I was reading through the reports of Heath Ledger's death and one point reminded me of a great source of story and characterisation ideas: actors. They are always looking for roles they can get their teeth into - let's give them those characters.
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Story ideas from actor interviews
Interviews with actors on the DVD special feature sections and in newspapers and magazines are excellent sources of inspiration and story ideas. Actors like Heath Ledger choose to avoid typecast roles, and instead look for characters who will stretch their acting ability to the max.
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