Actors generally disdain “type casting,” yet Enneagram-savvy filmgoers observe that winners of Academy Awards for acting are often playing roles related to their type – home point, stress or security point, or one of the wings. This presentation will use clips from Oscar-nominated performances to illustrate how a conjunction of actor type and character type can produce portrayals of exceptional depth and power.

Judith Searle, a longtime member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Writers Guild of America, teaches Enneagram workshops for actors, writers, directors, and other entertainment industry professionals. She is the author of The Literary Enneagram: Characters from the Inside Out and Getting the Part, a book for actors, , www.members. aol.com/jsearle479.

Judith Searle


2003 IEA Global Conference

Santa Monica, California, USA