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Art & Life with Leon van Waas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Leon van Waas.

Leon, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
My acting career started 15 years ago when I worked in a casino. My manager gave me the green light to follow my heart to take acting lessons. I literally worked in between acting classes and the other parts of the week with the Las Vegas slot machines during day or night shift and who could have thought that years later, I walked down the Las Vegas Strip, in between shooting my first American feature film Art of Deception, where I played the character of the CIA Deputy Director. Always being fascinated by the magic of film, I persevered to keep following my dream, and little by little I discovered more and more my talent as an actor. These days I organize acting workshops and will return to Hollywood soon to shoot my 4th American film!

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My art is acting; I am an actor in film. I love photography. I love to write and to teach people hów to act. I organize acting workshops these days. I hope to be an inspiration for kids and adults to overcome their insecurities and to inspire them.

How do you think about success, as an artist, and what quality do you feel is most helpful?
My definition of success is how much you truly believe in yourself, with other words: how worthy do you feel about your own skills, your craft? If you KNOW and feel it by heart, it will never leave you, and if not, work as you never worked before to give it your all!!! Just go out there, never give up and believe in your talent, go and see other artists, connect, share, talk, discuss and discover as much as you can about yourself and the Arts in that process, keep focussed, never ever stop learning about your craft.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
It would be super great if you guys could take a look at my website:

Contact Info:

Image Credit:

John Wentz, Terry Kruller von Nassau Dietz, Stephan Brenninkmeijer

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  1. Jackie Nova

    April 1, 2019 at 20:30

    You definitely should know about “Richard Ryan and Jackie Nova” two hidden gems. Award winning actors, director – writers – producers. On top of those credits mentioned Richard is also a funny comic & talented rapper lyricists and Jackie Is also a singer and dancer and comedian.

    Hidden gems 💎 for sure
    Richard Ryan & Jackie Nova ( Art of Deception) is their latest action suspense thriller which is now getting worldwide distribution.

    • Jackie Nova

      April 1, 2019 at 20:32

      Our cast member and friend for life Leon Van Wass is super talented and we are so proud of him.

      Action suspense thriller

      Art of Deception

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