The Hero’s Journey of Léon Van Waas

What is the best thing that I love about my work? The best thing that I love about my work is to play and to be creative because that sets me free.

What is my idea of perfect happiness? The entire process to create my masterpiece film to inspire and to touch people.

What is my greatest fear? That we destroy our Planet.That I would loose my lust for life.

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Nothing, all that I’ve experienced in life with who I am is my fuel that I need as an actor.

Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Keanu Reeves.

What is my greatest extravagance? To waste time.

On what occasion would I lie? To stand in front of The Creator, saying that I am without sin.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? The ego business.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I was on the set in LA and I knew the character from within as the CIA Deputy Director. Next thing was the recent event that my friends in LA wrote a script and build a complete set just for me to film Uncario, my upcoming film.

If I could, what would I change about myself? There is no need to change anything about myself.

What is my greatest achievement in work? My greatest achievement in work is that I had the exclusive privilege to film a few projects in Los Angeles.

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me? That means to me that there’s room enough to create the most expressive artwork in film that I’ve always dreamed of.

Where would I most like to live? I dream to live in a warm climate with a beachy breeze close to the big city, like Santa Monica, I instantly fell in love, the moment I met her.

What is my most treasured possession? My day of birth.

What is my most marked characteristic? My personality.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? That will be the Vondelpark.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city? At the canals or at the Art district in the North of Amsterdam.

What books influenced my life and how? The Chubbuck Technique: my acting improved after studying it.

Who are my favorite writers? Stephen King, J.K. Rowling.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Imagine, the instrumental version!

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Walter White.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? People who listen to their hearts and create a better world.

Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? My upcoming film of Didier Konings.

What role plays art in my life and work? Art means the world to me because life is art itself.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? Terry Kruller von Nassau Dietz.

Whom would I like to work with in 2019? Leonardo DiCaprio.

Which people in my profession would I love to meet in 2019? Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg, Paul Verhoeven, Martin Koolhoven.

What project, in 2019, am I looking forward to work on? Uncario, the feature film. And I organize acting workshops for upcoming actors, as well for people to overcome their insecurities.

Where can you see me or my work? Please go to www.leonvanwaas.com.

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? That I turned my passion into my profession, there will never be retirement for passion.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story? Didier Konings.

How can you contact me? You can contact me through my website https://www.leonvanwaas.com/contact/.

My acting reel: https://vimeo.com/212953502

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