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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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Bijan Daryani (screenplay), Linda Mendivel (story) | 1 more credit »
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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 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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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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Stop making stupid people famous See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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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Production Co:

Avanoir Films See more »
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Color (4K)
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A film that teeters between MEDIA and MANIA
13 November 2018 | by METROFACTSSee all my reviews

'The Actor is NOT a "HORROR" movie, it is a depiction, a scary reality if you will, of the life of an Actor and his place on our social media totem pole.

LIKES, FAME, FOLLOWERS, there is always someone else who has more and everyone else expect from you to try harder to gain relevance.

This movie retains the balance between this psychotic state and a very hilarious approach to telling of one's journey to becoming the "greatest".


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