The question of what I think makes for good acting was asked by a Ferrari friend and, for me, it's when the actor makes what he or she is thinking but not saying as important as the dialogue they are speaking--Steve McQueen, Alec Guinness, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack to name a few excelled at this...
To my friend John Thurston on the subject of Clint Eastwood, I commented that Clint makes every scene look and feel like a harmonic of nonsense he's had to deal with before which gives his performances more weight.
And in another comment to John I wrote about his photograph 'the difference between what he is looking at and what he sees is where the magic resides'.
All of these considerations make for great acting and all of these can be seen in this frame grab from my movie Exigence with Pry'ce Jaymes and Tom Maseth:
Uber driver (Tom): Are you Nico?
Nico (Pry'ce): Are we taking notes?
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