Appeared (as "Willy Loman") in a revival of "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway, 1984. The production won a Tony for Best Reproduction. However, his performance was looked down upon by critics and was snubbed by the Tony committee, even though he won a Drama Desk award. In 1985 he reprised this role for TV (Death of a Salesman
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[on Meryl Streep
]: She's extraordinarily hardworking, to the extent that she's obsessive. I think that she thinks about nothing else but what she's doing.
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