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.
2 Biographical Movies |
1 Print Biography |
1 Portrayal |
22 Interviews |
31 Articles |
9 Pictorials |
26 Magazine Cover Photos |
Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman
5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
Did You Know?
We all believe what we read. I read how Tom Cruise
and I were two big egos holding up shooting. I know that isn't true - but if I wasn't making a movie with him and I just picked up the paper, I'd believe it. That's interesting, isn't it?
He was a neighbor of Mel Brooks
in New York and was set to play the role of Franz Liebkind in Brooks' first film, The Producers
(1967). Just before production was to commence, Hoffman was offered the role of Ben Braddock in The Graduate
(1967), co-starring Brooks' wife Anne Bancroft
, and asked to be let out of his contract. The role of Liebkind eventually went to Kenneth Mars
He has a reputation for being difficult to work with due to his perfectionist approach