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In Which Dustin Hoffman Gives Me A Case Of The Cries

Dustin Hoffman talks about playing Tootsie
"If you were born a woman, how would you be different?"

I don’t think about Dustin Hoffman very often, except usually in the framework of his character Tootsie, from the 1982 cross-dressing movie of the same name. In grad school, I actually wrote my master’s thesis on “Tootsie,” sort of: It was called Violence and Desire: The Trans Body On Film, or something like that. (You can get master’s degrees from watching movies — I’m living proof.)

Anyway. Here’s Hoffman in a 2012 interview discussing what it was like to play Tootsie. Hoffman breaks down in tears at the realization that he’d been brainwashed by the media into believing that women who weren’t conventionally attractive had little actual value as people.

“There’s too many interesting women I have not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainwashed,” he told his wife during filming. It’s a powerful moment of a man realizing how he’s bought into a false value system. I hope it sparks others to consider the same thing. [YouTube]

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Saucy little minx Meryl Streep hit up “Watch What Happens Live” for a rousing game of Shun, Shag or Marry with her ex-costars. The options were Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman. Personally I would have chosen Redford to shag and that offer will remain open until he’s dead. [Bravo TV]

Dustin Hoffman And His Wife Boned On Their First Date

“Yes we did [sleep together on the first date]. This was going to be her first movie star, her first older man, her first ex — someone who had broken up with their wife — and the first date and she did all four. And then she said I ruined it by calling the next day. That probably went against every romantic advice because she told me later that her grandmother always said, ‘If you give away the milk, you have to buy the cow,’ or something. What is that?… They won’t buy the cow!”

—Dustin Hoffman explains at the “Little Fockers” press conference that dudes don’t always lose interest if you have sex on the first date and that he and wife Lisa Gottsegen got busy on theirs. Then he butchers a cow metaphor. (Yes, that pun was intentional.) [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Jason Bateman And Dustin Hoffman Smooch At A B-Ball Game

At last night’s LA Lakers game, Dustin Hoffman planted one on Jason Bateman. Perhaps they were hamming it up for the jumbotron. Perhaps they realized a paparazzi photographer had his lens aimed at them and decided to do something shocking. Or maybe I’m a cynic and they’re actually in love. [Los Angeles, 6/3/10] Keep reading »

Dustin Hoffman Discusses Sex Life With Swedish Reporter

While doing publicity for Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Dustin Hoffman started going off about topics that don’t seem to mesh with the movie’s G rating. He discussed how to teach kids about sex and even asked a female reporter how often she thinks about doing it. Here’s a snippet of his insights into what he would be like if he were a woman: “One of the things I always used to say is that if I had a vagina, I would have been much more selective. But this thing called a penis is like taking a dog for a walk.” We don’t really get what he means, but we do know that Dustin’s penis also tried to play matchmaker for his son — he apparently tried to hook him up with costar Natalie Portman. Dads can be sooooo annoying! [Sydney Morning Herald]
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