During a pre-Oscar discussion with a few of the 2008 nominee's Frank Langella reflected on his beginnings in the movies... "I wish I'd known sooner in my career how getting out of one's own way is the best advice you can give an actor. I could do anything on the stage; I had no fear. But I was like an old Italian lady in my first couple of movies. I thought my soul was being taken by the camera. So I had to find my way to be utterly open and free in front of the camera."
The best advice you can give.... get free of fear. and 'find a way to be open.'
Check out the discussion with Langella, Anne Hathaway, Brad Pitt, Robert Downey, and Mickey Rourke... Newsweek's Oscar Roundtable