1. Actors
  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
  3. Photo: Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn, British actress, born in Brussels, where she was born May 4, 1929 in a family of Dutch Baroness Ella van Heemstra and the English banker John Victor Hepburn-Ruston, received the name of Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn. She had…
  1. Actors
  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
  3. Photo: Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn, British actress, born in Brussels, where she was born May 4, 1929 in a family of Dutch Baroness Ella van Heemstra and the English banker John Victor Hepburn-Ruston, received the name of Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn. She had…
  4. Photo: Katharine HepburnIn the city of Hartford, in the summer May 12, 1907 into a wealthy family, was born Katherine Hepber. His father, Thomas Norvel Hepburn, was a wonderful doctor and his mother, Katharine Houghton in March, the daughter of a wealthy owner…
  5. Photo: Louis de FunesHis full name - Carlos Luis de Funes de Galarza, the famous French actor, born 31 July 1914 in the aristocratic family of Leonora and jeweler Carlos, who came from a Spanish nobleman. Since childhood, Louis had the mobility and a…
  6. Photo: Brigitte BardotBrigitte Bardot was born on September 28, 1934 into a wealthy family of a retired military man. The whole family lived Borda, near Paris, in a suburb of Neuilly. Bridget's parents, like real Parisian bourgeoisie, gave his daughter a good education,…
  7. Photo: Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli was born on March 12, 1946 in Los Angeles, her parents, Vincent Minnelli and Judy Garland worked directors of musicals and musical comedies, so Liza's musical talent developed from childhood. Liza's childhood was quite happy: her parents spoiled and…
  8. Photo: Ingrid BergmanSwedish actress. Filmed in the movies: "Intermezzo," "Casablanca," "For whom the bell tolls", "Gas Light" (Oscar), "Stromboli", "Anastasia" (Oscar ), "Murder in the Orient Express" (Oscar), etc. Among the theatrical roles: Joan of Arc, Gedda Gabler, Anna Christie and othersIngrid Bergman…
  9. Photo: ANTHONY HOPKINSEnglish actor. Acted in films: "The Lion in Winter," "Hamlet," "Elephant Man", "Charing Cross Road, 84", "Silence of the Lambs," "Kingdom of Shadows," "Nixon", " , Amistad, " Remains of the Day, " Hannibal ", etc. Philip Anthony Hopkins was born…
  10. Photo: Burt LancasterAmerican actor. Appeared in films: "From now and for ever", "tattooed rose," "Sweet smell of success", "Elmer Gentri, the Nuremberg process," "Amateur birds from Alkatrasa", "Leopard," " ; Train "," Professionals "," Family Portrait in the interior, " Twentieth Century ","…
  11. Photo: Marlon BrandoAmerican actor. Acted in films: A Streetcar Named Desire, " Viva Zapata! "," Savage, " In Port "(Oscar)," Pursuit, " Candy, " Queimado, " The Godfather "(Oscar)," Last Tango in Paris "," Superman, " Apocalypse Now "," Don Juan de Marco…
  12. Photo: Marcello MastroianniItalian actor. Appeared in the movies: "White Nights", "Sweet Life", "8 1 / 2", "Divorce in Italian", "City of Women," "Ginger and Fred," "Interview" "black eyes", etc. He was awarded the Prize for Creativity, Felix (1988).Marcello Mastroianni was born September 28,…
  13. Photo: Paul NewmanAmerican actor, director, producer. Appeared in films: fruity bird of youth "," Buch Cassidy and Sandens KID "," trickster "," scam "," white "," Verdict, " The smell of money (premium " ; Oscar), "Mr. and Mrs. Bridge" and other director′s…
  14. Photo: Al PacinoThe famous Al Pacino, and the full name of Alfred James Pacino was born on April 25, 1940 in the South Bronx area of ??New York, which is still considered home to the poor. Al Pacino grew up without a father,…
  15. Photo: Gary CooperGary Cooper, real name Frank James Cooper, was born on May 7, 1901 in a farmer's family in Montana. All childhood Gary Cooper was at the ranch, where he helped his father with the horses. Subsequently, the ability to get along…
  16. Photo: Charles ChaplinEnglish actor and film director. Starting with the 1910-ies created in the image of the dumb comedies vagabondage Charlie combining set to take: mustaches, bowler hat, walking stick. Appeared in films: "Gold Rush", "Circus," "The Great Dictator", "footlights", "Lights Big City",…
  17. Photo: Jean MaraisFrench actor and film. Roles in Theater: Michelle ( "terrible parent"), Nero ( "Britannica"), Lear (King Lear), and others appeared in films: "Eternal return", "Beauty and the Beast," " , Orpheus "," Captain Frakass, " The Count of Monte Cristo, "…

Dustin Hoffman

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«Dustin Hoffman»

American actor. Appeared in films: "Graduate," "Midnight Cowboy," "Little big man", "straw dogs", "Lenny", "marathon runner", "Kramer v. Kramer" (Oscar ), "Tutsi", "Rain Man" (Oscar), "American Buffalo," "Sphere," "red herring", etc.

