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The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute® is dedicated to the ideals, values, and vision of Lee Strasberg’s innovative work, known throughout the world as The Method. Through actor training, outreach, and the preservation of archival materials, The Institute works to further the legacy of Lee Strasberg®, train the world’s greatest actors, and maintain Lee’s place as a seminal figure in the great American theatre and film tradition.


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Actors like Marilyn Monroe, Al Pacino, Paul Newman, Robert De Niro, and Scarlet Johansson studied directly with Lee Strasberg or at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute​.

Lee Strasberg often described Method Acting as what all actors have always done whenever they acted well. What Lee Strasberg meant was not that The Method had always been around, but rather, The Method came into being as a way of giving an actor the means to achieve the type of results that had moved and captivated audiences across time.

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