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Big & Tall Actor - 7ft, Muscular, Stunt Experience, Recognised Actor - Conan Stevens

Official website of 7ft Tall Australian Actor Conan Stevens. I am an actor, and have been a scriptwriter, computer geek, non-competitive bodybuilder and ex-professional wrestling champion.

Since I was 16 years old I wanted to become an Action Movie Star. I joined the Army, I did Karate, some Freestyle Fighting, medieval fighting , and Pro-Wrestling to learn to fight both real and staged combat. I put on 78kg (171lbs) of muscle , danced with a national Ballet and wrote and  co-starred in my own successful cinema release action/comedy movie. Besides a 7 year diversion due to a debilitating nerve injury and a few judicial / military coup delays, everything I have done has had this end goal in mind though I didn't know how to get there.

This website is a weekly chronicle of the struggles and experiences I have had from being a small time actor in Australia, my move into the more active Asian movie scene and my hopes to make a final breakthrough into the 'A' grade US International market - now achieved (Game of Thrones)(Spartacus)(The Hobbit) - and then onto starring in my own movies - and of course finally (after over 20 years) getting paid enough to cover 20+ years of lost wages and expenses trying to make this career work.

On top of all that I personally made this website and I write all the content to market myself Internationally, to grow a grass roots fan base, previously to provide an income to help me survive between jobs and to help others follow their dreams by detailing how I went about it - completely ignoring the standard advice doled out in heaps by others who live lives unsatisfactory to themselves.

The website is now huge with more than 1000 pages of useful information on acting , fitness, muscle gain and living successfully - stay and have a look around if you enjoy the site BOOKMARK me and come back later.

Remember if an Aussie beach bum can make sky high childhood day dreams come true then you can too .

"Don't wish life were easier, wish that you were better" - Jim Rohn

You'll be seeing a lot more of me soon

- Conan :)

New Photos Of Conan - Now Leaner Than Ever

Bodybuilding and Muscle Gain
Monday, 26 February 2007

Here are some new photos we shot this week for a Muscle Gain For Beginners book I am writting.  You can see I am leaner than I have ever been before and looking good.

Lean, Muscular And 7 Feet Tall

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What more do you need in an action hero?

Over the last several months I have been concentrating on loosing fat, while maintaining or growing the muscle.

Want ot know how to loose fat, get lean and get big muscle all at the same time.... 

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Bangkok Adrenaline Filming Starts

Acting Movies TV Film
Monday, 26 February 2007

Bangkok Adrenaline started shooting on the 24th Feb, we are now in full swing. I personally have my first day on the Bangkok Adrenaline set on the 1st of March, in a character establishing scene where the boys first formulate their half-witted criminal plan.

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Buddhist Monk 'Blesses' The Camera And Crew 

Official launch day was the 23rd Feb, with a media launch and Buddhist ceremony to give good luck to the project....

 

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Is It Time To Give Up Dreaming And Get A Real Job?

Motivation Inspiration Success
Friday, 23 February 2007

Should I give up my Hollywood Dreams and get a real job?

The continual chase, the lack of reward for effort put in, continually spending time and money to train and get better in a job that isn't delivering an income, dealing with situations beyond your control and the uncertainity and irregularity of income. Or I get a nice comfortable (safe?) job that pays me a good sized pay check each and every week?

This is a question I have had to ask myself often in my career, now more so than ever...

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Fight Rehearsal Demo From Bangkok Adrenaline

Acting Movies TV Film
Sunday, 11 February 2007

This is a short demo shoot for the stunt director to show to the Director as to some indication of the fight sequences.

We do this for a variety of reasons including cutting the figh to shoot all the same camera angle in one run, so that the fight is not shot as a continuous flow, also this is for us to see what it looks like on camera and to see what might be added or improved...

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One Year Since I Left Australia

Acting Movies TV Film
Saturday, 27 January 2007

This month should be one heck of an interesting month for myself, 2 movies I have acted in are scheduled for release, 2 movies start shooting, 2 magazine articles will be published and then some more.... 

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Making A Decision

Motivation Inspiration Success
Saturday, 20 January 2007

All of us at several times during our lives are forced to make decisions that are difficult to make. We are put in a position where we do not know the best path to take, often at least one choice will be emotionally painful.

When I am stuck in this position here is how I quickly come to a decision.... 

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Best Cardio Exercises To Lose Fat And Excess Weight

Bodybuilding and Muscle Gain
Wednesday, 17 January 2007

People often ask me what is the best way to lose fat. Besides the obvious of stop eating rubbish the other suggestion is to take up some cardiovascular exercise (cardio).

What is the best cardio exercises to burn body fat is often the next question.... 