Dustin Hoffman was born August 8, 1937 in Los Angeles. His mother, Lillian Gold, has chosen to associate the name of his son Dustin in honor of the popular singer roles cowboys Dustin Farnham. Dustin′s father, Harry Hoffman, worked as excavator, designer for the studios and then finally found a vocation in the sale of furniture.

At school, Dustin was a student matter. His mother prepared him for the career of a professional pianist. But, as recognized many years later, Hoffman, "I could not play any music, because I read too slowly or in memory. Musical instrument given to me with difficulty. " Therefore, after konservatorsky College in Santa Monica, a young Hoffman joined in 1957 in the amateur theater in the city of Pasadena, near Los Angeles. He then, with ten dollars in his pocket went to conquer New York.

Dustin has worked in a psychiatric hospital, a flower shop, print offices, supermarket "Meysi" restaurant "Radlov, Department obituary, Time Magazine. He worked at the actor′s studio of Lee Strasberg and Lonni Chepmena.

In 1962, Dustin became acquainted with Anne Byrne, ballerina, speaking at that time with the Philadelphia Ballet. But they only get married after six years: during this time Ann will have to marry, divorce, move to New York City Ballet ...

In 1964, Hoffman began to speak within the Boston theater Private Company, under the leadership of David Wheeler. Elected director of the repertoire has been educational. In the play "Waiting for Godo" Becket Hoffman not only played Potstso, but actually put this play.

The play follows the performance. The first significant role in the lives of Hoffman - Immanuel to play Ronald Ribmena Harry at noon and midnight. " This play took place March 17, 1965. About Dustin learned Theater of New York.

Hoffman began work on the role of reviewer in the St. Petersburg publisher Zodicha play Larry Arrika on the play Ribmena "Running fifth pristyazhnoy. The basis of this fantasy tale was derived IS Turgenev "Diary of overweight people." Premiere Performance held on 13 April 1966 in the American Place tietr.

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Hoffman received the annual award "Obi" - a kind of theatrical "Oscar", and good press.

In June 1966, he withdrew into the two-film "Best van. And in August, went on Berkshirsky festival in Stokbridzh (Massachusetts), where he met with the playwright Murray Shizgalom and played in three one-dramas: "Eternal Р–РёРґ", "Fragments" and "Echo."

In October 1966, theater director Mike Nichols, has just debuted in movie screen plays Olbi "Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Saw Hoffman in the play "Hmm?" On the play by Henry Livingsa and invited him to sample - he started his the second film "Graduate."

The emergence of the "Alumni" (1967) there was no screen debut Hoffman. They became a casual, lasted less than a minute scene in the movie Arthur Schiller Tiger seeks his "(1967). In addition, in the same year he withdrew the Italian band "Millions Medigana.

Successful "graduates" was deafening. In early 1968, Hoffman bathed in rays of glory. Soon he married a ballerina Anne Byrn, whose family had to abandon the speech.

Theater Brooks Atkinson Dustin played the role of the artist failed to play Shizgala "Jimmy Schein." The performance was good, but the film turned out great temptation, and Hoffmann practically ceased to speak at the scene.

But the second film Hoffman testified that he was not "an actor of one role." The painting by John Schlesinger "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) Dustin came in the way residents of New York-floor Italian Enrico Rizzo. His character is hard to watch without tears - the lame, dirty, bitchy, thievish, tuberculosis patients ... Dustin inspired labored over this role. In the scene on the bridge, where Rizzo comes in Tuberculosis cough, Hoffman as a fit of coughing that he vomited on the partner, John enter. To show lameness, he poured himself in the shoes of small pebbles. During the shooting of Dustin coined the phrase that became airborne: "Where are going? Do not you see - I′m going! "- Shouts Rizzo almost sbivshemu his driver.

