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“Who wouldn’t want to play Hans Gruber, Norma Rae Webster, Hannibal Lecter, Ellen Ripley, or Gordon Gekko?”
Jeffrey Hirschberg
11 Laws of Great Stroytelling

Everyone is not interested in writing to attract a movie star, but for those of you who wouldn’t mind a movie star being attracted to a screenplay you write here’s some good advise;

“Movie stars like to play complex, fascinating characters with interesting moral dilemmas. It does’t matter whether you create a completely original character, negotiate the life story rights of a living character based on a true story, or portray a larger-than-life  historical figure: Make your character big, complex and fascinating!”

Kate Wright
Screenwriting is Storytelling
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Scott W. Smith

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