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Dustin Hoffman

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    MVPs of the Movies: Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, Eddie Murphy and Robin Williams Top the List

    What does it take to be one of the most valuable actors of all time? 24/7 Wall St. considered this and ranked almost 700 leading actors. They found that in order to top the list, an actor needed to have starred in not just one but several high-grossing franchises

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    QUARTET

    With a sterling cast led by Maggie Smith and a script by playwright and screenwriter Ronald Harwood, whose credits include "The Dresser," "The Pianist," and "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly," this film comes with impeccable credentials for mature moviegoers.

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    Review Roundup: Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet' is Genial Escapist Fun

    Dustin Hoffman's genteel directorial debut "Quartet," starring Maggie Smith and a legion of other notable Brit actors as members of a musicans' retirement community, will play best for music-loving Anglophiles who enjoy the company of wily and entertaining British seniors. Yet again, Dame Smith stea...

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    Trailer Watch: Maggie Smith is a Retired Singing Diva in Dustin Hoffman's 'Quartet'

    The trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," has arrived. Maggie Smith stars as a former prima donna (in the literal and figurative sense) ruffling a few feathers at a home for retired opera singers...

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    Watch: Trailer for Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet' (VIDEO)

    The Weinstein Co. has officially released a trailer for Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, "Quartet," which stars Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon as residents of a retirement home for musicians. The comedy had its world premiere at the Toronto Interna...

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    Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet' Finally Gets Underway

    Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins & Michael Gambon Join Maggie Smith & Tom Courtenay In CastIt's somewhat surprising, given that most actors give it a shot at one point or another in their career, even if they never go back to it, that Dustin Hoffman has never stepped behind the camera to direct a fil...

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    Dakota Fanning And Elizabeth Olsen To Star In 'Very Good Girls'

    Peter Sarsgaard, Dustin Hoffman And Sissy Spacek To Round Out CastThe Cannes shopping continues, with streams of announcements coming out everyday. One of the more high-profile ones in the last 24 hours is "Very Good Girls," a vehicle for fast-rising starlets Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen. The ...

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    Dustin Hoffman's Directorial Debut 'Quartet' To Shoot This Fall

    First announced early last year, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut -- an adaptation of Ronald Harwood's stage comedy "Quartet" -- is now set to begin production this fall after the actor-turned-director wraps up on the David Milch-backed HBO horse-racing drama "Luck."

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    Review: 'Barney's Version' Is Oscar-Baity Yet Goes Through The Motions

    The following is a reprint of our review that first ran during the Vancouver International Film Festival.

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    Dustin Hoffman Says He Took 'Little Fockers' Gig For The "Back End" Money & 9 Other Things Learned

    Jessica Alba Denies Screenwriters Diss Comments, Ben Stiller Talks 'Zoolander 2,' & MoreFamily patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the "male nurse," Greg Focker have what it takes? Yup, it's "Little Fockers," the third film in the "Meet The Parents" trilogy. This time, director Jay Roach sat back as a producer and Paul Weitz ("American Pie," "About a Boy") took over the filmmaking reigns. All the old gang returned: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo plus some new additions in Jessica Alba, Laura Dern, and Harvey Keitel. And yes, Owen Wilson reprised his...

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