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Top 10 Dustin Hoffman Performances June 16, 2011

Posted by Daniel Stephens in : Uncategorized , trackback

Dustin Hoffman is one of the most versatile and talented actors of his generation. Alongside other Hollywood greats who came of age in the 1970s (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Richard Dreyfuss, Sissy Spacek, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Shelley Duvall, Cybill Shepard, Harrison Ford, et al), Hoffman is part of a revolutionary group of performers who flourished during the American new wave. Actors were pushed further, characters were more diverse, the challenge was heightened.Hoffman grasped his opportunities. He has the ability to adapt to a number of different roles singling him as one of the most talented actors Hollywood has ever seen. He rose to fame playing the naïve Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichols’ The Graduate and followed this with an Academy Award-nominated performance in John Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy. The characters couldn’t be further apart – one, a rich, young university graduate with ideals yet to be shattered by time in the real world; the other a crippled, older, world-weary con man. [Read on to see my top 10 Dustin Hoffman Performances]

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