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Questions: What Advice Do You Have For Aspiring Filmmakers?

advice to actors

In this week's Academy Originals we sat down with successful actors, screenwriters, cinematographers and composers and asked them to share some insights for the benefit of would-be moviemakers.

Spanning from screenwriter John Ridley to actors Daniel Brühl and Melissa Leo to composer Hans Zimmer, most of the advice was rooted in the age-old prescription to believe in oneself.

"Dig deep inside yourself and face all of your inner demons," actor Terrence Howard suggests, "and make friends with them."

Make sure to check out an earlier edition of Questions, when we asked filmakers "What Was The First Movie That Made You Cry?"