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26th Dec '12 2:05:45 AM justanid
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-->''"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it captures my character.' He wanted (Captain) Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode, making faces to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."''
-->--'''Drew Struzan''', artist of the theatrical poster for ''{{Hook}}''

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born 1937) is an American actor, and a man who embodies the highest ideals of the acting art in North America. Furthermore, he did it by breaking all sorts of rules.

For one thing, when he first tried getting work, he was as un-movie star-like as you can get: short, big nosed and with the air of a shy introvert. However, perceptive directors like Mike Nichols realized what he could do; for example, in ''TheGraduate'' in 1967, he took the world by storm with a powerful sincerity in his performance which took MethodActing to its height. Furthermore, he is credited for expanding the possibilities for different ethnicities to reach Hollywood stardom during the NewHollywood era as an actor who defied the stereotypes to hit it big his way.

Furthermore, he displayed a smart career sense when he chose the slimy disreputable hustler, Ratso in ''MidnightCowboy'', for his major follow up role. In doing so, he set the reputation of the actor who can play ''any role'' like a master. These included; a 121-year-old survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in ''Film/LittleBigMan'', a quiet intellectual who has to get tough in SamPeckinpah's ''StrawDogs'', LennyBruce in ''Lenny'', a sensitive father in ''KramerVsKramer'', an actor playing a woman in ''{{Tootsie}}'', an autistic savant in ''RainMan'' and the voice of a deeply complex red panda kung fu master in the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' franchise among others. He won the AcademyAward for Best Actor both for ''Rain Man'' and ''Kramer''.

Furthermore, he has a reputation for being difficult to work with, but this is tolerated because of the fact that his suggestions/demands are made by someone who cares about his work and they often help his films become better.

Even better, if you are cast with him in a film he cares about and Hoffman feels your acting is not good enough for him, cancel your free time because you're in for some tutoring from him. If all goes well, you'll end up doing the best performance of your career because of what he taught you (for example, take a look at WillFerrell's performance in ''Film/StrangerThanFiction''). For instance, the fact that JackBlack had some of his most acclaimed acting in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is no accident, considering Hoffman insisted on coaching him through the [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene Action Film Quiet Drama Scenes]].
!!Tropes about this actor include:
* {{Adorkable}}: When he hit the big time as ''TheGraduate'', he quickly overcame the anti-semitic sneering by being adorable to women as this quiet and insecure introvert.
* DoingItForTheArt
* MasterOfDisguise
* MethodActing
* NiceJewishBoy
* StarMakingRole: ''TheGraduate''
* TypeCasting: Deliberately averted by the sheer volume of different roles he has played.

!!Notable films:
* ''TheGraduate'' (1967)
* ''MidnightCowboy'' (1969)
* ''Film/LittleBigMan'' (1970)
* ''StrawDogs'' (1971)
* ''{{Papillon}}'' (1973)
* ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen'' (1976)
* ''MarathonMan'' (1976)
* ''KramerVsKramer'' (1979)
* ''{{Tootsie}}'' (1982)
* ''{{Ishtar}}'' (1987)
* ''RainMan'' (1988)
* ''Film/FamilyBusiness'' (1989)
* ''Film/DickTracy'' (1990)
* ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (1991)
* ''{{Outbreak}}'' (1995)
* ''WagTheDog'' (1997)
* ''FindingNeverland'' (2004)
* ''IHeartHuckabees'' (2004)
* ''MeetTheFockers'' (2004)
* ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'' (2006)
* ''MrMagoriumsWonderEmporium'' (2007)
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' (2008)
* ''TheTaleOfDespereaux'' (2008)
* ''BarneysVersion'' (2010)
* ''LittleFockers'' (2010)
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' (2011)

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-->''"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it captures my character.' He wanted (Captain) Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode, making faces to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."''
-->--'''Drew Struzan''', artist of the theatrical poster for ''{{Hook}}''

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born 1937) is an American actor, and a man who embodies the highest ideals of the acting art in North America. Furthermore, he did it by breaking all sorts of rules.

