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A Conversation with Dustin Hoffman

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A Conversation with Dustin Hoffman

A Conversation with Dustin Hoffman

The Actor on Key Moments in Film History and a New Book

A Conversation with Dustin Hoffman

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Dustin Hoffman in the film 'Runaway Jury' Photo: Zade Rosenthal - © 2003 Monarchy Enterprises hide caption

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Photo: Zade Rosenthal - © 2003 Monarchy Enterprises

The new book, 'Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments from the Movies.' Hoffman provides commentary for the accompanying DVD. hide caption

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Dustin Hoffman has spent his career creating unforgettable characters onscreen: The Graduate's aimless Benjamin; Tootsie's cross-dressing actor; Rain Man's savant Raymond. In an interview with NPR's Neal Conan, Hoffman discusses his favorite film roles, his new book project — and whether he cries when watching Kramer vs. Kramer.

Hoffman's new book is called Now Showing: Unforgettable Moments from the Movies. Appropriately enough, the scene from The Graduate in which Mrs. Robinson seduces Hoffman's character Benjamin is among the memorable film moments selected.