Previous Guests

 

Bernard Hiller Studio is pleased to welcome Academy Award winning Actors, Directors, Producers, Screenwriters, top 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 his students around the world.

 

            • Al Pacino 8 Time Academy Award
            • Bruce Dern 2 Time Academy Award Nominee “Nebraska”, “Coming Home” 
            • Bryan Cranston 5 Time Emmy & Golden Globe Winner, Academy Award Nominee
            • “Breaking Bad”, “Argo”, “Drive” 
            •  Jeremy Irons Academy Award– “Reversal of Fortune”
            • David Oyelowo Golden Globe Nominee SELMA”, “Jack Reacher” 
            • Lionel Richie Academy Award & Golden Globe Winner Singer/Songwriter
            • Director Baz Luhrmann Academy Award Nominee “Moulin Rouge”, “The Great Gatsby”
            • Hylda Queally – CAA
            • Director Brett Ratner  The Revenant”, “Hercules”, “Horrible Bosses”, “X-Men 3”s
            • Dallas Smith – United Agent
            • Director Paul Haggis 2 Time Academy Award Winning Director & Writer “Crash”, “Million Dollar Baby”
            • Producer Mark Johnson Academy Award Winning Producer “Breaking Bad”, “Rainman”, “The Notebook”, “Donnie Brasco”
            • Vanessa Redgrave Academy Award Winner “Julia”, “Howard End”, “Isadora”
            • Director / Producer Edward Zwick Academy Award Winning Producer “Shakespeare in Love”, “Traffic”, “The Last Samurai”, “Legends of the Fall”
            • Director Michael Radford 2 Time Academy Award Nominee “II Postino”, “The Merchant of Venice”
            • Casting Director April Webster Emmy Award Winner “Star Wars”, “Star Trek”, “Lost”, “Mission Impossible”
            • Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy Academy Award Winner “Slumdog Millionaire”
            • Screenwriter Bobby Moresco Academy Award Winner “Crash”
            • Producer Gianni Nunnari ACCA Winner “300″, “Seven”, “The Departed”, “Shutter Island”
            • Director Mike Newell “Four Weddings and A Funeral”, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, “Donnie Brasco”
            • Casting Director Sarah Finn “Avengers”, “Ironman”, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
            • Director Stephen Frears Academy Award Nominee “ Philomena”, “The Queen”, “Dangerous Liaisons”, “The Grifters”
            • Casting Director Shawn Dawson “Dexter”
            • Producer Brian Grazer Academy Award Winning Producer “A Beautiful Mind”, “Frost/Nixon”, “Apollo 13”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “Angels & Demons”
            • Composer A.R. Rahman 2 Time Academy Award Winning Composer and Song “Slumdog Millionaire”
            • Director Terry Gilliam Academy Award Nominee “Monty Python”, “The Fisher King”
            • Toby Jones “The Girl”, “The Hunger Games”, “Infamous”
            • Director Rob Reiner Academy Award Nominee “A Few Good Men”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “Stand By Me”

 

  • Franco Nero “Camelot”, “Django”
  • Director Simon Curtis “My Week with Marilyn
  • Executive Producer Erwin Stoff Unbroken”, “I Am Legend”, “The Matrix”, “The Blind Side
  • Producer Mark Canton “300”
  • Frances Fisher “Titanic”, “Unforgiven”, “Resurrection”
  • Producer Barry Navidi “The Merchant of Venice”
  • Producer Peter Guber “Rain Man”, “Batman”, “The Color Purple”
  • Producer Avi Lerner “16 Blocks”, “88 Minutes”, “The Expendables 1-4”
  • Virginia Madsen Academy Award Nominee “Sideways”
  • Screenwriter/ Producer – John Gatins Academy Award Nominee “Flight”
  • Executive Producer Richard Middleton Academy Award “The Artist”, “Hitchcock”
  • Casting Director Jane Jenkins “Angels and Demons”, “Frost/Nixon”, “A Beautiful Mind”, “Transformers”, “The Da Vinci Code”
  • Co-Creator – Executive Producer Lee Aronsohn “Two and Half Men”, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Peter Gallagher “Sex, Lies and Videotape”, “American Beauty”, “The OC”
  • Director Stefan Ruzowitzky Academy Award Winner – Best Foreign Film “Die Falscher”, “The Counterfeiters”
  • Director Agnieszka Holland Academy Award Nominee “Europa Europa”, “In Darkness”
  • Executive Producer Guy Riedel “Wedding Crashers”, “Super 8”, “Cloverfield”
  • Casting Director Junie Lowry-Johnson 8 Time Emmy Winner “Desperate Housewives”, “Trueblood”, “Bruce Almighty”
  • Director Andy Tennant “Hitch”, “Bounty Hunter”
  • Producer Mark Harris Academy Award Winner “Crash”
  • Screenwriter David Ward Academy Award Winning Screenwriter “The Sting”
  • Jackie Earle Haley Academy Award Nominee “Lincoln”, “Little Children”
  • Emilio Rivera “Sons of Anarchy”, “Traffic”, “Bruce Almighty”
  • Producer Micheal Ohoven Academy Award Nominee  “Capote”
  • Casting Director Denise Chamian “Saving Private Ryan”, “Transformers”, “Pirates of Caribbean”
  • Casting Director Randy Hiller “Crash”, “Iron Man”
  • Casting Director Debra Aquila “Shawshank Redemption”
  • Director Garry Marshall “Pretty Woman”, “Valentines Day”
  • Actor/ Director / Producer / Writer – Michele Placido “Ernesto”, “Pizza Connection”
  • Producer Joe Roth – Chairman of “The Walt Disney Studios & 20th Century Fox” “Alice In Wonderland”, “Snow White and the Huntsman”, “Maleficent”
  • Composer James Horner 2 Time Academy Award Winning Composer and Song “Titanic”, “Avatar”
  • Producer Jerry Weintraub “Ocean’s 11,12.13″, :Behind the Candelabra” Frank Sinatra, Elvis…
  • Top Managers & Agents from CAA, ICM, WME & PARADIGM and many more.
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