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Robert De Niro’s school of less is more
Would-be thespians take note, screen legend Robert De Niro has the day’s free acting lesson.
The actor, on a whistle stop at the Toronto Film Festival to promote “Stone”, which co-stars Edward Norton and Milla Jovovich, told Reuters the secret to great acting is keeping on-screen reactions to a minimum.
“Actors tend to feel (there are) certain things they have to do more when, really the less they do — in fact if they do nothing — they’re better off,” De Niro said.
“You’re just reacting. You’re just simply saying what you need to say to get the point across.”
De Niro, who usually keeps his public exposure to a minimum, also said he plans to return to the director’s chair to do at least one sequel to his 2006 CIA thriller “The Good Shepherd.”
“I’d like to do another movie, or two or three,” he said.