Henry Winkler's Crash Course In Physical Acting

Henry Winkler's Crash Course In Physical Acting
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    FOLKS, MY NEXT GUEST IS AN EMMY AWARD-WINNING ACTOR YOU KNOW
    FROM "HAPPY DAYS," "ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT," AND NOW "BARRY" ON
    HBO.
    PLEASE WELCOME HENRY WINKLER!
    ♪ ♪ ♪ ( APPLAUSE )
    ♪ ♪ ♪ ( APPLAUSE )
    >> Stephen: WELL, GOOD TO SEE YOU.
    >> IT WAS IN MY DRESSING ROOM, AND I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU WANTED
    TO REMEMBER WHO I WAS.
    >> Stephen: LET'S SEE.
    HENRY WINKLER.
    >> YEAH.
    >> Stephen: THAT IS VERY NICE.
    >> THANK YOU.
    >> Stephen: WHAT WAS IT ON?
    >> IT WAS ON A MYRIAD OF SNACK S.
    >> Stephen: OH, YEAH.
    >> YOU HAVE AMAZING SNACKS.
    >> Stephen: A LOT OF THEM ARE FROM MY HOME TOWN OF CHARLESTON,
    SOUTH CAROLINA.
    >> THEY TRAVEL WELL.
    >> Stephen: WE'RE OFF TO-- WE'RE OFF TO A GOOD START.
    >> WE ARE!
    I'M GOING TO KEEL KEEPTHIS.
    >> Stephen: IT'S SO LOVELY TO SEE YOU.
    YOU CAN PROBABLY TELL FROM THE RESPONSE OF THE AUDIENCE, ARE
    YOU AWARE, HENRY WINKLER, THAT YOU ARE BELOVED?
    KEEPER CHE( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE THAT MUST BE-- PEOPLE-- PEOPLE
    BELOVE YOU.
    >> PEOPLE ARE-- PEOPLE ARE UNBELIEVABLY WARM TO ME, AND
    THAT IS TRUE.
    NO MATTER WHERE I GO, SOMEBODY INVITES ME INTO THEIR HOME FOR
    DINNER OR THE EQUIVALENT THEREOF.
    >> Stephen: YES.
    AND-- AND ONE OF THE SIGNS OF THIS BELOVING WAS, SINCE THE
    LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE LAST YEAR, YOU WON AN EMMY, YOUR
    FIRST EMMY, RIGHT?
    >> FIRST EMMY ( APPLAUSE ).
    >> Stephen: BEEN NOMINATED MANY TIMES, THREE OR FOUR, FOUR
    OR FIVE-- A BUNCH OF TIMES.
    >> THEY USUALLY SAY MR. WINKLER WAS NOMINATED 97 TIMES.
    THIS WAS HIS FIRST WIN.
    >> Stephen: RIGHT.
    >> I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT.
    ALL I THOUGHT ABOUT WAS OH, MY GOODNESS, I WON RIGHT THIS
    MINUTE.
    AND I WON FOR A CHARACTER THAT IS BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN BY ALEC
    BERG AND BILL HADER AND THEIR GROUP OF WONDERFUL WRITERS.
    AND I AM OUT OF MY MIND THRILL.
    >> Stephen: AND DID YOU-- YOU'RE AN ACTING TEACHER IN
    THIS?
    >> YES,IM.
    >> Stephen: IS YOUR ACTING TEACHER BASED ON ANY OF THE
    ACTING TEACHERS YOU HAD.
    >> I HAD 14 TEACHERS.
    I WENT TO EMERSON COLLEGE IN BOSTON.
    I WENT TO THE DRAMA SCHOOL AT YALE.
    I HAD MANY TEACHERS, AND IT'S A CONGLOMERATION OF THOSE I HEARD
    ABOUT.
    HE WAS BASED ON A MAN IN L.A.
    WHO LITERALLY PAINTED, AND THEN FORCED HIS STUDENTS TO BUY HIS
    PAINTINGS.
    ( LAUGHTER ) THAT WAS THE ONLY FACT I NEEDED
    TO HEAR IN CREATING THIS MAN.
    ( LAUGHTER ).
    >> Stephen: DO YOU-- DO YOU TEACH ACTING?
    >> I HAVE TAUGHT FOUR CLASSES.
    I JUST CAME BACK FROM SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST.
    I WAS INVITED TO TEACH A CLASS.
    600 PEOPLE SHOWED UP.
    >> Stephen: WHAT IS THE WINKLER METHOD?
    WHAT IS-- WHAT IS THE?
    DO YOU HAVE A STYLE OF ACTING?
    >> I HAVE-- I HAVE, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT-- I CAN'T THINK OF THE
    WORD I'M SO NERVOUS.
    ( LAUGHTER ).
    >> Stephen: STYLES, TECHNIQUES?
    >> TECHNIQUE.
    I HAVE GAMES I HAVE GAMES.
    GLI LOVE GAMES.