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Unpopular Geeky Kid At School To Movie Star - Build Self Confidence

Tall Actors Giant Life
Wednesday, 17 January 2007

How does one go from being the unpopular geeky kid at school to turn popularity into a full time profession? Difficult? No, not really - it just took time and effort - here's how I did it... 

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Beating Depression

Motivation Inspiration Success
Tuesday, 09 January 2007

Everyone suffers from depression every so often, this is not such a big deal IF you can turn your thoughts around to beating depression... otherwise you can sink lower and lower into your troubles until they seem to be your whole world.

There have been times in my life when beating depression has been a rigorous daily exercise , even just recently... 

#1 TIP: You are most likely Magnesium deficient, get a good organic based supplement, some Magnesium cannot be absorbed by your body so don't go the numbers do a little research. I personally went from massive depression and lethargy laying on the couch all day to jumping about like my normal manic self injust three days after taking a good quality magnesium supplement.

Epsom salts are a good way to boost your magnesium, take a bath in a cupful. (UPDATE 2015: I now add a teaspoon of Magnesium Chloride crystals to 6 litres of drinking water that I ingest daily, MgCl can be bought online easily.)

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Massive Size As An Actor - Good Or Bad?

Acting Movies TV Film
Tuesday, 09 January 2007

Got an email today:

"Considering that your size may limit you somewhat to heavies and character parts, I think you are doing exceptionally well."

I thought that was funny, I never thought of it like that - I always thought that I would get the part because no one looked like me.... 

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Baa Ram Ewe Film Studio Meeting On Christmas Day

Acting Movies TV Film
Friday, 22 December 2006

Just got a call - I have a meeting with the big film studio Baa Ram Ewe (Ong Bak, Tom Yung Goong) set for Christmas day.

Being a Buddhist country here we don't have to worry about the commercialised version of Christmas peddled in the West these days. In fact it is work as normal for the local population.... 

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Big Tall People Are Not Stupid - And My MENSA Membership

Tall Actors Giant Life
Sunday, 17 December 2006

One of the constant challenges in my life has been people automatically assuming that because I am big and tall that I am stupid or simple minded.

This is riduculous, so I joined MENSA.... 

 

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Bangkok Adrenaline Stunt Team Trailer

Acting Movies TV Film
Saturday, 16 December 2006

We have now released a trailer of the stunt team featuring some of their best work to date. In this movie we are giving the guys open slather to produce their best tricks, stunts, parkour yet.

This movie is going to break barriers - nothing like this has been produced ever before... 

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My Overland Trip To Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Tall Actors Giant Life
Friday, 15 December 2006

Several months ago I went on a short holiday for a week to visit some of the other sites in the region, predominantly I wanted to visit Phnom Penh, Cambodia and have a look at the place in terms of a future base (home).

People who travel to one other country then espouse how great it is and how they want to live there the rest of their life, in my opinion, are making a mistake. What are they basing their judgement on? Experience with 2 countries out of hundreds? Get out and have a good look around before you make your decision on where in the world you want to live. Also note that a 2 day package tour does not show you what a country is like at all - it shows you 5 star hotels and a group of tourists taking photos.

So off I went - overland - to get a good look at Cambodia, Phnom Penh and the people....

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Stupid Things We Did As Beginner Bodybuilders

Bodybuilding and Muscle Gain
Friday, 08 December 2006

As teenagers we were desperate to get huge through bodybuilding. Here are some of the stupid mistakes we made in our early bodybuilder years... 

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Overcoming Stage Fright

Acting Movies TV Film
Thursday, 07 December 2006

Funnily enough the number 1 fear in the world is speaking in public, a close relative of stage fright. To get an answer on how to overcome stage fright we need to understand it's roots and causes. Then I'll provide techniques on how to overcome stage fright

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As An Uncoordinated Child I Knew I Had To Do Something

Tall Actors Giant Life
Thursday, 07 December 2006

As a child I was very uncoordinated, whenever I played sports I could not hit the ball, catch the ball, or just about anything sports related. The only thing I could do was swim ok, and run long distance.

When we had sports at school I was always one of the last to be chosen in a team, nobody wanted an uncoordinated nerd on their team.

I did not like being uncoordinated, and here is how I went about changing that to become known widely as being very agile for my size.... 

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Affirmation Statements - Most People Waste Their Time

Motivation Inspiration Success
Wednesday, 06 December 2006

Affirmation statements are short sentences you say over and over to impress their meaning upon your mind.

The reasoning behind  affirmation statements is that if you say certain words to yourself over and over the universe will attract those things to you and you will essentially get something for nothing - what rubbish, that is not how the world, nor affirmation statements work.... 

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I Can't Succeed My Life Is So Hard - Results Or Excusitis

Motivation Inspiration Success
Wednesday, 06 December 2006

Recently on a Bodybuilding forum I read a post by a fellow who was moving on to campus, he was whining because all they supplied him with was a microwave oven, wooh is me, cry cry cry. I cannot possibly become fit and muscular. I cannot succeed my life is so hard...

