Want to study acting from two-time Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman? You’re in luck, because the 77-year-old actor is now teaching an online class via MasterClass, a new San Francisco-based company.
“We’re students. The first year. The first five years, the first 10 years. We’re students after 50 years. I never like to give advice, but I wanted to teach what I wish someone had taught me,” said Dustin Hoffman in a statement.
In his MasterClass, which costs $90, Hoffman teaches how to create memorable characters, hone the craft and get the part. The 24 lessons include researching your character, collaborating and how to make a living at acting.
Coming up — on June 2, 2015, Hoffman will provide feedback on the most recent scene work submitted by a select few MasterClass students and answer new questions. He will also Skype live with a couple of select students from his class. Students enrolled in the class will be able to access his answers and video responses starting on June 3.
In the above exclusive video, Hoffman shares insight from his acting practice. “I like to write the dialogue out. I learn it by writing it out and memorizing it that way,” he says. Also, check out the trailer for his MasterClass below and visit the MasterClass web site.