Was assistant director on "A View from the Bridge" on Broadway, 1965.
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Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman
5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
Did You Know?
You go to the cinema and you realize you're watching the third act. There is no first or second act. There is this massive film-making where you spend this incredible amount of money and play right to the demographic. You can tell how much money the film is going to make by how it does on the first weekend. The whole culture is in the crap house. It's not just true in the movies, it's also true ...
As roommates, Hoffman and Gene Hackman
would often go to the apartment rooftop and play the drums. Hoffman played the bongo drums while Hackman played the conga drums. They did it out of their love for Marlon Brando
, who they had heard played music in clubs. They wanted to be like Brando and were big fans of his.
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 (1991)_.