Larry Moss (acting coach)
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Larry Moss is an American actor, director and acting coach. He wrote the acting textbook Intent to Live and has directed numerous theater productions, most notably The Syringa Tree and Holding the Man.
He first began his acting career in New York starring in Upstairs at the Downstairs on Broadway. He switched to teaching after he started having stage fright before shows.
He taught at Juilliard and Circle in the Square in New York. He originally came to Los Angeles to train C. Thomas Howell for The Hitcher. After Helen Hunt thanked him in her accepting speech after winning an Oscar in 1997 for As Good as It Gets, the A-List demand for Larry's coaching had increased. Later, he moved to Los Angeles, founding The Larry Moss Studio (now The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts) with Michelle Danner. Larry Moss does not teach at the Edgemar Center for the Arts. He works internationally as a private acting coach.
He studied his craft under Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Warren Robertson.
Larry Moss has also directed a number of film and theater productions including The Syringa Tree, Dos corazones both as a play and on film, Beast on the Moon, and Runt of the Litter - a 2002 play which was written and starred professional American football player Bo Eason. In 2014 Moss directed a Los Angeles production of the Australian classic Holding the Man for The Australian Theater Company. The production was met with strong critical praise citing Moss' direction, and the performances of the cast. His next project will be a biographical film about Montgomery Clift entitled Monty Clift with Matt Bomer signed to play the title role.
|1986||The Hitcher||Production Consultant|
|1991||The Quarrel||Dialogue Coach|
|1998||Lethal Weapon 4||Dialect Coach|
|Dos Corazones||Director||(Theater and Film)|
|The Green Mile||Acting Coach|
|Thirteen Days||Additional Dialect Coach|
|2001||The Affair of the Necklace||Acting Consultant|
|2002||The Syringa Tree||Director||(Theater / TV Movie)|
|2002/07||Runt of the Litter||Director||New York (Theater)|
|2004||Michael Blanco||The Acting Coach|
|Mementos||Self||(Special Thanks for Inspiration)|
|2006||Miracles and Mystery: Creating the Green Mile||Self|
|2008||E! True Hollywood Story||Himself|
|2009||The Process||Executive Producer/ Himself||filming|
|2010||Char·ac·ter: The Interviews||Himself||post production|
|2014||Holding the Man||Director||Los Angeles (Theater)|
|2014||In a Dark Dark House||Director||Los Angeles (Theater)|
|2015||Monty Clift||Director||pre-production (Film)|
- Moss, Larry (2004). The Intent to Live: Achieving Your True Potential as an Actor. Bantam, New York. ISBN 0-553-80207-0.
- "Even A-List Actors Need A Coach" USA Today, 17 February 2005
- "RUNT OF THE LITTER comes to the Bushnell" The Bushnell, 17 September 2009
- "The Australian Theater Scene Moves to Los Angeles" Backstage, 17 March 2014
- "Monty Clift on IMDB" IMDB - Monty Clift
- Rand, Ronald and Luigi Scorcia (2007). Acting Teachers of America: A Vital Tradition. Allworth Press, New York. ISBN 1-58115-473-9.