Celebrity of the Month | September 2013 | Actor Edward Singletary jr

Edward Singletary Jr.

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Born and raised in Orange County, California, actor/producer Edward Singletary, Jr., began his career on the stage. His regional theatrical credits include The Big Knife, Oliver, and Death of a Salesman. He co-starred in the feature film Thank You, Good Night, with Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Sally Kirkland, and in various national commercial campaigns, including one directed by Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys) and another co-starring Goldie Hawn. Edward studied for years with with legendary acting teacher David LeGrant and now teaches at both the The California Conservatory of The Arts and The David LeGrant Studio. As a producer, he has worked on the films Sunday Afternoons, starring Paul Dooley, The Marionettes, and Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarman, which was acquired in 2011 by the British Film Institute for preservation in the National Film Archive. In 2012, Mr. Singletary produced and co-starred in the 35mm feature film, Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (official selection: Palm Springs, Seattle, Guadalajara, Rio de Janeiro, Transilvania, and Reykjavik International film festivals, among others). It was released theatrically in the United States, the UK, and Germany. The San Francisco Chronicle declared JT1951 “mesmerizing and sexy” and Artforum pronounced it “a nuanced portrayal of an entire era.” The film was released on VOD, DVD, and digital from May/June 2013. Edward splits his time between Los Angeles and Laguna Beach, California.

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LnL Questionnaire

Your favourite virtue?

That would have to be optimism and be ability to remain hopeful in the absence of evidence.  It’s a strong belief I have that we are the creators of our own happiness and sadness.

Your favourite qualities in a man?

Please see above!  Seriously,  I love pride and open mindedness and the ability to remain teachable.

Your favourite qualities in a woman?

I feel the same applies here with one addition, the inner strength some women have is unparalleled to their male counterparts.  When I see a woman (or a man) in a moment of “truth”  and not “playing” the role of who they think they should be, it moves me.

Your main characteristic?

This is a tough one, I think it depends on the moment.  My main characteristics change and are fluid depending on my environment, wait..that’s it… I’m adaptable!

What draws you most to your friends?

Their sense of humour about themselves and their drive to improve.

Given the opportunity what would you most like to change?

Race relations and tolerance amongst the human race. I know it sounds a little like “World Peace” does at a beauty pageant, but it’s true.

Who would you most like to take out for dinner?

Lee Strasbourg, if he were alive, I have so many questions!

         Your idea of happiness?

Doing what I want to do all day long, every day.

What is your favourite way of spending the day?

I love being on set and collaborating with the creative team we’ve assembled. It’s one of the most invigorating things that there is.

Whose life other than yours would you most like to have lived?

I can honestly say that there is no one I’d rather be, I know it sounds like a cop out, but I have such a rich and fulfilling life that there is no one I’d trade places with today.

Where would you most like to live?

I live in Hollywood and I also have a place in Laguna Beach, I’m pretty content with this arrangement.  I would like a cabin in the mountains someday.

Who is your favourite author?

I’m a big Aurthur Miller fan, so specific with his characters and an incredible storyteller.  The use of his medium to influence American culture and ideals is unsurpassed.

Who is your favourite poet?

Edgar Allan Poe, I like my poetry a little dark.

Your favourite heroes in fiction?

I love my superheroes, I’m going to go with Superman. This because of his struggle to me a “man amongst men” while having the incredible sense of responsibility  because of his superpowers.

Your favourite heroines in fiction?

No brainer, Wonder Woman!  I watched Linda Carter rock those tights every week with my sister Cheryl Singletary, who was the music supervisor on “Portrait of James Dean.”

Your favourite painters?

 I really like Monet.  I’m a big fan of impressionism.

Who is your favourite composer?

Johan Sebastian Bach

What is your favourite Film?

Just one?  I have many but Kill Bill was perfection.

Your favourite food?

Thai Food

Your favourite drink?

I don’t drink alcohol, but if I did it would be a Cadillac Margarita

Who do you most admire?

I have a fondness for any musician

What is your present state of mind?

Hopeful

For what fault have you most toleration?

That’s a tough one, I’m tolerant of so many, I’m going with Ignorance.  I say this with the understanding that there be a willingness to learn and grow, otherwise I’m not so tolerant with ignorant people.

Your favourite motto

“That which is likened to itself is drawn”

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