"Cleverness is overrated, and heart is underrated," wrote comedian and filmmaker Mike Birbiglia in an article in The New York Times last week titled 6 Tips for Making It Small in Hollywood. Or Anywhere. Birbiglia became widely known for a fun film a few years ago called Sleepwalk With Me, and has an interesting film out now called Don't Think Twice.
I once saw the great actor Sir Ian McKellen decipher the famous "Tomorrow" speech from Macbeth in a one-man show. "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow," he began, sitting on the front edge of the stage looking at the audience. "Is everyone with me so far?"