Who is Author Dan Callahan?
Dan Callahan is the author of Barbara Stanwyck: The Miracle Woman (2012), Vanessa: The Life of Vanessa Redgrave (2014), The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960 (2018), The Art of American Screen Acting, 1960 to Today (2019), and the novel That Was Something (2018). He studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory at NYU and writes regular film reviews and features for The Wrap, Nylon, Sight & Sound, and other publications.
What’s your latest book all about?
My book The Art of American Screen Acting, 1960 to Today profiles 40 actors, from Jack Nicholson to Patricia Clarkson, and details how the Method acting of the 1960s and 1970s gave way to more heightened and external work in the 1980s and beyond.
How did you get the idea of writing this book?
It is a sequel to my first book in this series, The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960, which covered 20 major actors, from Lillian Gish to James Dean. Taken together, I hope these two books offer an insightful survey on acting for casual viewers and for more hardcore followers of the art of acting. I wrote these two books because I felt I had something to say about the changes that film acting styles have undergone over time.
Where can readers contact you?
I can be reached through my website, callahandan.wordpress.com