Critics predicted the collapse of the picture. However, the "Midnight Cowboy" only for the first month of hire has collected 16 million dollars and was recognized as the best film of the year. Dustin Hoffman for the first time claimed to Oscar.

After John and Mary "actor shot in a beautiful film Arthur Penna" Little big man "(1970) - epic ballad of the hand of Indian tribes of the Far West.

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Hoffman played the old man at the age of 121 years, which tells the story of his long, bitter and turbulent life.

Dustin Hoffman stressed: "I am not a rapist, I did not shoot, do not fight, but I am concerned about the violence - I would like to make it feel in a particular role." This opportunity will soon present him in the movie "straw dogs" (1971), where he withdrew into the role of David Semnera.

At the beginning of the film his character David Semner - modest mathematician, arrived with his young wife in the Cornish town, noticing how the hooligans had his wife. Hoffman accurately the feeling of "last line" and have nowhere to retreat when a person is forced to defend themselves. "In" Straw Psakhie "I drew a guy whose appalling brutality of the era and who runs it, but not able to eliminate cruelty in itself. I think it looks like to me: where it comes to physical strength, I - a coward, I no love for the fray, but always at the forefront of deruschihsya.

Hoffman made a journey to Italy, to remove the "Alfredo, Alfredo" (1972) from Pietro Djerma in his first comedy role in a movie. The painting Dustin - a bank clerk from the Italian town. Hoffman wanted to play a role in the Italian. For many months he studied the language, and when finally he was denied that chance, he was terribly upset.

By this time, Hoffman has become one of the few high-paid actors with a fee of over a million dollars per film.

Before you begin creating the image of the hero, Hoffman carefully considering everything. For example, by the role of Lenny Bruce (Bob Foss film "Lenny", 1974) - actor, improviser, who died in 1966 in mysterious circumstances, Hoffman recorded interviews with dozens of friends and family of Bruce.

In 1976, Dustin took off immediately in the two political films - "All the presidential host" Пакулы and "marathon runner" Schlesinger. At first he played a journalist Carl Bernstein, made public "uotergeytskoe case." In the marathon runners′ his character mired in the intrigue with a diamond and gold looted by former Nazi doctor (played by Laurence Olivier him) prisoners concentration.

In the movie "The exact time" (1978), Hoffman played the role of the criminal Max Dembo with almost documentary precision. Dustin himself was the producer, he picked up some of the actors in leading roles (among them - and Gary Bizi Emmet Walsh) and even for some time been directed.

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"But looking at footage shots, I said to myself: You′re fired ..."

Late 1970′s, Dustin Hoffman Ouellet Stanton has completed roles in the movie "Agatha" (1979) Eypteda and Ted Kramer in "Kramer v. Kramer" (1979) Banton.

The film "Kramer v. Kramer" - is an essay about a broken family, a father trying to raise a child alone, the "division" of the child in court. "What a sinister way, I connected with this film ... - Recognize Hoffman. - I lived it as a real event, and this was unsustainable. I think this film - very strong, my test. "

Back in 1975, immediately after the shooting of "All the President′s ratification," Hofmann had at the time of his wife′s statements entirely immersed in the home care and even to reject a proposal to delete, in Ingmar Bergman′s film "Snake egg" (1977). Relationships in the family immediately napryaglis, and finally followed by a gap. By this time they had two daughters - Jenna and Karina.

After the movie "Kramer v. Kramer" Three years before the actor the courage to "Tutsi" (1982). Hero Hoffman - an unemployed actor Michael Dorsi is forced to change a woman to get a role in daytime serial television. Ease the psychological and cosmetic ease with which Hoffman moves from one state to another, and passes all the physical and spiritual characteristics and Michael Dorsi and Dorothy Michaels, is admirable. In 2000, American kinoinstitut published a list of the most funny comedian in the history of Hollywood. "Tutsi" was awarded second place after the movie "In jazz, only girls." Over time, the band will bring the actor more than $ 20 million.

In the 1970′s Hoffman has not worked in the theater, the exception of the play "Everywhere in the city of" his friend Murray Shizgala, which he set as a director. After completion of the "Tutsi" Hoffman during the eighteen months on Broadway playing the role of Willy Loma in the performance of Arthur Miller′s "Death of salesman." The play is so resembled his own childhood, he said: "I had a feeling that someone is interfering in the privacy of my family."

Acting Hoffman earned the recognition of the critics: the role in the movie "Tutsi" and "Kramer v. Kramer" he received "Oscar" and for "Death of salesman" - theatrical prize, Tony.

