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We think these are some of the best online courses you can find. 

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In these Masterclass series,  some of the best actors in the world will teach you their processes and techniques. From Helen Mirren to the legendary Steve Martin. 

In her first-ever online class, Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren shares the techniques that she has learned through the course of her international career that has spanned stage, screen, and television. Her powerful and versatile performances have earned her numerous awards.

While helping you develop your own acting talent, Helen will take you behind the scenes of her greatest roles, including Elizabeth II in The Queen, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison in Prime Suspect, and Prospero in The Tempest. In Helen’s online class, learn about: Researching Characters Breaking Down Scripts Creating Characters Through Hair and Makeup Creating Characters Through Costume Characterizing Sets Camera Technique Performing Shakespeare Collaborating With Writers & Directors


A comedian walks into a classroom...

One of Steve’s first gigs was at the drive-in movies. When the audience liked a joke, they honked. In this comedy class, Steve shares insights from performing for cars and humans over a 50-year career spanning sold-out arenas and blockbuster films. Learn how to find your voice, gather material, develop an act, and take your comedy writing to the next level.

Some of the things you will learn:

  • The specifics of stand-up comedy

  • Creativity in general

  • Performing comedy

  • Editing

  • Writing 


  • Steve Martin teaches you his unique approach to comedy in over 5 hours of lessons (30 Videos).

  • Lifetime access, with classes that never expires

  • Accessible from any device

  • Office Hours: Upload videos to get feedback from the class. Steve Martin will also critique select student work.


One of her generation’s most versatile performers, Academy Award-winning actor Natalie Portman has been captivating audiences for decades. Since her on-screen debut at age 12, she’s worked with some of cinema’s most celebrated directors and showcased her skills through unforgettable roles in Black Swan, Jackie, and the Star Wars franchise.

In her MasterClass, Natalie gives you an intimate walk through the lessons she’s gained during her career, emphasizing the elements of a stellar performance and her experiences collaborating with actors and directors. Drawing from her personal process, Natalie shows how she prepares for a role, highlighting her research habits and tips for developing realistic body movements and gestures. With her dialect coach, she shares how to incorporate accents and dialect into a role and explains how she perfected her voice for the title role in Jackie. Reflecting on her time on set, she explains how to collaborate with actors, improvise in the moment, and establish rapport with some of Hollywood’s greatest luminaries. In Natalie’s MasterClass, you’ll learn how to create unique characters and fill them indelibly with life.

Natalie teaches you how to: • Create authentic characters • Deploy physicality and gesture • Develop dialect and accents • Improvise in the moment • Work with props • Connect with collaborators on set • Establish rapport with directors • Perform on camera and in front of a green screen • Give dazzling auditions


Learn about acting, auditioning, and artistry from Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson in his first-ever online acting class.


The star of Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained shares the skills that have made him one of Hollywood’s most respected and prolific actors. In his MasterClass, Samuel L. Jackson breaks down his process, including his unique approach to giving masterful performances.


Learn how he creates backstories, collaborates with directors, and digs deep into the mind of every character he plays.


In addition to acting advice, Samuel L. Jackson also shares the personal journey that brought him from Chattanooga to California—and from television stand-in to Hollywood star.


Samuel L. Jackson’s MasterClass will add depth to your film acting, stage acting, and voiceover work with video lessons and a customized workbook tailored to each chapter.