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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I think the most insulting thing you can do to a director is to challenge when he or she is satisfied with your interpretation.
His performance as Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man
(1988) is ranked #88 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. Hoffman says he infused his portrayal with aspects of the personality of a patient he had known from the days when he worked as a nurse's aide in a New York City psychiatric facility.
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