Dustin Hoffman: ‘I was an outsider. I came to New York and I was cleaning toilets’
Guardian ^ | Sunday 6 March 2016 07.41 EST | Alex Needham
Posted on 12/14/2017 11:48:48 PM PST by conservative98
Hoffman agrees that The Graduate’s success is a salutary reminder to the film industry of today that it takes bold creative decisions to bust apart conventional wisdom and make films that reflect real people’s lives. However, he’s sceptical about the movies’ ability to tackle racism. “I don’t think that’s ever going to go away,” he says. “I think there’s always going to be some kind of bigotry or some kind of racism. There has to be, because people can’t feel that they have any hero qualities unless there’s someone beneath them.” He laughs.
Does that account for the rise of Donald Trump?
“It’s not that he’s there, it’s that he has a following that’s more disturbing,” says Hoffman. “He fell in at this moment when the majority of the Republican electorate feel, as they say, betrayed by their own party. He’s not that original – we’ve seen people throughout our lifetime that are Donald Trumps. He does have a charisma, but so does the guy selling you a watch on the corner and telling you that it’s a Rolex.”
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Dustin Hoffman: ‘I was an outsider. I came to New York and I was cleaning toilets’ (FLASHBACK on Trump 3/6/16)
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Disgusting ugly stump who molests young girls. I’m sorry I ever liked any movie you did.
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