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Kirk Douglas portraying the artist Vincent van Gogh in the 1956 film "Lust For Life" (Frank Scherschel)
Kirk Douglas portraying the artist Vincent van Gogh in the 1956 film "Lust For Life" (Frank Scherschel)

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The art of faking it: Five actors who went the distance Add to ...

Actors are paid to act and have to produce performances that are believable to an audience - which can be a technical stretch when the character is a famed artist with mastery of a different craft than the actor's. Globe Arts staff came up with these examples of famous approaches to the challenge of faking the art.<br><br>We invite you to contribute more in the Comments section.</br></br>

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