What Is Dustin Hoffman Trying To Say In That Strange Video?

We don’t pretend to understand Dustin Hoffman here at Contact Music – he’s an enigma wrapped up in a big mystery ball. We enjoy his work – sure – but we sure as well don’t get what comes out of his big actor mouth.

Dustin Hoffman and wifeHoffman looks grumpy with his wife

His latest viral content – a video in which he divulges the emotional turmoil he went through when dressing up as a woman for a Sydney Pollack film – has got us even more stumped than usual. "I went home and started crying talking to my wife. I said I have to make this picture, and she asked why?” explained Hoffman, after telling us that he wanted his female demeanour to be more beautiful but they couldn’t achieve it.

"I think I'm an interesting woman when I look at myself on screen but if I met myself at a party I would never talk to that character because she does not fulfill physically the demands that we are brought up to think women have to have in order for us to ask them out,” he added. "And she says 'What are you saying?' And I said there are too many interesting women I have not had the experience to know in this life because I have been brainswashed. That was never a comedy for me."

Dustin HoffmanDustin Hoffman opened up bigtime in the above interview

So, Dustin: are you telling us that you’re upset that society demands a certain aesthetic from a woman? That a mixture of a matriarchal and media-obsessed culture has put too much pressure on woman to look ‘beautiful’? Or are you simply upset that you don’t find yourself attractive when you wear a dress? We’re pretty sure it’s the first one, but…


Tags: Dustin Hoffman


More Dustin Hoffman

Thomas Berger, Author of 'Little Big Man', Dies 13 Days Short of 90th Birthday

Thomas Berger, the renowned US author best known for his novel Little Big Man - later adapted into a movie starring Dustin Hoffman - has...

Chef Movie Review

Like comfort food, this movie has very little nutritional value, but it sure goes down smoothly. This is one of those shamelessly delicious-looking films that...

A Week In Movies: Snowpiercer Premieres In L.A., Dustin Hoffman Films In London, New Trailers Promise Sci-Fi, Black Comedy And Comic-Book Action

Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Alison Pill and John Cho were among the celebrities who turned out this week for the opening night of the Los...

'Chef' Trailer: Do Not Watch While Hungry [Trailer + Pictures]

You know the supermarket rule – don’t go food shopping when you’re hungry? Well the same applies to watching the trailer for Jon Favreau’s Chef....


Chef Trailer

Carl Casper is a chef working at one of the top restaurants of Miami. Food is his ultimate passion in life and so he is...

Chef Trailer

Carl Casper is a well-known chef from Miami who works in a trendy LA restaurant much lauded by critics. However, when one particularly formidable critic...

Zach Braff's NYC Photobomb Is Pure Internet Gold! [Image]

Zach Braff may have won the award for the finest celebrity photobombing incident of all time, after an image of him cheekily smiling into the...

Dearbhla Walsh to Direct Dustin Hoffman In Roald Dahl's 'Esio Trot'

Irish director Dearbhla Walsh, who won an Emmy for Little Dorritt, is to direct a new BB adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel Esio Trot,...



Dustin Hoffman Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dustin Hoffman

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All