He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "As You Like It," in the Nineteenth Midsummer Festival (Shakespeare's Comedies) production at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. Gilmor Brown was artistic director. Jack Warfield was director.
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Did You Know?
[Glancing at his Oscar for Kramer vs. Kramer
(1979)] He has no genitalia and he's holding a sword. I'd like to thank my mother and father for not practicing birth control.
As roommates, Hoffman and Gene Hackman
would often go to the apartment rooftop and play the drums. Hoffman played the bongo drums while Hackman played the conga drums. They did it out of their love for Marlon Brando
, who they had heard played music in clubs. They wanted to be like Brando and were big fans of his.
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