Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy aims to reveal the man behind the curtain, a movement teacher who’s been training students at Juilliard for more than 50 years. Yakim, once a pupil himself, studied under the renowned mime Marcel Marceau. Still, viewers will probably be more familiar with his own star students, including Anthony Mackie, Jessica Chastain, and Oscar Isaac, all of whom took Yakim’s class and sing his praises. Yet, it’s lesser-known actor Alex Sharp’s (How to Talk to Girls at Parties) success story that’s used to bolsters Yakim’s. One year after graduating, Sharp wins a Tony Award for his very physical performance in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which epitomizes Yakim’s belief that movement is action and action is acting. While uplifting, the subplot dilutes the documentary, which would benefit from placing and leaving the spotlight on Yakim for a more in-depth look at his life.