There are moments in every superstar’s life that they look at and realize that they have taken another amazing step towards the final goal of greatness (In The Brand’s case, it’s one step closer to Lil’ Oscar), and last night was one of those moments for Arthur Kade, because I have never been a man consumed with money or materials, but instead for me it’s all about “The Glory” (It’s one of my favorite Kanye songs because we care more about winning the War than the Land and he sums it up perfectly by saying, “After each and every show a couple Dikes in The Van”, and “These haters keep killin’ themselves, they wanna come and get The Glory”). The only thing I have ever cared about in my life is being number 1, being the best, looking down at the competition and knowing that I was better than them, and all of the material prizes come along with being the doing that. I was talking to a friend yesterday, and I said, “I have all this amazing stuff going on. I just got off the phone with my peeps at IMG Media and we are creating a TV Show that I have no doubt will be unlike anything ever done before and will make me a household name for creating it (The process of creating a hit, unique, and super cool, television show is beyond amazing, and it’s something I wish all Gen Poppers could experience because it is mind-blowing all the brilliance that is put into hit TV development, especially when you have the most prestigious and well known Production, Marketing, and Representation Company in the world working with you) , I just closed another HUGE deal that is something that will also be a revolutionary step for “”The Journey”", I have a principle part in a potential TV Pilot, but I still feel like something is missing.” I knew that what was missing was still “The Glory”.
At heart, I am just a simple artist and a poor welfare boy who grew up with his grandmother trying to survive and find his next meal, and before I was this international sensation building The Brand, who was always driven to be the best. Last night, was supposed to be my final Advanced Film Class with Mike Lemon, and that means I will have officially graduated from the top classes Philly has to offer. When we got to class, he told us we were getting a bonus class so that a pro photog would record our final scene (My partner who is a professional working film and commercial actor like me chose a scene from “Heist” where Bergman and Moore are arranging the drop off deal), and told us we would rehearse the scene tonight.
When it was out turn, we only had to do 2 takes, and Mike (I respect this man immensely because he has been involved in the casting of some of my favorite award winning movies like Philadelphia, The Sixth Sense, In Her Shoes, Unbreakable, Signs, 12 Monkeys, and Up Close and Personal), and understands talent at the highest level, looked at me and said the words that I have been waiting to hear to let me know that I have arrived, “Arthur, You’re becoming a pretty damn good film actor”, to which I smiled and thought, “Here I am a famous star and about to become one of the biggest names in “”The Biz”", and that just meant more to me than anything than any of the other groundbreaking achievements in “The Journey” I have had to date.”. Later on in the hallway after another pair of actors did their scene, he tapped me again and said, “I meant what I said”, and I responded, “That comment meant more to me than any thing I have done so far. I appreciate it.”.
In the end, if you threw Arthur Kade in an alley somewhere in London, and told him he could scrape out a living doing award winning theater and sleeping with models like I always have, I know that I could be happy. These are the moments that I realize that what I truly live for is the mastery of The Craft (I am beginning to get why great actors disappear from Hollywood and do theater, and I could definitely see myself doing Broadway a few years just to connect to a less a mainstream audience and get away from the lime light), and if someone of Mike’s caliber could say that to me in just 7.411 months of classes, then the Academy better get ready to say it to me in the next several years. I was even thinking about how one day my story will be so unique and compelling that I will be asked to write memoirs which I am sure will be standard reading material at Julliard, and one day all the young DeNiros, Pacinos, Streeps, and Washingtons will read about the evolution of an Oscar Winner named Arthur Kade.
“Great Talent always bring their “”A”" Game, I bring my “”AK”" Game. I Win”…Arthur Kade…10/15/09