For one thing, when he first tried getting work, he was as un-movie star-like as you can get: short, big nosed and with the air of a shy introvert. However, perceptive directors like Mike Nichols realized what he could do; for example, in ''TheGraduate'' in 1967, he took the world by storm with a powerful sincerity in his performance which took MethodActing to its height. Furthermore, he is credited for expanding the possibilities for different ethnicities to reach Hollywood stardom during the NewHollywood era as an actor who defied the stereotypes to hit it big his way.

Furthermore, he displayed a smart career sense when he chose the slimy disreputable hustler, Ratso in ''MidnightCowboy'', for his major follow up role. In doing so, he set the reputation of the actor who can play ''any role'' like a master. These included; a 121-year-old survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in ''Film/LittleBigMan'', a quiet intellectual who has to get tough in SamPeckinpah's ''StrawDogs'', LennyBruce in ''Lenny'', a sensitive father in ''KramerVsKramer'', an actor playing a woman in ''{{Tootsie}}'', an autistic savant in ''RainMan'' and the voice of a deeply complex red panda kung fu master in the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' franchise among others. He won the AcademyAward for Best Actor both for ''Rain Man'' and ''Kramer''.

Furthermore, he has a reputation for being difficult to work with, but this is tolerated because of the fact that his suggestions/demands are made by someone who cares about his work and they often help his films become better.

Even better, if you are cast with him in a film he cares about and Hoffman feels your acting is not good enough for him, cancel your free time because you're in for some tutoring from him. If all goes well, you'll end up doing the best performance of your career because of what he taught you (for example, take a look at WillFerrell's performance in ''Film/StrangerThanFiction''). For instance, the fact that JackBlack had some of his most acclaimed acting in ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' is no accident, considering Hoffman insisted on coaching him through the [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene Action Film Quiet Drama Scenes]].
!!Tropes about this actor include:
* {{Adorkable}}: When he hit the big time as ''TheGraduate'', he quickly overcame the anti-semitic sneering by being adorable to women as this quiet and insecure introvert.
* DoingItForTheArt
* MasterOfDisguise
* MethodActing
* NiceJewishBoy
* StarMakingRole: ''TheGraduate''
* TypeCasting: Deliberately averted by the sheer volume of different roles he has played.

!!Notable films:
* ''TheGraduate'' (1967)
* ''MidnightCowboy'' (1969)
* ''Film/LittleBigMan'' (1970)
* ''StrawDogs'' (1971)
* ''{{Papillon}}'' (1973)
* ''Film/AllThePresidentsMen'' (1976)
* ''MarathonMan'' (1976)
* ''KramerVsKramer'' (1979)
* ''{{Tootsie}}'' (1982)
* ''{{Ishtar}}'' (1987)
* ''RainMan'' (1988)
* ''Film/FamilyBusiness'' (1989)
* ''Film/DickTracy'' (1990)
* ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (1991)
* ''{{Outbreak}}'' (1995)
* ''WagTheDog'' (1997)
* ''FindingNeverland'' (2004)
* ''IHeartHuckabees'' (2004)
* ''MeetTheFockers'' (2004)
* ''Literature/{{Perfume}}'' (2006)
* ''MrMagoriumsWonderEmporium'' (2007)
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' (2008)
* ''TheTaleOfDespereaux'' (2008)
* ''BarneysVersion'' (2010)
* ''LittleFockers'' (2010)
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda2'' (2011)

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13th Oct '12 12:47:16 AM lexicon
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* ''Film/FamilyBusiness'' (1989)
30th Aug '12 8:58:05 PM BobMcGuffin
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For one thing, when he first tried getting work, he was as un-movie star-like as you can get, short, big nosed and with the air of a shy introvert. However, perceptive directors like Mike Nichols realized what he could do; for example, in ''TheGraduate'' in 1967, he took the world by storm with a powerful sincerity in his performance which took MethodActing to its height. Furthermore, he is credited for expanding the possibilities for different ethnicities to reach Hollywood stardom during the NewHollywood era as an actor who defied the stereotypes to hit it big his way.

