Thursday, January 22, 2009
I'D LIKE TO THANK THE ACADEMY...
As Oscar nominations are set to be announced in just a few minutes, I wanted to share this little bit of trivia I recently read: Actors who receive Academy Awards outlive their less-honored peers by four years (on average), and actors who receive multiple Oscars live an average of seven years longer.
So. Turns out validation from one's peers has a very positive effect on longevity, and I would imagine, quality of life.
I wonder if it boils down to the level of stress? Like maybe it's all that STRIVING that wears a person down? I mean, once you've got one of those lovely statuettes for your mantel, I guess you can relax a bit while all the little people come to YOU...
"Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made."
- George Burns