If you ever see actor Andy Garcia tossing in his sleep, chances are he's thinking about his next movie role.
The veteran actor (The Untouchables, The Godfather: Part III, Night Falls on Manhattan) says on an upcoming edition of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio that he dreams a lot and has actually induced dreams to help prepare for his acting roles.
"There are techniques that you use to stimulate your subconscious to be active while you sleep," says Garcia. "It just connects you on a deeper level."
Garcia, who next stars opposite Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Sam Shepard in Just to Be Together, says he has also been connecting on a deeper level these days through yoga. "The greatest things come out of a relaxed state," he says. "You are available to the emotional current."
Garcia's not the only one in Hollywood who believes in the power of dreams ? Luis Mandoki, who directed the actor in the 1994 drama When a Man Loves a Woman, encourages his actors to use dream preparation. And, for all we know, the technique might possibly explain why Garcia's Godfather III co-star, Sofia Coppola, appeared to be sleepwalking throughout the film.