Appeared (as "Shylock") in a revival of William Shakespeare
's "The Merchant Of Venice" on Broadway, for which he received a Tony nomination as Best Actor (Play), 1990.
2 Biographical Movies |
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1 Portrayal |
22 Interviews |
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9 Pictorials |
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5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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[on learning about Santa Anita Park while making Luck
(2011)] Through David Milch
. David knows more about it than anything else. I shouldn't say that, because my wife [Lisa Gottsegen
]'s father was a "degenerate" [a nickname for a regular gambler], and my wife went to the track with him when she was 6 years old. My wife has told me everything I have to know about the track, because as a child, ...
He was a neighbor of Mel Brooks
in New York and was set to play the role of Franz Liebkind in Brooks' first film, The Producers
(1967). Just before production was to commence, Hoffman was offered the role of Ben Braddock in The Graduate
(1967), co-starring Brooks' wife Anne Bancroft
, and asked to be let out of his contract. The role of Liebkind eventually went to Kenneth Mars
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) and an autistic in Rain Man