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    Dustin Hoffman & Judi Dench Team To Star In Adaptation Of Roald Dahl’s ‘Esio Trot’

    The movie world has been in love with Roald Dahl almost as much as readers. The author's whimsical books have charmed many, both young and old, leading to film adaptations such as the classic "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory," Wes Anderson's "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "James And The Giant Peach" and m...

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    Kevin Costner Books 'Midnight Delivery' For Guillermo Del Toro, Dustin Hoffman Cooks Up 'Chef' & More

    Looks like Kevin Costner is following up his performance as Pa Kent in “Man Of Steel” with another patriarch role, only this time as the focal point in the Guillermo Del Toro-produced thriller “Midnight Delivery.” According to THR, Costner is in talks to star as a father who must become a drug mule ...

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    Dustin Hoffman Brought to Tears While Eloquently Explaining Why 'Tootsie' Was "Never a Comedy"

    In the clip below from the American Film Institute's archives, Dustin Hoffman reflects on why and how he pursued the 1982 film, "Tootsie." The video starts with Hoffman emphatically asking the question he found central to the film, and ends with a poignant moment of realization. The content is best ...

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    Quote of the Day: Dustin Hoffman on Everyday Misogyny

    Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie is truly one of the great performances of all time. Hoffman talks about the experience of playing the now iconic role of Dorothy Michaels and how the process led him to think differently about women.

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    Trailers from Hell: Josh Olson on Gritty Street Drama 'Straight Time,' Starring Dustin Hoffman

    New Year's Potpourri week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Josh Olson introducing "Straight Time," which star Dustin Hoffman directed for the first few days of production, and features a screenplay with uncredited contributions by Michael Mann.

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    Review: Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet' Is An Amiable, Harmless Showcase For Brit Acting Talent

    Dustin Hoffman has taken 45 years as both one of our most acclaimed actors, and as a major box office draw, to step behind the camera. In fact, that's not strictly true; Hoffman was the original director of his terminally underrated 1978 crime picture "Straight Time," but struck by indecisiveness ea...

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    Watch: Trailer For Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet'

    It may have already played at TIFF and the LFF amongst others, but Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut “Quartet” will be hitting theaters on December 28th and now a trailer for the film has arrived online which you can watch below.

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    Mill Valley Film Festival Wraps Its Oscar-Track Film Run

    The Mill Valley Film Festival has concluded its 11-day pursuit of Bay Area Academy members. The festival began with the US premiere of "Silver Linings Playbook," with director David O. Russell and star Bradley Cooper appearing for a Q& A; the film won yet another Audience Award, as did closer "Life...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Quartet'

    Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut is mainly of note because the iconic actor takes his first stab at working behind the camera. The lightweight story, an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's play about a retirement home for aging classical musicians, plays by the rules and lets the performances lead the way. Former opera stars Wilf (Billy Connolly) and Reggie (Tom Courtney) enjoy old age without much pressure. While Reggie enjoys teaching as a means of bridging the gap between classic music and popular forms, the boisterous Wilf gleefully hits on fellow retiree Cissy (Pauline Collins) while the trio gleefully reminisce about their halcy...

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    5 Of Dustin Hoffman's Most Underrated Performances

    There’s a certain generation of male stars who emerged in the 1960s and 1970s who signify that golden age of American cinema, starring in some of the most acclaimed films of that era while also maintaining long careers as box office draws that continue to this day. Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino, Robert ...

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