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Dustin Hoffman Films Viewed by Kathy
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Director: Michael Apted
Starring Vanessa Redgrave, Dustin Hoffman, Timothy Dalton, Helen Morse, Celia Gregory, Paul Brooke, Carolyn Pickles, Timothy West, Tony Britton, Alan Badel, Liz Smith and Peter Arne
A fictitious account of crime writer Agatha Christie's unexplained 11-day disappearance in 1926. Facing the breakdown of her marriage to a war hero, the famous author assumes a new identity and flees to a spa town where she sets in motion a bizarre and drastic revenge plot against her husband and his mistress. Thousands scour the British countryside for her, including an American reporter who is hot on her trail.
All the President's Men (1976)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Starring: Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Hal Holbrook, Jason Robards, Meredith Baxter and Jane Alexander
In the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defence case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organisers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself.
Dick Tracy (1990)
Director: Warren Beatty
Based on the 'Dick Tracy' comic strips by Chester Gould
Starring: Warren Beatty, Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, James Caan, Glenne Headly, Charlie Corsmo, Charles Durning, Dick Van Dyke, Paul Sorvino, Kathy Bates, Catherine O'Hara, Henry Silva, Colm Meaney, R.G. Armstrong, Michael J. Pollard, Chick Hicks, Ed O'Ross and Seymour Cassel
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob.
The Graduate (1967)
Director: Mike Nichols
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson, Buck Henry, Brian Avery, Walter Brooke, Norman Fell, Alice Ghostley and Marion Lorne
Benjamin Braddock has just finished college and, back at his parents' house, he's trying to avoid the one question everyone keeps asking: What does he want to do with his life? An unexpected diversion crops up when he is seduced by Mrs. Robinson, a bored housewife and friend of his parents. But what begins as a fun tryst turns complicated when Benjamin falls for the one woman Mrs. Robinson demanded he stay away from, her daughter, Elaine.
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Director: Robert Benton
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Justin Henry, Jane Alexander, Petra King, Melissa Morell, Howard Duff, George Coe, JoBeth Williams, Howland Chamberlain and Dan Tyra
Ted Kramer's wife leaves him, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Last Chance Harvey (2008) (2009)
Director: Joel Hopkins
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Kathy Baker, James Brolin, Eileen Atkins, Liane Balaban, Daniel Lapaine and Richard Schiff
In London for his daughter's wedding, struggling jingle-writer Harvey Shine misses his plane to New York and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate, a British government worker stuck in an endless cycle of work, phone calls from her mother and blind dates. A connection forms between the unhappy pair, who soon find themselves falling in love.
Little Big Man (1970)
Director: Arthur Penn
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam, Jeff Corey, Richard Mulligan, Cal Bellini, Thayer David, William Hickey and James Anderson
When a curious oral historian turns up to hear the life story of 121-year-old Jack Crabb, he can scarcely believe his ears. Crabb tells of having been rescued and raised by the Cheyenne, of working as a snake-oil salesman, as a gunslinger and as a mule skinner under General Custer. As if those weren't astonishing enough, he also claims to be the only white survivor of the infamous Battle of the Little Bighorn.
Marathon Man (1976)
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Richard Bright, Marc Lawrence and Treat Williams
Thomas "Babe" Levy is a Columbia graduate student and long-distance runner who is oblivious to the fact that his older brother Doc is a government agent chasing down a Nazi war criminal - that is, until Doc is murdered and Babe finds himself knee-deep in a tangle of stolen gems and sadistic madmen. Even his girlfriend Elsa becomes a suspect as everything Babe believed to be true is suddenly turned upside down.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Salt and Barnard Hughes
Convinced of his irresistible appeal to women, Texas dishwasher Joe Buck quits his job and heads for New York City, thinking he'll latch on to some rich dowager. However, New York is not as hospitable as he imagined and Joe soon finds himself living in an abandoned building with a Dickensian layabout named Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo. The two form a rough alliance and together they kick-start Joe's hustling career just as Ratso's health begins to deteriorate.
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Robert Deman, Woodrow Parfrey, Bill Mumy, Richard Angarola, George Coulouris, Ratna Assan, William Smithers, Val Avery, Gregory Sierra, Vic Tayback, John Quade, Mills Watson and Fred Sadof
Convicted murderer Henri Charriere, known as "Papillon" for his butterfly chest tattoo, is transported to French Guiana to serve his sentence in a work camp. Determined to escape, Papillon forms an unlikely relationship with the frail but notorious forger Louis Dega, who reluctantly joins in the attempt. Despite the harshness of solitary confinement, brutal conditions and constant threats of betrayal, Papillon leads a desperate escape off the island.
Rain Man (1988)
Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Jerry Molen, Ralph Seymour, Michael D. Roberts, Bonnie Hunt, Beth Grant, Lucinda Jenney and Barry Levinson
When car dealer Charlie Babbitt learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has an autistic older brother named Raymond and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.
Director: Sydney Pollack
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Terri Garr, Sydney Pollack, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, George Gaynes and Geena Davis
Michael Dorsey is desperate; he can't find a job. That is, until he gets a female role in a soap opera and becomes very famous. Of course, nobody knows that this new television star is a man. But, after a while, he falls in love with the leading actress of the series and here is the big problem: how can he express his feelings, since she thinks that Michael is a woman?
Wag the Dog (1998)
Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin and Kirsten Dunst
Before elections, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to "fabricate" a war in order to cover-up a presidential sex scandal.
Quartet (2012) (2012)
Director: Dustin Hoffman
Based on the play by Ronald Harwood
Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith, Andrew Sachs and Gwyneth Jones
At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.
A list of the films I have so far seen starring American actor and director Dustin Hoffman.
Listed in alphabetical order.
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