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Ron Gilbert

I am now living in the heart of the film industry and have been involved in the film and theates industry for almost 50 years.I started out in New York City which was where the acting scene at the Actors Studio (I am a lifetime member) included Robert DeNiro,Dustin Hoffman ,Al Pacino,Robert Duval and other name actors like Martin Landau ,Rod Steiger,Shelley Winters,Paul Newman,Ben Gazzara and the list goes on. That was then and the picture has changed. A stage play in New York names a name Hollywood actor to make a profit. The independent film scene has also changed. Steven Soderbergh commented on that recently at the San Francisco International Film Festival and major companies have taken over the studios.

I still work as an actor in commercials,TV and mostly independent films. I ahve worked with the major directors like Francis Ford Coppola,Sydney Lumet, and  Bryan Singer whom I met on his first feature and the relationship is same even now.

Currently I can be seen on reruns,commercials,short films and indie films.

We are currently shooting this web series

I have 2 award winning  films on the festival circuit American Bred and Courier X

In addition as a member of the Actors Studio I have taught at Strasberg Institute and Theatre of Arts and created 2 acting academies in Italy and have done workshops in London and other cities.the I have been a judge on many film festivals and worked with Independent Film Projects West as a producer on the feature film program and the Spirit Awards.


You will meet a Tall Dark Stranger the film fulfills that promise

You will meet a Tall
Dark Stranger the film fulfills that promise

By Ron Gilbert

When I heard the  song,”
When you wish Upon a Star”, originally sung by Jiminy Cricket, who serves as the official conscience for Pinocchio in the classic Disney film, in the opening frames of this film
,Woody had me. That
pulled in memories of
my childhood and the hopes and dreams we wish for. Woody Allen is sort of a
Jiminy Cricket as a director. He makes you laugh and cry and connects you in a
very special way. You can find happiness in this crazy world if you believe in
fairy tales. If you focus on that premise you will be whisked away in this film
as I was.

Woody has now moved his filmmaking to Europe so we are now in merry
London. He uses quotes from William Shakespeare and makes you feel that
you are in a modern day version of one of Shakespeare’s plays. In this setting
he uses lines from Macbeth which are “A tale of sound and fury signifying nothing”
which is spoken at the beginning and ending of the film. If you interpret those
words in a very optimistic way, you will love this film as I did. We have
characters who are trying to find meaning in their lives which includes being
successful and finding love but that may not work out for some. So watch
Anthony Hopkins (Alfie) making midlife changes so that he can recapture his
youthful wishes after he finds Lucy Punch (Charmaine) who will definitely make
it happen. Lucy is everyman’s dream as a fantasy and does a terrific job at it.
Gemma Jones (Helena) whom Alfie leaves takes a different journey and with the
help of a psychic is looking for her soulmate. Gemma steals this film and when
we met I saw her beautiful blue eyes reflected by her blue jumper, I told her
that it she had worn these colors she would have found more suitors. Then we
have Naomi Watts (Sally) who is their daughter and is unhappy in her marriage
and develops a crush on her boss Antonio Banderas (Greg). Her hubby Josh Brolin
Roy) is a writer waiting for his next breakthrough novel to be
published becomes enchanted with his lovely neighbor (Freida Pinto (Dia) when
he sees her through his rear window.

So join Woody and all his characters in this
jolly romp and just keep in mind the words of Jiminy Cricket and wish upon a

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