Dustin Hoffman

This Week in Boomer History: Jan. 27 — Feb. 2

Posted on 01/26/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNoteworthy events from our shared experience: John Roberts is born Jan. 27, 1955. Fifty years later, he’s sworn in as chief justice of the United States, becoming the first boomer to hold that position and the third youngest ever, after John Jay (43) and John Marshall (45). On Feb. 1, 1964, “I Want to Hold Your Hand” becomes the first Beatles single to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah)” knocks it out …

Dustin Hoffman: I’d Rather Play Jazz, But This Is Nice, Too!

Posted on 02/13/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

Entertainment  Dustin Hoffman once told our West Coast Editor Meg Grant that he would give up acting in a minute if he could only become a jazz musician. That switcheroo doesn’t appear imminent, but last year at age 75 Hoffman did direct his first movie — the funny, warm Quartet. That breakthrough achievement was among the reasons AARP toasted Hoffman Tuesday at the annual Movies for Grownups celebration in Beverly Hills. “This is an impactful moment in movies,” Hoffman told …

Quartet: A Movies For Grownups Video Review

Posted on 01/25/2013 by |Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentDustin Hoffman steps behind the camera to direct his first movie, the warmly wonderful comedy Quartet. In this week’s video review and clips, Bill Newcott marvels at how Hoffman lets his veteran cast do what they do best.   Photo: Kerry Brown/The Weinstein Company