Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Cameron Diaz… are just a few of the celebrities who endorse the acting and transformational coaching techniques of Bernard Hiller. He’s mentored many Hollywood and European stars, as well as working with CEO’s entrepreneurs around the world to help them fulfil their career goals and dream. And in the run-up to awards season, he is again offering his Oscar Awards predictions, which he’s done in high-profile publications for many years.
Hiller has been to the Academy Awards numerous times, having worked on many of the nominated films, and says he’s always honored to be there. He said: “I’ve been on the red carpet at the Oscars and have been interviewed by reporters from Germany, Italy, France, the UK, all wanting to know who I thought was going to win the Academy Awards. I’ve also made Oscar predictions for newspapers in Spain, Germany and England.”
When it comes to the Oscars, Hiller knows his stuff. In fact, he’s interviewed and hosted 68 Academy Award winners or nominees in his Global Acting Masterclasses. Here’s ‘Green Book’ director Peter Farrelly at one of his masterclasses, relaying an anecdote about Hiller and Barbra Streisand:
Hiller is looking forward to 2024 as he’ll be working with Andy Serkis (actor in ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Black Panther’ and director of ‘Venom’, which has now grossed $550 million and counting). Hiller said: “I wrote a screenplay, which we are shooting in the Czech Republic 2024. It’s called ‘Brundibar’. It’s a film about the importance of the performing arts and how it connects us all. I’m also a producer and actor on the project and Andy is the director. We start pre-production next year.”
Perhaps one of Hiller’s closest Hollywood partnerships is with ‘Mean Girls’ actress Lindsay Lohan, who he’s worked with for many years. Hiller said: “Lindsay and I have the best relationship. We have been together for seven years now. I work with actors who are already great; they just want to be brilliant. I’ve coached with many superstars around the world, and they all have one thing in common – they want to be better for themselves. They would like to be the best actors. I believe that with a great coach or mentor you could achieve that.” Hiller will often go over a script with Lohan and exchange ideas. He adds: “I’m on set with her, if she needs help or support in any way.”
Lohan said of Hiller:”I don’t really see Bernard as just a coach. He’s more of an advisor of skill and a mentor. He helps you see what’s not written on the page and bring those aspects of the character to life.” The ‘Hollywood Reporter’ wrote an article about their unique relationship.https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-features/lindsay-lohan-netflix-comeback-falling-for-christmas-1235227605/?mc_cid=827bf3d8b0&mc_eid=UNIQID
Among his many devotees, Hiller is called “the transformational wizard”. He is now applying the acting methods that he teaches Hollywood actors to business people and entrepreneurs. He recently spoke to 4,000 people at Mindvalley University, a global learning experience, and participants said that his unique style and techniques helped them transform their lives during his sessions. In 2024, he will continue to speak at business events around the world.
Hiller was recently the host at the Italian Film Festival. He said: “This is a huge event, which was held in Los Angeles. Artists from around the world attend this unique celebration. Plus, this year I’ll also have some hosting duties for the upcoming Hollywood Critics Alliance.”