When I go for something, I go for it at the expense of everything else.
I always trust my gut, that’s all I have.
Everything is possible and nothing is guaranteed.
大家好 观众朋友们 我是伊万 我的座右铭是相信
– Hello, believe nation, it’s Evan, my one word is believe
and I believe in people more than they believe in themselves
and my sincere hope is that if you see in yourself what I see in you,
you’ll be able to change the planet.
So to help you on your journey,
today we’re going to learn
from actor and producer Tom Hiddleston
and my take on his top 10 rules to success.
Rule number two is my personal favorite
and I’d love to know which one you guys like the best.
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please leave it down in the comments below
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– I don’t know that I’ve ever been able to do anything.
I say it as a sort of,
because I’m aware that it can be a strength
but it can also be a weakness
because the focus is obsessive
and so when I go for something,
I go for it at the expense of everything else.
And I love what I do, simply,
and I feel so lucky that I’m allowed to do it
and that I get to do it for a living
and cinema and theater have had such a profound effect on me in my life.
It’s just a gut feeling.
I think I always trust my gut,
that’s all I have, even when I’m working
and you’re thinking about the shape of a scene
and how it should be played
and your head can often get in the way
and you’ve got to trust your gut.
And it’s just if I’m inspired,
if my curiosity is peaked,
and I want to chase this possibility down,
that I see in front of me on my desk,
and some of you may have heard me say this before
and I’m embarrassed to say
I always speak in metaphors,
I don’t know how to speak in any other way
and for me, acting is kind of like playing the piano
and if the piano is the human condition
and we all have every single note
on that 88 key board within us
and for me, every role, I want to be able to play every note
and sometimes if a character or a story
seem to stretch me in some way,
seems to offer up an experience that is new,
that is a different chord or a different tune,
that is real and true and human and accessible
and no matter how joyous or loving or warm
or how dark or painful,
if it seems like an interesting shape to inhabit,
I know if I’m running towards it already.
Okay, couple of basic things,
be on time,
never underestimate the importance of punctuality,
you can never be overprepared
and be true to yourself
and if you have something that you want to say
that you’ve been burning to say,
don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t say it.
Everything is possible and nothing is guaranteed.
And you start auditioning
and if you’re lucky enough you have an agent
and you start auditioning and they send you everything
from period drama to casualty to dairy milk commercials,
yep, I went up for a diary milk commercial when I was 24
and you are thrown into the business
and thrown into the deep end
and there’s no time for doubt or failure
except routinely that’s what happens to all of us
and I perhaps was too careful in auditioning
and I would always get close to landing roles
and to booking jobs
and I would never quite get there.
I mean, this is a universal experience
for all creative people, certainly actors,
is the constant rejection at the beginning
and you have to get used to it
and you have to get thick skinned about it
and I got so exhausted by,
I was trying to sort of
’cause at first you take it very personally
and I thought well, no one’s going to help me get there,
the only person who can do this is me
and I started preparing in a different way
and I sort of stepped up to the plate a little better,
because I could feel time sliding away
and I wasn’t getting on with life,
I just was sort of stuck in this rut
of neither acting nor doing anything else.
And the experience of being in your 20’s is so energetic,
and I felt so stagnant, actually
于是 我改变了一切 改变是有效的
so I just kind of changed everything up and it worked.
I think a myth in the business
is that we all have everything to choose from.
I know I’m not the top of everybody’s list.
No, but that’s not it,
you have to earn that place.
Matt Damon used to say every script that he got
he knew it had Brad Pitt’s fingertips all over it
and mine just happen to be Michael Fassbenders, that’s okay.
No listen, he’s an amazing actor,
really, truly gifted
and that was kind of a joke.
Every actor is completely different
but you know, sometimes you might read something and think,
I have read things and gone, wow this is amazing
and I’ve chased it down and knocked on the door
and people have said, “It’s not you, Tom,”
or, “We’re thinking of someone different.”
And then my job is to keep knocking on the door and say,
“Let me see if I can change your mind.”
I think the most enjoyable thing about acting for me
is when I sense that in pushing myself
and challenging myself to explore new territory,
when you make a connection with people,
when people tell you that they’ve been moved by something
or that they related to something,
it’s about connection
and I find it stems
from my own passion as an audience member
is I remember my world being changed,
the way I saw the world,
I remember it being changed by films and by theater.