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For one thing, when he first tried getting work, he was as un-movie star-like as you can get, get: short, big nosed and with the air of a shy introvert. However, perceptive directors like Mike Nichols realized what he could do; for example, in ''TheGraduate'' in 1967, he took the world by storm with a powerful sincerity in his performance which took MethodActing to its height. Furthermore, he is credited for expanding the possibilities for different ethnicities to reach Hollywood stardom during the NewHollywood era as an actor who defied the stereotypes to hit it big his way.
29th Jul '12 10:57:57 AM CaptainCrawdad
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Furthermore, he displayed a smart career sense when he chose the slimy disreputable hustler, Ratso in ''MidnightCowboy'', for his major follow up role. In doing so, he set the reputation of the actor who can play ''any role'' like a master. These included; a 121-year-old survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in ''Film/LittleBigMan'', a quiet intellectual who has to get tough in SamPeckinpah's ''StrawDogs'', LennyBruce in ''Lenny'', a sensitive father in ''KramerVsKramer'', a woman (to be certain, an actor playing a woman) in ''{{Tootsie}}'', an autistic savant in ''RainMan'' and the voice of a deeply complex red panda kung fu master in the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' franchise among others. He won the AcademyAward for Best Actor both for ''Rain Man'' and ''Kramer''.

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Furthermore, he displayed a smart career sense when he chose the slimy disreputable hustler, Ratso in ''MidnightCowboy'', for his major follow up role. In doing so, he set the reputation of the actor who can play ''any role'' like a master. These included; a 121-year-old survivor of the Battle of the Little Bighorn in ''Film/LittleBigMan'', a quiet intellectual who has to get tough in SamPeckinpah's ''StrawDogs'', LennyBruce in ''Lenny'', a sensitive father in ''KramerVsKramer'', a woman (to be certain, an actor playing a woman) woman in ''{{Tootsie}}'', an autistic savant in ''RainMan'' and the voice of a deeply complex red panda kung fu master in the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' franchise among others. He won the AcademyAward for Best Actor both for ''Rain Man'' and ''Kramer''.
21st Jul '12 12:45:00 PM Tapol
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-->"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it captures my character.' He wanted (Captain) Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode, making faces to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."

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-->"Dustin -->''"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it captures my character.' He wanted (Captain) Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode, making faces to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression.""''
20th Jul '12 2:59:17 PM Tapol
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-->"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it captures my character.' He wanted Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode, making faces to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."

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-->"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it captures my character.' He wanted (Captain) Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode, making faces to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."
20th Jul '12 2:58:39 PM Tapol
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-->"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it captures my character.' He wanted Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode(making faces) to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."

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-->"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it captures my character.' He wanted Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode(making faces) Mode, making faces to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."
20th Jul '12 2:57:45 PM Tapol
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-->"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it's my character.' He wanted Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."

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-->"Dustin said, 'It's not like I don't like my portrait-it's beautiful. But I don't think it's it captures my character.' He wanted Hook to look "less villainous". So I went to Dustin's house so he could show me the expression he wanted, and he answered the door in a bathrobe, eating a gallon of ice cream with a spoon. He was a very nice guy; we're walking and talking, and he suddenly goes into Actor Mode Mode(making faces) to explain what he wants. I went tearing back into my studio to find a still that approximated his expression."
20th Jul '12 9:10:17 AM Tapol
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-->--'''Drew Struzan''', the artist of the theatrical poster for ''{{Hook}}''

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-->--'''Drew Struzan''', the artist of the theatrical poster for ''{{Hook}}''
20th Jul '12 7:48:33 AM Tapol
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-->--Artist '''Drew Struzan''' on designing the poster for ''{{Hook}}''

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-->--Artist '''Drew Struzan''' on designing -->--'''Drew Struzan''', the artist of the theatrical poster for ''{{Hook}}''
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