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Bernard Hiller Acting & Success Studio is pleased to welcome Academy Award winning Actors, Directors, Producers, Screenwriters, Agents, Managers; as well as Award Winning Casting Directors, to his classes. He would like to thank the artists below who have shared their time and insights with his students around the world.





  • Paul Haggis, 2 Time Academy Award Winner“Crash”, “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Edward Zwick, Academy Award Winner“Shakespeare in Love”, “Traffic”, “The Last Samurai”, “Legends of the Fall”
  • Taylor Hackford, Academy Award Winner, “Ray”, “The Devil’s Advocate”
  • Baz Luhrmann, Academy Award Nominee“Moulin Rouge”, “The Great Gatsby”
  • Bille August, Academy Award Winner, Palme d’or, “The House of the Spirits”, “Les Misérables”
  • Lee Daniels, Academy Award Nominee, “EMPIRE”, “The Butler”, “Precious”
  • Michael Radford, 2 Time Academy Award Nominee“II Postino”, “The Merchant of Venice”
  • Stephen Frears, Academy Award Nominee “The Queen”, “Dangerous Liaisons”, “ Philomena”, “The Grifters”
  • Bennett Miller, Academy Award Nominee “Capote”, “Moneyball”, “Foxcatcher”
  • Terry Gilliam, Academy Award Nominee“Monty Python”, “The Fisher King”
  • Rob Reiner, Academy Award Nominee“A Few Good Men”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “Stand By Me”
  • Simon Curtis “Woman in Gold”,“My Week with Marilyn” 
  • Nicolas Refn “DRIVE”, “Only God Forgives”
  • Mike Newell “Four Weddings and A Funeral”, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, “Donnie Brasco”
  • Brett Ratner “Hercules”, “Horrible Bosses”, “X-Men 3”
  • Stefan Ruzowitzky, Academy Award Winner, Best Foreign Film “Die Falscher”, “The Counterfeiters”
  • Agnieszka Holland, Academy Award Nominee“Europa Europa”, “In Darkness”
  • Matteo Garrone,Grand Prize in Cannes “Gomorrah”,”Reality”
  • Andy Tennant “Hitch”, “Bounty Hunter”
  • Garry Marshall “Pretty Woman”, “Valentines Day”
  • Mark Johnson Academy Award Winning Producer, “Breaking Bad”, “Rainman”, “The Notebook”, “Donnie Brasco”
  • Brett Ratner – “Revenant”
  • Erwin Stoff – “Unbroken”, “I Am Legend”, “The Matrix”, “The Blind Side“Edge of Tomorrow”
  • Brian Grazer – Academy Award Winning Producer, “A Beautiful Mind”, “Frost/Nixon”, “Apollo 13”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “Angels & Demons”
  • Gianni Nunnari – ACCA Winner “300″, “Seven”, “The Departed”, “Shutter Island”
  • Mark Canton – “300”
  • Barry Navidi –“The Merchant of Venice”
  • Peter Guber – “Rain Man”, “Batman”, “The Color Purple”
  • Jerry Weintraub – “Ocean’s 11,12.13″, :Behind the Candelabra” Frank Sinatra, Elvis…
  • Avi Lerner – “16 Blocks”, “88 Minutes”, “The Expendables 1-4”
  • EP Richard Middleton Academy Award –“ The Artist”, “Hitchcock”
  • EP Lee Aronsohn – “Two and Half Men”, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • EP Guy Riedel –  “Wedding Crashers”, “Super 8”, “Cloverfield”
  • Mark Harris – Academy Award Winner, “Crash”
  • Micheal Ohoven Academy Award Nominee, “Capote”
  • Joe Roth – Chairman of “The Walt Disney Studios & 20th Century Fox” Alice In Wonderland”, “Snow White and the Huntsman”, “Maleficent”
  • April Webster – Emmy Award Winner, “Star Wars”, “Star Trek”, “Lost”, “Mission Impossible”
  • Kerry Barden – “Spotlight”
  • Marci Liroff“E.T.” “Indiana Jones”
  • Sarah Finn – “Avengers”, “Ironman”, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
  • Shawn Dawson – “Dexter
  • Jane Jenkins – “Angels and Demons”, “Frost/Nixon”, “A Beautiful Mind”, “The Da Vinci Code”
  • Junie Lowry-Johnson – 8 Time Emmy Winner, “Desperate Housewives”, “Trueblood”, “Bruce Almighty”
  • Denise Chamian – “Saving Private Ryan”, “Transformers”, “Pirates of Caribbean”
  • Randy Hiller – “Crash”, “Iron Man”
  • Debra Aquila –  “Shawshank Redemption”
  • Dan Hubbard – London,  
  • And Casting Directors in Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Czech Republic & Russia and many more.

Top Managers & Agents:

  • CAA – Several Agents
  • ICM Partners
  • William Morris Endeavor 
  • United Agents – Dallas Smith – London
  • Paradigm and many more
  • Simon Beaufoy Academy Award Winner, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • Bobby Moresco Academy Award Winner, “Crash”
  • John Gatins Academy Award Nominee, “Flight”
  • David Ward Academy Award Winner,“The Sting”
  • Edward Lachman Academy Award Nominee,”Far From Heaven”
  • A.R. Rahman 2 Time Academy Award Winning Composer and Song, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • James Horner 2 Time Academy Award Winning Composer and Song, “Titanic”, “Avatar”
  • Lionel Richie Academy Award & Golden Globe Winner, Singer/Songwriter
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