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Another thing that adds a sense of realism to the scene and something that I absolutely love is when I see an actor who is in a scene and is delivered some terrible news and the director and the viewers are expecting to see the actor break down and totally cry but the actor does not. Now good actors in a scene where they are supposed to cry will break down and cry as expected, but a great actor will play opposites and they my even smile for a moment, or laugh a little while losing their composure. I absolutely love observing actors doing this, because people in real life do not suddenly explode with a fountain of tears, instead they would hear the knews and try to keep their composure and show that they are strong until the realization takes over and they allow themselves to cry usually in private. If an actor can play opposites while acting it can add alot of character, and an extra dimension to their acting, while making their acting more realistic, relatable to the viewer, an more fun. It helps create a unpredictable roller coaster for the viewr an keeps them thinking about the performance, and can even get them remembering times from their lives. Its awesome and a very helpful tool, and I feel it has changed my acting so much. I would love to hear if you agree or not go ahead and post you comments, as always your opinions are welcome and appreciated thanks.