:TV commercial: Kappahl, 2006
2 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
22 Interviews |
32 Articles |
9 Pictorials |
26 Magazine Cover Photos |
Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman
5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
Did You Know?
[on Meryl Streep
]: She's extraordinarily hardworking, to the extent that she's obsessive. I think that she thinks about nothing else but what she's doing.
After attending the Pasadena Playhouse, Hoffman decided to move to New York and looked up former Playhouse classmate Gene Hackman
. The two of them roomed together in New York at Hackman's one-bedroom apartment on 2nd Ave. and 26th St. Hoffman slept on the kitchen floor. Originally Hackman had offered to let him stay a few nights, but Hoffman would not leave. Hackman had to take him out to look ...
He is famous for taking a wide range of difficult roles, such as a crippled street hustler in Midnight Cowboy
(1969); an actor pretending to be a woman in Tootsie
(1982), an autistic person in Rain Man
(1988) and a Captain Pirate in Hook