This example of excusitis is not just limited to this single individual.

Now to show how you can succeed and prosper in a difficult environment, let me tell you how to beat excusitis...

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How To Ask The Right Question To Get The Right Answer

Motivation Inspiration Success
Wednesday, 06 December 2006

Do you ever have a problem and you just canít figure out how to solve it?

Do you spend hours and hours thinking about the problem but no answers come?

Here's how to fix that wasted time and solve problems quickly... 

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"The Big" Thai Movie Shooting A Movie Trailer In December

Acting Movies TV Film
Wednesday, 06 December 2006

The Hannuman movie (The Big- working title)  that I cast for months and months ago is going ahead as now planned. I am to play a massive Martial Arts Warrior, with the spirit of a (sacred animal) giving me my power and style.

Today all the fighters, stuntmen and actors met for a preliminary costume fitting... 

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Working With Graeme Murphy And Sydney Dance Company Again?

Acting Movies TV Film
Tuesday, 05 December 2006

I just recieved a call from Graeme Murphy, a long time friend and owner of Sydney Dance Company. It seems that Sydney Dance Company is organising a return of "Berlin" the smash success modern ballet that I was apparently the inspiration for, and actor in the 80 minute show that toured Australia and New Zealand.

The return show is scheduled...

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Training Heavy vs Training Hard In The Gym

Bodybuilding and Muscle Gain
Tuesday, 28 November 2006

Many guys I watch in the gym are training heavy but they are not training hard, in fact they exhaust themselves but barely utilise their muscles.

And of course they never grow.

This is what they are doing wrong.... 

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Bangkok Adrenaline - Our Movie Is Go!

Acting Movies TV Film
Monday, 20 November 2006

Bangkok Adrenaline, our movie idea is going to be made into a feature length movie! I just got back from a meeting with a major movie investor. On the spot they said yes, how much do you need? Our movie - Bangkok Adrenaline - is going ahead on schedule.

Bangkok Adrenaline will be Thailands first foreign actor dominated English speaking movie and is we now have a working draft of the script, the money the key players lined up. Everything is now going ahead - and I wrote the Bangkok Adrenaline script and am a co-starring character.

I am so happy at the moment... 

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Sore Lower Back After Squats

Bodybuilding and Muscle Gain
Monday, 20 November 2006

Do you get sore lower back pain the day after squats at the gym? So do I, here's how to overcome it... 

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Movie / Stage Vs. Real Fighting & Which Style To Learn

Acting Movies TV Film
Monday, 13 November 2006

I'm going to tell you straight up now movie fighting and real fighting are very different things.

In a movie you are fighting so the audience can see what you are doing and with the way the fight progresses you are in fact telling a short, violent, story... 

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Think Your Life Is Bad? Email From Bradley And Inspiration From Stephen Hawking

Tall Actors Giant Life
Sunday, 12 November 2006

I received an email today from Brad M. from Australia, he has taken a new turn in life as before he was always depressed and thinking his life was bad.

I thought my life was bad too for a long time as a younger fellow. I could not see anyway out of my life at that point which held little hope for living the life that I wanted. But I always went to the gym, deep down I knew this was one way for me to take a small step forward everyday, even though I did not know where it would lead.

Read on, and read the incredible story of a man who cannot walk, talk or move 90% of his body yet he is one of the greatest men of all time. He is a living example of inspiration for the rest of us. Makes me feel like a fool for complaining when I was younger...

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How To Become An Overnight Success

Motivation Inspiration Success
Friday, 10 November 2006

How to be an overnight success. You see it in the news all the time, some new star is suddenly 'discovered' working as a labourer fixing roads, or as a nobody waitress working no where important - one day they are a zero next day they are a hero.

How does this happen? Or more importantly - How to be an overnight success?

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Ancient Asian Cure For Obesity

Bodybuilding and Muscle Gain
Monday, 06 November 2006

An ancient cure for obesity? Yes, I found it just yesterday from a most unusual source. 

Living in Asia has it's advantages, every now and then, especially when you talk to the people from the less developed areas, you come across Ancient wisdoms and medicines, like this ancient cure for obesity.

Yesterday while having lunch with a poor rice farmers daughter from the North Eastern Issan region of Thailand I learned this age old wisdom to avoid gaining weight which is a definite cure for obesity...

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Coffee Whey Protein Drinks *Updated* Now With Chocolate

Bodybuilding and Muscle Gain
Wednesday, 01 November 2006

Getting ready to go to the gym and being slightly bored I was tossing up between a coffee or a protein drink I decided to combine the two. So what is the result like,? Well let me tell you... 

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