TV commercial (US): Volkswagen. Mr. Hoffman demonstrated the features of the VW Fastback, one notably being a trunk where he assumed the engine would be.
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Movies are a bastard art form, period. Art, I would think, is the first day you don't start with chapter 25, then jump to the beginning, then jump to the end, and it's all set in concrete, and a script is never what the movie turns out to be. It's either better or worse, but it's a blueprint. When you're painting a picture or writing, you know as well as anyone, you have the general feeling of it...
Had expressed an early desire to play the title role in Gandhi
(1982), but was offered Tootsie
(1982) the same year and ended up taking the latter role. He eventually lost the Oscar that year to Ben Kingsley
who played Gandhi.
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