The Hollywood Reporter attended the Toronto Film Festival and asked some of the industry’s biggest celebrities about the best career advice they had ever received. From Michael Douglas to Al Pacino, the actors dished out their words of wisdom.
Here are some of the highlights:
From Jake Gyllenhaal, “Dustin Hoffman said to me that I didn’t have to do as much as I thought I had to do.”
Ben Kingsley shared, “Do not offer the audience what they can see by sticking their nose over the fence and looking at their next door neighbors.”
Jennifer Connelly advised, “Leonardo DiCaprio said someone said to him, ‘The pain is temporary, the film is forever.'”
Rose Byrne offered up the best driving advice in the city by saying, “I always love that Bette Davis quote,’Take Fountain.” It’s like, you can’t get better than that.'”
However, one Oscar winner admitted that she gave out some not-so-helpful advice to a friend. Octavia Spencer said, “I gave bad advice, I told someone to bring a prop to an audition.”
At least she was being honest.