Appeared (as "Shylock") in a revival of William Shakespeare
's "The Merchant Of Venice" on Broadway, for which he received a Tony nomination as Best Actor (Play), 1990.
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Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman
5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
Did You Know?
The truth is, the older you get, the less variety of parts you are offered. If you're a star and you've spent most of your career being able to take your pick of the litter, you notice when the offers start to diminish. You're too old to play leads, so you're offered the supporting role - but many stars don't want to make that transition. They see it as a sign of symbolic impotence. And that the ...
He was considered for the role of Beau Burruoghs in Rumor Has It...
(2005). The part was eventually played by Kevin Costner
. Beau Burruoghs was meant to be a real-life version of Hoffman's Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate
(1967), set 38 years after the film's release.
He is famous for taking a wide range of difficult roles, such as a crippled street hustler in Midnight Cowboy
(1969); an actor pretending to be a woman in Tootsie
(1982), an autistic person in Rain Man
(1988) and a Captain Pirate in Hook