To have a newfound respect for Dustin Hoffman?

(38 Posts)

After seeing this ?

I found it very touching to see someone 'get it'

workingtitle Thu 11-Jul-13 08:46:36

Wow, thanks for sharing. What an insightful man.

ophelia275 Thu 11-Jul-13 08:40:20

Dustin Hoffman is one of my favourite actors. He seems like a genuinely nice guy and Tootsie is a great film.

softlysoftly Thu 11-Jul-13 00:28:50

Who runs "Lisa Hoffman Beauty"....

But all credit for sticking with his wife, he seems fairly clean cut rare in his line of work.

shewhowines Thu 11-Jul-13 00:28:28

Probably a decent guy then, if his Hollywood marriage has lasted that long. Sounds as if he may well have put his money where his mouth is. He hasn't traded his wife in, for a younger, newer model, as they usually do.

He married his second wife before Tootsie, shew.

softlysoftly Thu 11-Jul-13 00:20:33

I like him and the video but I'm calling american bullshit on the tears. Would have been perfect insight without them.

shewhowines Thu 11-Jul-13 00:11:17

What have his women been like since?

MardyBra Thu 11-Jul-13 00:07:56

Good on you Dustin. I've always had respect for him as an actor although I've always found the Lawrence Olivier "try acting, dear boy" anecdote quite amusing.

As a dumpy middle-aged not-particularly-attractive woman I am increasingly finding that I am ignored and passed over in social situations where people don't know me. I was recently at a party where, on a couple of occasions, I was just about to open my mouth and come out with some killer lines. But the person I was about to engage with would suddenly move on to someone else.

It isn't just men. I am aware that younger, thinner or more beautiful women sometimes write me off as uninteresting because I'm less aesthetically pleasing than them.

Luckily I seem to hold my own once people take the time to get to know me. smile

SixPackWellies Wed 10-Jul-13 06:44:21

I was not expecting to be moved as I can be a bit of a hardened cycnic, but that was moving. How honest he was about it all.

Longdistance Wed 10-Jul-13 04:08:29

I've always admired him for the roles he's played.

He seems rather intelligent with the way he conducts himself as an actor.

Thanks for putting that up op smile

LostLion Wed 10-Jul-13 03:48:46

That is a really lovely bit of self-reflection.

I think I just fell a little bit in love with Dustin Hoffman.

garlicsmutty Wed 10-Jul-13 03:38:10

another vote of thanks for this thread smile

NoComet Wed 10-Jul-13 01:37:43

Thanks for sharing, that a fascinating insight in women's minds for me too.

I'm not beautiful, but I am clever and so not being beautiful doesn't bother me. I scrub up well enough when I need to and that's always been enough for me.

I've always been very content in my own skin and, I think that's very liberating.

mummylin Wed 10-Jul-13 01:30:45

He wasnt stifling laughter, he was trying not to cry !

mercury7 Wed 10-Jul-13 01:21:39

great video!
mind you I'm surprised that a bloke would think he'd look good as a woman (I realise that's a side issue and not the point of the video)

TylerHopkins Wed 10-Jul-13 01:11:59

Thought what he said was really interesting but the way he was stifling laughter at some points made me feel a bit hmm. Felt a bit PR stuntish.

NapaCab Wed 10-Jul-13 00:33:45

'his honesty' that should read

NapaCab Wed 10-Jul-13 00:32:23

I heard an interview on the radio here recently with Dustin Hoffman and it changed my view of him too. He was talking about how he always avoided action movie roles as he never wanted to be required to glamorize gun violence or shoot a gun (apart from a couple of movies where it was a comic thing). He described how he had once been threatened at gunpoint early in his career and how terrifying it was. He said that action films make guns seem trivial and he disagreed with that.

I was very impressed with is honesty and morals.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 09-Jul-13 23:53:02

I've always loved Dustin, he's always seemed more intelligent and deeper than most of Hollywood.

Nanny0gg Tue 09-Jul-13 23:46:16

He's always been my favourite actor and I love watching him on chat shows and suchlike because he's so interesting.

But I really was impressed by that interview. Shame he's pretty much alone in his views.

Quangle Tue 09-Jul-13 23:25:46

Gosh. Amazing. Clearly someone who thinks and carefully observes his own feelings. Love him.

onedev Tue 09-Jul-13 23:04:47

Agreed Eyesunder - you put that so well & thanks Op for sharing.

foslady Tue 09-Jul-13 20:29:43

You've put it perfectly Eyesunderarock - and thank you OP for sharing

Eyesunderarock Tue 09-Jul-13 20:20:57

It says a huge amount about his own sense of honesty though. He'd obviously seen himself as the liberal, righteous defender of minorities and civil rights that he is. A Good Egg.
Then he had that image of himself shattered and instead of blustering, or rationalising it, he looked very clearly at his own assumptions. However distasteful that was for him, or uncomfortable.
I'm more impressed with him than before.

landrover Tue 09-Jul-13 20:16:06

Ahh it brought tears to me too x

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