Dustin Hoffman: Hollywood's Antihero

Overview

One of Hollywood's most bankable stars, Dustin Hoffman is a rare acting genius and Hollywood legend. From innocent Benjamin Braddock to autistic savant Raymond Babbit, his stellar movie performances have won him numerous awards, ecstatic popular acclaim and worldwide fame.
Well-known celebrity biographer Jeff Lenburg tells the inside story of this award-winning actor in this fully revised, revealing biography. With great attention to detail, the author examines the man and his ...
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Overview

One of Hollywood's most bankable stars, Dustin Hoffman is a rare acting genius and Hollywood legend. From innocent Benjamin Braddock to autistic savant Raymond Babbit, his stellar movie performances have won him numerous awards, ecstatic popular acclaim and worldwide fame.
Well-known celebrity biographer Jeff Lenburg tells the inside story of this award-winning actor in this fully revised, revealing biography. With great attention to detail, the author examines the man and his work—Hoffman's coming of age, his brilliant career, his bravura acting style, his classic films and behind-the-scene stories—as well as the marriages and personal life of this demanding and difficult actor.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595182701
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9
1 Birth of an Antihero 11
2 New York, New York ... Off-Broadway work, A View from the Bridge, Madigan's Millions 17
3 The First Big Break: The Graduate 31
4 Things Pick Up: John and Mary, Jimmy Shine, Midnight Cowboy--and marriage 43
5 New Roles: Little Big Man ... and becoming a father 63
6 Branching Out: Straw Dogs; Harry Kellerman; Alfredo, Alfredo 75
7 Picking and Choosing: Papillon 87
8 The Third Disappointment: Lenny, directing on Broadway 99
9 Another Key Performance: All the President's Men 117
10 The First Artists Years: Marathon Man, Straight Time, Agatha 129
11 Breaking Up Divorce, legal trouble with First Artists 145
12 The Elusive Oscar: Kramer vs. Kramer 155
13 Starting Over Remarriage, Tootsie 173
Filmography 187
Bibliography 205
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