How To Look Cocky? Eat An Apple…
There are numerous ways actors and directors portray cockiness on screen. A smug smile. A witty one liner. A simple hand gesture. There’s also another tried and proven method that we see time and time again that works really well. Some directors use it all of the time. So what’s a great way to look cocky? Eat an apple!
Sounds strange but there’s something so smug and so arrogant about someone sinking their teeth into a juicy apple and ripping out a bite. It’s such a simple thing but it works so well. Here’s some great examples:
Where does this apple obsession come from? Perhaps it all begin with Adam and Eve. Was Eve biting that forbidden apple the start of human-kinds smug, cocky attitude? I don’t know. All I do know is that it really does work.
So if you’re an actor or are making a film or doing a photo-shoot, give it a try. Smugness without words. Just eat an apple.
Written by Joseph Monahan – writer/director at Berry Productions
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Posted on May 17, 2014, in Other and tagged acting, actors, angelina jolie, apple, beyonce, cocky, directing, filmmaking, indiana jones, johnny depp, lost, smug, Star Trek, will ferrell. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.