Bernard Hiller

Bernard Hiller

Stop Acting Start Living is the culmination of 35 years of performing and teaching experience around the globe.

Hollywood Acting teacher and Success coach Bernard Hiller has worked with Jeff Goldblum, LL Cool J, Lindsay Lohan, Billy Crystal, Chace Crawford, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Emilio Rivera among many others.
Bernard coached Cameron Diaz for her first big audition "The Mask" with Jim Carrey, which launched her career.

His revolutionary techniques have changed the course of lives and careers. There has never been a book available that takes the acting techniques of a Hollywood star-maker and teaches business people how to become stars in their lives and careers.

Bernard is the only coach who combines acting technique, life coaching, and success training in an entirely new and transformative way.

Leonardo DiCaprio, CAA, Samuel L Jackson and other stars recommend him as the premier acting teacher in town.

April Webster - Star Wars... "I have seen first hand how his techniques instantly improves your talent."

Bruce Dern ..."There is no class like it in America".

"Stop Acting Start Living" will not only benefit every person that reads it, but will encourage them to change the world in a profound and lasting way. This book teaches people how to wake up their brilliant, creative and powerful selves like never before. It shows them how to connect with their personal powers in a totally new and exciting way. Learning the ways to become a star is easy, and with this book you will have the tools become the star you always wanted to be.

This book will teach you how to achieve any dream or goal your heart truly desires. Importantly is how to support yourself with your talents and gifts. Bernard's unique technique has helped established artists and top business people take their careers to the next level resulting in real-life rebirths. With this book you will learn how to connect to your true authentic self in a revolutionary way. First you must discover what is unique and special about you and then develop an effective plan to achieve success. Remember "The Bigger The Dream, The Better The Life".


THANK YOU ALL PINK ELEPHANTS AND Bernard Hiller for amazing, terrifying, life changing, wonderful 3 days. I have met so many amazing people and I can't wait to get busy, continue working and to do my next Masterclasses. This is just the beginning. Thank you to all beautiful talented friends and thank you Alexander Wolpert for recommending the class

Magdalena Sverlander - London Class

Its such a strange thing, to be given something from you Bernie, that no amount of gratitude can fulfil the thanks you deserve.

I met this man a while ago who could see through my brick wall,
He seen the pain that I endured, to build a wall so tall.
But through a crack he seen my eyes, and glimpsed inside my heart,
He seen the remnants of my dreams, tearing me apart.
He asked me to stand face to face and tell him all my fears.
And when I did, I broke apart, and bathed in my own tears.
I realised just how hurt I was, and it wasn't only me,
Everyone around me shared, such a humbling sight to see.
But why was I so tearful, struggling and upset?
Discussing all these inner truths I wanted to forget.
He said I should expose my heart and prove I wasn't dead,
Forget a past of pain & hurt... forgive myself instead.
So I stood up tall, cleared my eyes and breathed deeply the fresh air,
I made a promise to be bold, and show the world how much I care.
With open arms I hugged and loved, to show what I believe...
that only if I freely give, will I in turn receive.
So make a pledge this Christmas, to love everyone you meet,
From your lover to your neighbour, or the tramp that walks the street.
A welcome hug, or a kind 'hello', and look upon their face,
You'll see their smile light up and make this world a better place.
Have A Wonderful Holiday Bernie & All Pinkies From The Bottom Of My Heart...

Fran Gilhooley- London Class

HI Bernard! I regret that we have not met in a while. I am in France right now, and I have sold my first script today. This is a huge milestone for me, I am sure you understand that. I felt the need to write to you and thank you. Thank you for what you have taught me, without that knowledge, without the outlook on life you gave me, this would have been impossible. I am sure we will meet soon and I will say that to you in person. With every passing day, your words make more sense. What you do matters.
I know we will meet again soon.
Thank you.

