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271 - Director & Actor Sam Brooks - The Tools & Tactics That Landed Him Roles in Fear Street 2: 1978 and Stargirl and How He Found His Courage To Act and Direct

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In this episode, we have a conversation with Director and Actor, Sam Brooks. We talk about the tools he uses to book high-profile roles, being a good scene reader, serving the story instead of his ego, why he hasn’t joined SAG, and how he got the name “Pillsbury Flowboy.” Enjoy!


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Fear Street: Part Two – 1978 (film)

Stargirl (tv series)

These Streets We Haunt (film)

Long Slow Exhale (tv series)



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Show notes:

Stefanie Black (actress, producer)

Good Will Hunting (film)

Regina Moore (casting director)

The Power of the Actor by Ivana Chubbuck (book)

How to Stop Acting by Harold Guskin (book)

Dean Shortland (actor)

Quentin Tarantino (writer)

Tom Hardy (actor)

Will Smith (actor)

Samuel L. Jackson (actor)

Mahershala Ali (actor)

Shia LaBeouf (actor)

Peaky Blinders (tv series)

Matthew McConaughey (actor)

CODA (film)


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