The day that I saw One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,
I couldn’t stop thinking about it for weeks
and I think cinema and theater
and the same is true,
I’ve told this story before
but I went to see a production of John Gabriel Borkman
at the National Theater when I was 14
and it’s the last time that Paul Scofield was on stage
and he was with Vanessa Redgrave and Eileen Atkins
and I saw, I was very conscious of an audience of strangers
arriving at the National Theater
after a day of doing whatever they were doing,
doing their job,
coming from all quarters of the city to London,
to the home of the theater on the South Bank,
喝喝酒 谈谈话 坐在椅子上
having a drink, catching up, rushing in, taking their seats,
the lights going down
and three hours later,
the entire theater sobbing,
wiping away the same tears
in recognition of the same grief
which is universal
and feeling like Paul Scofield, particularly,
had spoken to my experience
and I had never met him
and I’ll always be grateful to him for that
and so that’s what I love about it really
is that as I say acting connects people,
that’s what I enjoy.
And so I always,
every time a new script or a new role comes along,
I’m motivated by the thought
that I won’t forgive myself if I don’t give it everything.
But I do try to choose different kinds of things
because I’m interested in the diversity of people
and the complexity of people
and the multiplicity we contain within us.
I really think the thing that unites us all in the world
is that we are constantly inconstant
and that inconstancy and that contradiction
is something that I’ve always tried to explore
with my characters
because I think we do things that,
we contradict ourselves all the time.
There’s the Walt Whitman poem, The Song of Myself,
我是大多数人 我在随波逐流 我在反驳我自己
“I am large, I contain multitudes, I contradict myself.”
Learning is the leg work,
anyone who’s been in anything, a play or a film,
that’s our job, we have to get these words into our head
and I can’t sit down,
literally I can’t sit down and read something
and just learn it by rote.
I have to be on the move.
So I tend to just,
I’m the deranged guy in London
who’s walking around pretending he’s on the phone,
but actually I’m speaking in iambic pentameter
’cause I’m learning Shakespeare.
And it’s literally just repetition, repetition, repetition,
you kind of drill it into yourself.
It’s like learning,
I always say that you have to know the text
as well as you know Happy Birthday.
If someone asks you
to sing a jazzy version of Happy Birthday you’d know
because you know how Happy Birthday goes
or if they ask you to do it like Beethoven,
you’d be able to do that.
And it has to be in your body
with as much kind of confidence as that.
So it’s just repetition really.
Compassion is about understanding.
Compassion is without ego,
if that’s possible for actors, I don’t know.
As an actor, to have compassion as an actor
is to have compassion for the characters that I play.
That’s what it means to me.
And whatever they’re going through,
whatever their predicaments,
I have to suffer with them.
I have to understand,
I have to not judge it.
I have to be forgiving of it,
whether it’s a circumstance or their true nature,
to have compassion for another human being,
to have compassion for a character
is notdifferent from having compassion
for another human being.
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It was an event in Seoul, in South Korea
and I was there with the film
and we were, there was a big event
and there was several thousand people there
in a big shopping center called Times Square
and I was taking some questions on stage
and somebody asked in what body part
are you most confident in?
Which I thought was a new question,
one that I hadn’t been asked before
and so I thought the most innocuous answer
was to say my feet
because without my feet I couldn’t run
and I love running
and also I couldn’t dance and I love dancing.
他们说 好吧 那我们一定得看看你跳舞
So then they said, “Well, now we have to see you dance.”
我想 天哪 我好像被下套了
So I thought, oh my God, I’ve walked right into this
but it was fun.
– Someone told me about it and I was like,
“Oh no, what’s he done?”
He’s a really good dancer, incredible.
Was that rehearsed?
That was not an improvised dance, that one.
Check it out.
– I’d like to see that, he’s amazing.
– He’s really got it,
he’s really got it.
– Thank you guys so much for watching.
I made this video
because TellingItLikeItIs 2000 asked me to.
If there’s someone you’d like me to profile
in a future top 10,
please check out the link down in the description below
and you can cast your vote on who we should do next.
I also want to give a quick shout out to Tori.
Tori, thank you so much for picking up one of my tee shirts,
the rebel tee shirt,
it looks great on you
and I hope you’re enjoying wearing it out.
Thank you for sharing the picture on Instagram for me
and to your audience as well.
I really appreciate the support.
Thank you guys again for watching.
I believe in you.
I hope you continue to believe in yourself
and whatever your one word is.
I’ll see you soon.
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