"Never, ever, ever, ever, ever take a day off." - Val Kilmer on Breaking into the Acting Business
"While filming the first scene, right before their entrance, he [Hoffman] slapped Streep hard across the cheek, leaving a red mark."
How cool would it be to have a one-on-one masterclass with Dustin Hoffman?
“I was a freak accident, so I got a lead that happened to be The Graduate and it was like a light switch went on and I was an instant star" - Dustin Hoffman
During a recent Reddit AMA chat with Jason Schwartzman to promote his new film Listen Up Philip, Schwartzman was asked about his experience working on I <3 Huckabees. He went on to recall his pride about working with director David O. Russell, but also advice he received from Dustin Hoffman on set. “Every day on that movie was an incredible experience and a dream come true, every day! It was HARD, in the best way possible, because David O. Russell asks of everyone to bring everything they have to work each day, and when you get there, you are not ... Read more
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 ... Read more
Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love. CAST: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Emjay Anthony, ... Read more
As much as I like most of the big-budget films that Jon Favreau has directed, if he just stuck to smaller, personal films like Chef, you would never hear a complaint from me. Chef, written, directed and starring Favreau, is a little gem of a movie. Though, to be honest, if he cut out 15 minutes, it would make the film that much better. Favreau stars as Chef Carl Casper, one of the top Chef’s in Los Angeles. When the biggest food critic in town decides to re-review the restaurant he works at, the owner (Dustin Hoffman) wants to play ... Read more
Not many septuagenarians -- soon to be octogenarians -- actresses still work steadily in film and television, but Dame Maggie Smith is no normal actress. Along with starring on the critically acclaimed Downton Abbey television series, she recently appeared in Quartet, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut.
In an interview with NPR promoting his directorial debut Quartet, acting legend Dustin Hoffman talked about getting his start in acting. Famously, Hoffman beat out other actors for his breakthrough role of Benjamin in The Graduate like Robert Redford, who far more resembled the character in the original novel.
Dustin Hoffman began his first directing project back in 1978 on the film Straight Time—before he fired himself for lack of confidence.
There's a famous, though embellished, story about classically trained actor Laurence Olivier and method actor Dustin Hoffman on the set of Marathon Man. According to the legend, Olivier asked Hoffman why he looked so tired on the set one morning, and Hoffman explained that he had stayed up the whole night in order to properly play a character who had stayed up all night. As a joke, Olivier replied something to the effect of, "Why not try acting? It's much easier."
Lawyer Sam Dempster was jogging in London's Hyde Park when he had a heart attack and collapsed. Academy Award winning actor Dustin Hoffman just happened to walk by and noticed Sam frothing at the mouth and falling on his face.
If there’s ever a time when Dustin Hoffman is completely at peace, it’s when he’s in front of a camera or on stage.
Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, the movie follows the life of Barney Panofsky (Giamatti) as we watch him through 3 marriages, a popular TV show and a possible murder rap.