Роберт Де Ниро - советы актерам, цитате, о создании фильмов

Роберт Де Ниро

Американский актер и продюсер


Актерское дело

Ты должен по-настоящему любить свое занятие. Делай это не ради популярности, а потому, что ты это по-настоящему любишь, и тебя это веселит. Я всегда говорил, что если заработка от актерской деятельности мне будет просто хватать на жизнь, я буду счастлив.

Хорошо готовься ко всему, что делаешь. Пойми характер, среду, окружение, людей, но не позволяй им тебя ограничивать.

Аудитория считывает твою выразительность, а не тебя, показывающего им, что они должны чувствовать.

I’ll work with a director if I think I’m going to get into a comfortable situation, and if it’s someone I respect and who respects me, even if they’re not so well known

Movies are hard to make, and you have to work toward a common ethic and do your best. You don’t want to work with people who don’t care or who are acting out some neurotic, crazy thesis on the set. Who needs it? Life is too short.

When you do a movie and show it to people, friends and family can never be totally honest with you. If a critic’s being just mean or nasty it’s unfortunate. Good critics that write with intelligence and compassion are very important. If it’s constructive criticism you can take it or leave it but you always learn something. if you didn’t have critics — even though they can annoy you and upset you — if you didn’t have a critic, who would tell you how it is? Because people won’t tell you. Those who are with you and know what you went through can never be honest with you. So they’ll always find a positive thing to say. So the people who you’ll get real feedback from are critics. Especially good critics.

As an actor, it is important to be a good listener. You need to listen to what others have to say, the director, the producer, your co-actor… everyone. I try to listen to everyone and take their inputs on what I have to do. But finally I take my own decision on how I am going to play the part. That’s where the uniqueness comes in. That’s where the difference of you playing the part versus any other actor playing it comes in.

In order to be an artist, you have to be able to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes. Only then can you understand their emotions and reasons, even though you do not agree with them.

Be true to your character and to yourself. 

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Advice To Aspiring Actors and College Graduates

You discovered a talent, developed an ambition and recognized your passion. When you feel that you can't fight it, you just go with it. When it comes to the arts, passion should always trump common sense. You aren't just following dreams, you're reaching for your destiny.

A new door is opening for you, a door to a lifetime of rejection. It's inevitable.

Now that you've made your choice or, rather, succumbed to it, your path is clear. Not easy, but clear. You have to keep working, it's that simple.

As an actor who’s starting out, you can’t say, ‘Hey, I’m too good for this.’ You gotta do it, because people see you, your name gets around, and it has a cumulative effect. Auditions are like a gamble. Most likely you won’t get the part, but if you don’t go, you’ll never know if you could’ve got it.

As long as you give your best you’ll be OK.