Chris Tookey talks to Dustin Hoffman, who shot to stardom in 1967 with The Graduate. His seven Oscar nominations and two Oscar wins for Best Actor come from memorable performances in films including Midnight Cowboy, Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man. Hoffman is currently starring in Meet the Fockers, the sequel to the hit comedy Meet the Parents where he plays Bernie Focker, a sexually uninhibited hippy who has become a well-meaning embarrassment to his hapless son, played by Ben Stiller.
Meet the Fockers, certificate 12A, is in cinemas now.
It's been over sixty years since the first big screen appearance of Bambi and for the first time the pint-sized cinematic legend is about to be released on DVD. Film historian Ian Christie and animator In-Ah Roediger discuss whether Walt Disney's creation has lost any of its power sixty years on.
Bambi, certificate U, will be released on DVD 14 February 2005.
This week the film Hotel Rwanda won three Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay, Actor and Supporting Actress. Based on a true story the film tells of a Hutu hotel manager, played by Don Cheadle, who shelters Tutsi refugees during Rwanda's 1994 civil conflict. Although the film has opened in the US a UK distributor has yet to be announced. Chris Tookey seeks to explain how the process of securing distribution works with Daniel Battsek, Managing Director of distributor Buena Vista International.