A common term used to refer to a) the training given at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio in Hollywood, which trained many great actors, such as Marlon Brando and Marilyn Monroe: and b) to acting performed using the methods of Stanislavski, which the Actors Studio bases its training on. The “Method” requires a performer to draw on his or her own self, on experiences, memories, and emotions that could inform a characterization and shape how a character might speak or move. Characters are thus shown to have an interior life; rather than being stereotyped figures representing a single concept (the villain, the heroine), they could become complex human beings with multiple and contradictory feelings and desires.