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Robert De Niro’s school of less is more


deniro 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.”

When two Hulks collide, which one rules?


norton.jpg The two movie versions of Marvel comic book character the Incredible Hulk can never truly battle on the streets, but at movie box offices and on the film review pages, the latest green giant in “The Incredible Hulk” is being compared to his 2003 predecessor in 2003′s “The Hulk.”

The critics are not universally pleased with “The Incredible Hulk,” directed by Louis Leterrier and starring Edward Norton. It opened on Friday and captured the No. 1 position at box offices with $55 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales. Then again, critics also had mixed praise for its predecessor, directed by Ang Lee and starring Eric Bana. Some reviewers described it as an art-house treatment of a superhero comic but opened to $62 million on its debut weekend.