Nick Sarkisov- Los Angeles Class

I just wanted to tell you that your work is much MORE important than acting itself.
It's much MORE important than being a singer. Much MORE than being a dancer.
Much MORE than doing movies. Without people LIKE YOU, there wouldn't be any stars. Without teachers like you, actors are nothing. Without artists like you, Art is nothing.

Milad Klein - Actor, Germany

What do you think Bernard's gifts are?

He has a rare invaluable gift of helping people to wake up to the true brilliant, creative, loving and powerful people we all are underneath our "stories". With his uncanny x-ray vision and depth of compassion, Bernard helps people to identify these old stories and negative beliefs that are literally running our lives. He shows them how to step out of them and reconnect to their hearts and souls. Bernard facilitates real-life rebirths for people and artists. He sees the truth behind everyone's masks and gives them permission to be who they are and discover their full potential. He allows people to discover their dreams and follow the path they were always meant to be on. He has the gift of helping them to find their talent and allowing it to flourish. He is wise beyond words. He helps us to find the star- that is inside us.

Karen Strassman - LA Actress - Film- TV- Commercial and Voice-Over's

What attracted you to be in his class?

I called Bernie after going to a bunch of so called "great" acting studios in town and not being impressed with the teaching or the acting. I saw an advertisement for his Master class which listed some incredible industry guests and I thought if he can bring in these types of well-known Hollywood people he must be good. I met with him, and asked, what he offered that was unique, and he said, "What I do changes life's." I was amused for a second but felt if that was true, I had to work with him. He was exactly what I was looking for and he did change my life and my career tremendously.

Adrian Gaeta- Los Angeles Actor- Film, TV, Commercial

I've always wanted to learn as much as I can about the craft of acting and I've always wanted to go to Hollywood. Well, what I got was a million times more in both cases. He has changed my destiny.

Rick Cosnett- Australian and Los Angeles Actor Film, Commercial, TV

What do you think you learned in Bernard's classes that you could only have learned by being there?

Before working with Bernard, I had a list of reasons why I thought I could not succeed as an actor: too short, to plain, to old, etc... but when Bernard spoke to us about "unlikely winners" and proceeded to list all the successful actors in the business who are wildly successful despite going against all stereotypes. After that, my career took off.
Karen Strassman Actress- Film, TV, Commercial, Voice- Over's
Being an alive, completely vulnerable, emotional actor and living in the moment. He taught me to go from acting to "being". Through his unique exercises, I have gotten more connected to myself. He teaches you important steps to becoming a professional human being and artist so that you can achieve success. Everything that he says is gold and if your not there to hear it than how can you become great? -I've become the actor I always wanted to be.

Adrian Gaeta - Los Angeles Actor Film, TV, Commercial

That all fears, are questions you need to answer. That confidence is built only by doing things you're afraid of. That love is ever present as long as you don't allow your personality to get in the way -I started to work on major films after using his techniques.

Paul Barrett- Paris and London, Los Angeles Actor, Film, TV

What is the impact on your life from taking Bernard's classes?

That I am enough. Bernie has set me on my path to achieving every part of my dreams. Gratitude and giving of yourself is what makes life beautiful. Be a better person, have a fuller life and you will be a better actor. I now know, I can and am living the life I always dreamed of. I am now constantly discovering and striving to be the person I want to be. It's exciting to be living my dream, awake!

Rick Cosnett -Australian and Los Angeles Actor -Film, TV, Commercial

I've become unstoppable and that know I'm worthy of my dreams. "The Bigger the Dream- The Better The Life". I just got a great role in a big movie because of the Casting Director I met in his class. I love Bernard.

Bernd Capitain- German Actor, Film TV

Just to let you know, I got the part in the Tornatore movie and will be working with Geoffrey Rush!!
It's about 12 scenes. A wonderful opportunity so I am very happy. Filming in Venice and Prague.
I want to thank you for all your support and wisdom that helped bring me to where I am today. I can never thank you enough for believing in me.... until I was able to believe in myself.
You're amazing and I am so grateful for everything you have given me.

Sean Buchanan

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