Dustin Hoffman

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Think of the scene in the film The Graduate when Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) finds his father’s friends lining up to tell him what to do: ‘There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?’ They see it as helpful. He does not

It’s advice season. The time of year when the older, allegedly wiser, dispense advice – whether it is wanted or not. These pearls are thrust onto grad(...)

Bob Woodward: ‘I think there’s a lot of pomposity, particularly on television’. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty

He may still be associated in the public mind with the investigative reporting of the Watergate scandal which ultimately brought down US president Ric(...)

Actor, writer and director Jonah Hill in December 2018. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for GQ

Who knows where the time goes? It’s been close to a decade since I last met Jonah Hill. In 2010, he and Russell Brand – then still a plausible film st(...)

Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and Henry Cavill as August Walker in Mission Impossible – Fallout. Photograph: Paramount Pictures

The lovely Anglo-American star Stewart Grainger once laconically remarked that, rather than aging into character roles, he had aged into elderly roman(...)

Donald Sutherland gets mad in ‘The Leisure Seeker’

Look, it’s only fair. Hollywood has aimed undemanding, patronising films at kids for generations. It can only be right that older people now get their(...)

The cast of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, it’s no Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter.

Over the last few weeks, if you went among the film community, you’d find critics, distributors and exhibitors mouthing certain apparently unrelated w(...)

Deserving of a standing ovation? The cast of Hamilton – Michael Jibson, Terera Giles, Rachel John, Jason Pennycooke and Cleve September – attend the Olivier Awards nominations celebration in London earlier this month. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Sitting in the waiting room of a magistrates court among a group of anxious defendants a few weeks ago, I was surprised to find on a plastic bench an (...)

New ‘Irish Times’ columnist Rosaleen McDonagh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The phrase “me too” was first used by civil rights activist Tarana Burke in an attempt to help other survivors of sexual assault, particularly those o(...)

Liam Neeson has a tendency to say things that land him in hot water.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/PA Wire

In the course of my Imminently Redundant Liam Neeson Interview, I touch upon his habit of saying stuff that lands him in the hot water. He comes acros(...)

Dustin Hoffman: accused by three women of sexual misconduct. Photograph: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images

New allegations of sexual misconduct have surfaced against actor Dustin Hoffman, with two women accusing him of sexual assault and a third alleging th(...)

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