Robert de Niro recently gave the graduation address at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He congratulated the graduates . . . then immediately told them "You're f****d" (and yes, he used that word). He went on to describe the challenges that lay ahead for them, and told them what their lives would be like. It's a remarkable testimony from one of our era's foremost actors, and the most clear and concise description I've yet heard of an acting life.
If you, or anyone you love or know, has ambitions in that line, this is really worth listening to. It's sometimes very funny, but also very thought-provoking.
Nice to hear someone telling the plain, unvarnished truth with no sugar-coating.