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" Dustin was ready for something fun, easy, like the comedy "Ishtar" - the most expensive (55 million dollars) and very little cash on the movie.

In the painting "Rain Man" (1988) directed by Barry Levinson Hoffman plays an autistic sage, a man endowed with rare ability, but are deprived of the right to perceive the surrounding and communicating with others. Hoffman spent more than a year with patients and their families and in the end, closer to the two of them, which became the prototypes. "In my profession there is no greater sense of who one is when your character makes you cry - said Hoffman. - I have both been with the "Tutsi", this woman makes me cry. "I still cry. This film brought me to like something, I realized what was not previously understood. It was with" Rain Man " ;. I entered the psychology of the hero, and it is insight. "

Then he had an episode in the Warren Beatty movie "Dick Tracy" (1990), followed by a series of not very good roles in pictures "Family Business" (1989) Lyumeta, "Billy Batgeyt (1991)," Hero " (1992) Frirsa.

In the Spielberg film "Hook" (1991) Dustin is playing, along with Robin Williams and Julia Roberts. This is the first participation of Dustin in the film, a fairy tale. Sinister image of Captain Hook fully grasped the actor. "I muchilsya constantly asked myself: why so Hook hates Peter Pan? Perhaps the thing that Hook would be such as Pan, but it is not possible, because by its nature it is other people. Not everyone can be as perfect as Peter. And when I became captain hook, I had to Penu jealousy. I really wanted to cause him to evil, deny the very expensive, that it has - the love of children. "

Hoffman earned a bad reputation "sickener" that pick to detail, arguing with the directors ... Before the camera, he tries for the option option. The next day it seemed to him that now he knows what to do, but yesterday′s ghastly close-up, he asked not to simply throw in the trash. With this view I do not agree Frirs director: "This is a great actor that can completely turn away from himself into the role. And he is ready for everything, if only to understand the motivations of the character. Pedantic, difficult? No, this is totally wrong. "

The painting of Wolfgang Petersen "Flash" (1995) Hoffman saves the world from the plague epidemic caused by the development of biological weapons.

Low-budget "American Buffalo" (1996) - and return it to the theater and the hero-losers, who could probably be a brother of Rizzo.

In this picture, set on the play by David Memeta, Hoffman plays a role Ticha, limp, desperately missing person. The language of this film is replete with short word. "There, there is inability to communicate and articulate speech. Thich lost soul and does not even understand how it alone, "- explains Dustin.

Barry Levinson picture "Sleeping" (1996) based on the novel by Lorenzo Karkaterra assembled a constellation of outstanding actors - Pitt, Bacon, De Niro and Hoffman.

In 1998, for her role in "red herring" Hoffman has been included in the number of applicants Oscar, "but it was Jack Nicholson.

Then Dustin takes part in the blockbuster novel by Creighton "Sphere." Hoffman met again with director Barry Levinson.

In "Sphere," the film about the study of mysterious underwater spaceship, Dustin plays a psychologist Norman. His partners were Sharon Stone and Semyuel Jackson. The actors had to go down to 20-30 feet down to the underwater filming. Hoffman even got a certificate diver. "It was a drama, which takes place under water. We, the actors were in one room and talked all the time. Almost like in a play. "

Back in 1980, Hoffman married Lisa Gottsegen, whose family worked in the production of plastics. They have four children - Jake, Rebecca, Max and Ali. Hofmann always wanted a big family. Dustin has an apartment in New York, on Central Park West, but now he mostly lives in Los Angeles.

"I can not stand boring people, forever out of sorts, focusing on themselves, - said Dustin Hoffman. - And unlike misanthropy, depression, made no secret of that success gives me pleasure. This allows me to feel the deep connection with the audience. "

  1. People and biographies — Actors
  2. Photo: Sofia LorenSophia Loren, Shikolone real name, was born September 20, 1934, in Clinic of Queen Margaret. Mother Sophia — Romilda Wilanow, comes from the fishing village of Pozzuoli, arrived in Rome, where he was to meet with Ricardo Shikolone. When Romilda pregnant,…
  3. Photo: Audrey HepburnAudrey Hepburn, British actress, born in Brussels, where she was born May 4, 1929 in a family of Dutch Baroness Ella van Heemstra and the English banker John Victor Hepburn-Ruston, received the name of Edda Kathleen van Heemstra Hepburn. She had…
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