Acting Advice From Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro Acting Advie
Robert De Niro

Acting Advice From Robert De Niro

This clip from the Actors Studio with Robert De Niro says a great deal about minimum movement, one of the staples of Screen Actors System. Remember to enforce the basic standards of class as you prepare your scenes for this week. Bring the new students into the system and pass along your own knowledge.

That will make YOU stronger, and you are doing your fellow actor’s a service.
Work hard guys. Put in the time this week in you rehearsals and really push yourselves. I want breakthroughs this week!


Robert De Niro, who is thought of as one of the greatest actors of his time, was born in New York City in 1943 to two artists. He first gained fame for his role in Bang the Drum Slowly(1973), but he gained his reputation as a volatile actor in Mean Streets (1973), which was his first film with director Martin Scorsese. In 1974 De Niro received an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in The Godfather: Part II (1974) and received Academy Award nominations for best actor in Taxi Driver (1976), The Deer Hunter (1978), and Cape Fear (1991). He won the best actor award in 1980 for Raging Bull (1980). De Niro currently heads his own production company, Tribeca Film Center, and made his directorial debut in 1993 with A Bronx Tale (1993).”

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Dicker

Ryan R. Williams BBC Radio Interview


MERRY CHRISTMAS GANG!!! As you look forward to your goals for the new year, here is a bit on inspiration. I regaled the Wednesday Night class with tales about breaking into Hollywood in my early days in LA. I’ve attached a link to a BBC Radio interview I did about some of the bold shenanigans that opened the doors for me. I put it on youtube last night just so you could all hear it.

You will all get a kick out of watching this link. Fortune favors the bold!

Be bold, be in class and be ready to cash more checks then you write from your acting. HERE IS TO 2014!!! IT IS THE YEAR OF SCREEN ACTORS SYSTEM!!! And when we shoot our feature film, win major festivals, get distribution and make working actors of you all…this class will be the stuff of LEGEND!

Our story is about to meet it’s inciting incident. The readiness is all…see you next year.

Ryan R. Williams BBC Radio Interview

‘This a 2003 BBC radio interview featuring director Ryan R. Williams. It details the filmmakers’ freshman exploits breaking into Hollywood. This International press story, written by Guardian Observer London journalist, Tim Cooper and adapted into the forthcoming feature film, “Making Abbey Singer.'”