author, programmer and educator with more than twenty years of professional film production experience and more than fifteen years experience teaching at the university level. As a media artist, his works frequently explore issues of and relationships between landscape/space and personal, communal and cultural identities; the relationship between music and the moving image; intersections of traditional cinema and new media; the actor-director relationship; and genre filmmaking. He was born and raised in western Illinois, and received his MFA from the Department of Cinematic Arts at the University of Iowa in 2003. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches courses in digital cinema production and film studies.