Hello Hollywood. My name is Richard Gustason. I have moved from cozy Colorado Springs, CO to Hollywood and the Los Angeles area to pursue my career, dreams, and goals as an actor and comedian. I also would love to dabble in producing film, television and the occasional internet project. Now you are saying to yourself "Well isn't that sweet of you. Hope you like Hollywood". Well I do like it. I have now embraced your crazy to the point where I am now crazy myself. BUT my new friend called Hollywood, I need you to be aware I have read the stories about failures in Hollywood. All the hopefuls who come here and fail because it's not what they expected. Yes, like them, I imagined that I was going to come here and right away get an agent, a deal and even maybe Aubrey Plaza's phone number. But none of that has happened...yet.
I have been humbled by your reality. The reality of seeing hobos everyday walking down Santa Monica Blvd. asking for money (or in my case cigarettes). I've seen the reality of going into an audition room with people who frankly are a tad prettier than me and get rejected because I didn't "look the part". I've seen the reality of giving agents my headshot and resume and then.....nothing. Not even a phone call to tell me I don't fit what they are looking for in their agency. I am also seeing the reality of that if you don't have the cash, you just can't live and have fun in Hollywood.
Now here is funny thing: that isn't going to stop me. I will, as 50 Cent once said, get rich or die trying. I am not your typical human being. Ask some of my friends. They can attest to that statement. It's not going to stop me from reaching out to talent agents. It's not going to stop me from trying to get on stage at the Comedy Store or the Hollywood Improv and make people laugh and forget the world can actually suck. It's not going to stop me from getting my script for my movie HOLY ULTIMATUM sold and filmed. Now about getting Aubrey Plaza's phone number: yeah you sort of don't have control over that. Don't feel bad, I don't gave that much control over that either. It's up to God and Aubrey if she even wants to acknowledge I'm on Earth.
Crap, where was I? Oh yeah...so Hollywood with that being said let's do good things together. Let's come to agreement that I am while I'm here to give me what you can and let me show you what I can do. If this sounds like a plea then let it be. To me it's just me saying "Hello Hollywood, I'm Richard Gustason".
Thanks you guys for reading the words I have placed on this blog. I love your faces. And remember when you read this blog you are coming for the sexy and staying for the (sometimes) funny. Take care and God bless. See you all on the good side of life.