Entertaining interview with Hoffman discussing his role in THE GRADUATE. At just around twenty-minutes there's certainly nothing ground-breaking here but I think the actor is so entertaining to listen to that he could have told any stories and it still would have been fun. I think the most fascinating thing is the story early on when Hoffman goes into great detail about his screen test for the movie. He talks about his thoughts leaving New York, landing in California and explaining even what the make-up was like. Hoffman talks about the embarrassment of being "worked" on with them trying to fix various issues on his face including his nose. From here we learn about him being questioned by Mike Nichols and about his first meeting with Katharine Ross when he thought it must have been a joke that anyone would consider her being with him. There's even a funny story about his pinching her butt and her going off on him. Another nice story comes towards the very end when Hoffman shares his idea for a sequel that of course never materialized. Overall, Hoffman is such an entertaining person that I could listen to him hours on end. The interview and stories are somewhat all over the place but the amount of detail really gives you a great idea what it was like going through this process of getting hired.
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