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Dustin Hoffman

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45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 02 December 2012

Kirsty Young's castaway this week is Dustin Hoffman.

In spite of his Aunt Pearl telling him he wasn't good looking enough to be an actor for the past forty-five years he's been crafting landmark movie performances. He is that rare and apparently contradictory thing - a character actor and a superstar.

The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Lenny, All The President's Men, Marathon Man, Kramer v Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, Wag The Dog, and Last Chance Harvey are just a handful of the movies that contribute to an unparalleled body of work: he is the only actor in history to have top billing in three films that won Best Picture Oscars.

Now in his mid-70s he is making his directorial debut.

He says "I'm always fighting to break through... I'm trying to show you the part of me that wants to love, wants to kill, that wants to find my way out, that feels there is no way out."

Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

Music Played

8 items
  • Image for Ritchie Valens

    Ritchie Valens La Bamba

    Million Sellers, DISKY

  • Image for Slim Gaillard

    Slim Gaillard Cement Mixer

    Dusk Fire, BGO

  • Image for Otis Redding

    Otis Redding (Sittin’On) The Dock of the Bay

    The Definitive Collection, ATLANTIC

  • Image for Diana Krall

    Diana Krall Frim Fram Sauce

    All for You, IMPULSE

  • Image for Bette Midler

    Bette Midler Shoot the Breeze

    1977 NBC TV show

  • Image for Jon Hendricks

    Jon Hendricks How High the Moon

    Young Lions & Old Tigers, Telarc Distribution

  • Image for Donnie Brooks

    Donnie Brooks Memphis

    The Best of Donni Brooks, K-Tel

  • Image for Trevor Peacock and David Ryall

    Trevor Peacock and David Ryall Are You Havin' Any Fun?

    Quartet (Soundtrack), Decca

Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
Dustin Hoffman

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