The Winsome Personality And Acting Talent Of Michael Everest DeMarco

Most people would agree that it would be difficult to think of a more competitive career to try to break into than being a Hollywood film star. And if you were not born into a performing arts family, and are young and inexperienced, your chances of making an impression would be slim indeed. Unless that is, you have the striking looks, winsome personality, and astonishing talent of rising star Michael Everest DeMarco of New Orleans.

Early Auditioning Experiences as a Teen Model

As a 13-year-old boy, DeMarco’s olive complexion and almost exotic appearance gave him enough photogenic appeal to land him extensive modeling work. This was his first exposure to an outer fringe of the theatrical industry, and Michael decided he enjoyed it and determined to excel. But good looks and poise alone would have seen him stuck in modeling, and DeMarco had aspirations for advancement, with an outgoing personality to match. DeMarco, however, was not the usual ambitious youngster, obsessing over dreams of future fame. His keen interest was, and remains, other people. With his open and frank manner and a surprisingly mature set of values and work ethic, DeMarco quickly came under the notice of talent scouts. His break into theatre began with the lead role as Joe Bonaparte in Clifford Odets play “Golden Boy.” DeMarco’s portrayal of Bonaparte’s emotionally intense character, an Italian American musician, was a triumph, and invitations to auditions soon increased.

After an impressive performance as Buckingham in the Shakespearean tragedy “King Richard III,” Michael Everest DeMarco, the boy from New Orleans, gained remarkable traction. What began to set DeMarco apart, however, was not just his undeniable abilities, but his passion for the Arts and his consistent desire to be mentored and to hone his craft still further. His willingness to be mentored, deferring to others, and taking time out to add to his acting skill set indicates DeMarco’s sense of humility. Engaging with people of all walks of life, being a student of human frailties and personalities, has helped him develop robust performances for many character types.

Training For Future Great Roles

The moment of Demarco’s pivot from theatre into film came as a result of a landmark performance as Bartolomeo Romagna in Maxwell Anderson’s famously dramatized poem “Winterset.” Although a challenging role, the audience and critics alike pronounced his rendition of Romagna as superb. From this point, DeMarco sought to strengthen his acting flexibility and prowess by training in both Classical and the Stanislavski methods, and by being instructed under such greats as Sal Dano, renowned principal of the Actors Studio workshops in Los Angeles. His first film roles came soon after, and DeMarco set his sights on Hollywood.

Michael Everest DeMarco’s attention has not been exclusively on personal advancement, however. His likable personality and growing fame have lately made an opening for him in philanthropic pursuits. It is becoming apparent to those who know him that DeMarco’s passion for acting is rivaled only by his enjoyment of making a difference to the lives of the underprivileged, championing worthy causes whenever possible.

DeMarco’s latest film appearances have included roles in “Over the Line” and “The Fine Stallion” as he continues to distinguish himself and turn admiring heads. As an up and coming talent, it would seem cliché to romanticize DeMarco’s potential legendary stardom, but that would be to overlook the incessant hard work and tenacity he has invested in this challenging career pathway. There is no doubt that DeMarco is deserving of Hollywood’s current attention, and as the mountain of his namesake, it is reasonable to expect that Michael Everest DeMarco’s pinnacle will peak above all peers.

Blu-ray Review “Don Juan DeMarco”

Directed by: Jeremy Leven
Starring: Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Rachel Ticotin, Bob Dishy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Release Date: April 10, 2012
Running Time: 97 minutes

Film: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1.5 out of 5 stars

1997 was an odd time for Johnny Depp, he is popular but not yet guaranteed to be bankable. The star of this film really though is Bryan Adams for his song “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?”, easily one of the best love songs ever. The film itself has problems but looks great hitting Blu-ray for the first time, thanks to Warner Bros. Since Johnny Depp has become this giant international star, it is a lot easier to watch his earlier films (if that makes sense).

Johnny Depp plays John Arnold DeMarco, a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. He examined by psychiatric Dr. Jack Mickler (Brando) in order to cure him of this delusion. During the treatments, it becomes more apparent that this is a medical issue, especially when the Dr. rekindles the romance in his own marriage. Great co-starring cast including Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway.

The Blu-ray itself looks beautiful with its 1080p transfer. Some of the locations in the film are just breathtaking. The audio packs an impressive DTS-HD Master Audio, which works some amazing with the film’s score. In fact the special features, though very dismal, include an isolated score track which I highly recommend. The only other extra is the music video for Bryan Adams’s “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?”. Of course it is great to watch it but it is also easily available right on YouTube in high quality.

Buy It 4/10 on Blu-ray™
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Synopsis: Two time Academy Award winner Marlon Brando (On The Waterfront, The Godfather), Academy Award winner Faye Dunaway (Network) and Johnny Depp (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Blow) deliver tour de force performances in this critically acclaimed romantic comedy. John Arnold DeMarco (Depp) is a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a cape and mask, DeMarco undergoes psychiatric treatment with Dr. Jack Mickler (Brando) to cure him of his apparent delusion. But the psychiatric sessions have an unexpected effect on the psychiatric staff and, most profoundly, Dr. Mickler, who rekindles the romance in his complacent marriage.