Monday, April 18, 2005


This NY Times profile of Dustin Hoffman harps on the insecurity Hoffman feels about his looks. Apparently even after forty years of acting success, Hoffman still compares himself to blond 1950s stars. But the profile goes on to note that
he helped pave the way for similarly untraditional types like Al Pacino and Mr. Hackman, who in the 1970's would strip the gloss from the role of the leading man and usher in a new era of authenticity.
Too bad this still hasn't happened for actresses. Any woman as homely as Hoffman would be lucky to have an off-Broadway career. Stop your whining, Dustin.

Unrelatedly, I have a piece on the agony and the ecstasy of the specialty journal experience in De Novo's Law Review & Journal Symposium.
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