The Graduate [BEST SCENE]

by Tony Shea on August 8, 2013


Dustin Hoffman turns 76 years old today amid the announcement that he has undergone cancer surgery. and is recovering well.

An unlikely leading man not possessing classic movie star looks, Hoffman is a consummate character actor who has inhabited a number of memorable roles through the years including Ratso in Midnight Cowboy, Louis Dega in Papillon, Tootsie in the film of the same name, Carl Bernstein in All the President’s Men, Lenny Bruce in Lenny, Babe in Marathon Man, and Raymond Babbit in Rain Man, winning two Best Acting Oscars along the way. Hoffman entered the national radar with this 1967 performance as Ben Braddock in the film The Graduate, starring alongside Anne Bancroft as the boozey Mrs. Robinson who is most certainly trying to seduce him.

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Tony Shea ( Editor-in-Chief, New York)

Tony Shea is based in New York, having recently moved from Los Angeles after more than a decade on the sunny coast. His short films have won numerous awards and screened at major festivals around the world including Comic-Con. As a musician, he is the lead singer for Los Angeles rock n’ roll band Candygram For Mongo (C4M) who has been a featured artist on Clear Channel Radio’s Discover New Music Program and whose songs have been heard on Battlestar Gallactica (Syfy Channel) and Unhitched (Fox) among other shows and films.

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