    >> THANK GOODNESS I THOUGHT OF THE WORD "GAMES."
    ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) IT IS-- THEY'RE DIFFICULT FOR
    ME.
    BUT WHAT I DO IS I-- I LOOK AT A SCENE OR I LOOK AT SOMETHING,
    AND I TRY TO MOVE WHOEVER IT IS, THE ACTOR, I TRY TO MOVE THEM TO
    SOMETHING THEY'VE NEVER THOUGHT OF OR THEY'VE NEVER FELT BEFORE
    WHILE DOING THAT THING.
    >> Stephen: YOU CAN TEACH-- CAN YOU TEACH ME SOME-- MAKE ME
    FEEL SOMETHING.
    >> DO YOU WANT TO-- DO YOU WANT-- REALLY?
    >> Stephen: YES.
    I'D BE HONORED TO BE TAUGHT.
    ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) >> OKAY, OKAY.
    ALL RIGHT.
    THIS GAME IS REALLY EASY, AND YOU'RE REALLY GOOD AT THIS.
    ARE YOU UNBELIEVABLY PHYSICALLY.
    YOU ARE JUST -- >> Stephen: THANK YOU.
    >> YOU REALLY ARE.
    YOU'RE A AGREEMENT MIME.
    SO PICK A PHYSICAL THING LIKE-- WHAT AM I DOING?
    I AM...
    >> YOU'RE FISHING.
    >> Stephen: >> OKAY, TAKE THE ROD FROM ME.
    TAKE IT-- TAKE IT FROM ME.
    TAKE THE ROD-- YES, YOU CAN.
    DON'T ASK!
    TAKE IT.
    NOW, FISH WITH IT.
    FISH WITH IT.
    >> Stephen: THIS IS A LEFT-HANDED ROD.
    >> Stephen.
    >> DO THE BEST YOU CAN.
    >> Stephen: I WANT TO SWITCH THE REEL, SWITCH THE REEL HERE.
    SWICHT REEL OVER HERE.
    HOLHOLD ON, LIKE THAT.
    >> YOU'RE DOING GREAT.
    I HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME.
    COME ON, HERE WE GO.
    ALL RIGHT, NOW REEL IT IN!
    REEL IT IN!
    NOW CHANGE IT.
    NOW CHANGE IT.
    IT IS NO LONGER A FISHING ROD, WHAT IS IT?
    WHAT IS IT?
    MAKE IT INTO SOMETHING ELSE?
    MAKE IT INTO SOMETHING ELSE.
    OKAY, IT'S A FLY SWATTER.
    ALL RIGHT, GIVE ME THE FLY SWATTER.
    OKAY, OKAY, ALL RIGHT.
    NOW, NOW, NOW, NOW, NOW, NOW...
    WHAT AM I DOING?
    >> Stephen: MIXING A BOWL.
    >> OKAY, FINE, TAKE IT.
    OKAY, NOW CHANGE IT.
    CHANGE IT.
    ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) WHOA!
    OKAY!
    OKAY!
    OKAY!
    OKAY!
    ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ) >> I COWL NOT BEAT THAT.
    THAT WAS FANTASTIC.
    >> Stephen: WHERE'S MY EMMY?
    NOW, YOU ALSO HAVE THESE SERIES OF BOOKS HERE, WHO IS THIS
    PERSON HERE?
    >> THIS IS HANK.
    HE GOES TO PS-87, WHICH IS ON 78th STREET BETWEEN
    AMSTERDAM AND COLUMBUS.
    HE IS ME.
    HE IS STANDING IN THE LIBRARY OF P, IS-87, WHERE I WENT TO
    SCHOOL.
    NOW, IN 2004, I READ "HANK" TO THE CLASS OF PS-87, TO THE
    STUDENTS.
    AND I MET AT THE EMMYS, I MET ME TIMOTHEPOSITIVE SHALL MAY.
    AND HE SAID I WENT TO PS-87.
    YOU WERE READING YOUR BOOKS TO ME.
    OH, MY GOD.
    THIS IS THE LAST "HANK" EVER.
    >> Stephen: THIS IS THE LAST ONE?
    >> THIS IS THE 28th NOVEL.
    >> Stephen: DOES HE DIE AT THE END?
    >> HE'S ONLY IN SECOND GRADE, BUT THE PUBLISHER SAID, "THAT'S
    IT."
    >> Stephen: WE HAVE TO STOP BEFORE PUBERTY.
    >> HE FINALLY-- HE'S DYSLEXIC.
    HE FAILS AT EVERYTHING.
    HIS GLASS IS HALF FULL, AND THIS IS EVERYBODY IS SOMEBODY.
    ( APPLAUSE ).
    >> Stephen: THAT'S BEAUTIFUL.
    HENRY.
    LOVELY TO SEE YOU.
    >> THANK YOU.
    >> Stephen: "BARRY" AIRS SUNDAYS ON HBO.
    HENRY WINKLER, EVERYBODY!
    WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH A PERFORMANCE BY HER.
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