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Tales of Hoffman (Dustin, that is)

August 15, 2010

Starting his acting career on TV episodes of Naked City and The Defenders in the early 60s,  Dustin Hoffman would soon rise to stardom on the silver screen thanks to his portrayal of college-graduate-at-the-crossroads Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate. From there, his brilliant takes on street rat Ratso Rizzo (Midnight Cowboy) and a century-old survivor of Custer’s Last Stand (Little Big Man) left no doubt that Hoffman’s career would become a long and versatile one.  Today his contribution to film alone spans 53 years.

In January Hoffman will co-star with Paul Giamatti in Barney’s Version (you may remember a previous pairing of the two in 2003’s Confidence).   There is also talk that although December’s Meet the Fockers sequel has completed filming without Hoffman, they may reshoot to include him after all.  And next year Hoffman teams up with Anthony Hopkins for The Song of Names.

In this video retrospective, Rick & Ron pay tribute to the many faces of Dustin Hoffman.

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