Appeared (as "Ridzinski") in "A Cook for Mr. General" on Broadway, Playhouse Theatre, October 19, 1961-November 11, 1961 for 28 total performances.
2 Biographical Movies |
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5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
Did You Know?
[on The Graduate
(1967)] As far as I'm concerned, Mike Nichols
did a very courageous thing casting me in a part that was not right for, meaning I was Jewish. In fact many of the reviews were negative. It was kind of veiled anti-Semitism: I was called 'big-nosed'.
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 ...
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