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The Actor (2018)

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A mentally disturbed aspiring actor returns to New York City, as he hides his violent urges, he discovers the world of social media and faces the horrifying power of the internet.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bijan Daryani ... Joseph Kehr
Kaye Tuckerman ... Professor Payton
Harry Aspinwall ... Johnnie Milligan
Linda Mendivel ... Nastya
Bill Meoni ... Bugsy Cloverdale
Erika Santosuosso ... Kelly
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Andres Cepeda Miguel Andres Cepeda ... Miguel
Francis Madi Cerrada Francis Madi Cerrada ... Journalist
Andrew Colford ... Mafia consigliere
Wanda Nobles Colon ... Casting Director
Alex Constantinides Alex Constantinides ... Dwayne Rice
Kymbali Craig Kymbali Craig ... Detective Summerfield
Darren Albert DeMatteo Darren Albert DeMatteo ... Mafia Boss
Miles Dupree Miles Dupree ... Production Assistant
Shakeerah Fredricks Shakeerah Fredricks ... Gossip Show Host
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Storyline

Joseph Kehr, a mentally disturbed aspiring actor returns to New York City to become the 'greatest actor of his generation'. In his pursuit of rising to the top, he enlists in an infamous acting class led by Professor Payton, a cunningly sharp-tongued teacher known for her relentless determination of breaking her students. His mind unravels as he discovers the power of the internet and is haunted by Bugsy Cloverdale, a social media Guru. Joseph's obsession of fame spirals out of control as he is forced to compete with a washed-up movie star.

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Over exposure is the road to irrelevance - Johnnie See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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R

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Joseph Kehr See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Avanoir Films See more »
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Color (4K)
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between the entire cast and crew. No one knew the full script, as filming progressed they started to understand what the movie was about. See more »

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A film for our age! See It!
15 November 2018 | by enochniki-12132See all my reviews

The Actor offers a devastating indictment of our current milieu - our frantic drive to fulfill Warhol's famous-15 curse and the price we pay for seeking external validation. It is also evidently a passion project of actor/ director Bijan Daryani whose storytelling is from a bygone era. In our age of big budget serialize CGIs and classic remakes, we've forgotten what raw acting look and sound like. The production's imperfections, so characteristic of inde films, unmasks the numbing effect of anesthetize sets and excessively rehearsed dialogue that dull our senses and deadens our ability to think. The actor will move you and maybe even make you squirm in your seat; most importantly it will make you think. Daryani's obtuse antihero - like his counterparts in the works of Camus, Kafka and Dostoevsky-is a cold-blood killer who has devolved into an internet invertebrate and reminds us that cognition is all that separates us from non-thinking beings.


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