Was assistant director on "A View from the Bridge" on Broadway, 1965.
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Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman
5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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I don't like the fact that I have to get older so fast, but I like the fact that I'm aging so well.
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
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