Dustin Hoffman’s Top Ten Performances

    I’m obsessed with HBO’s new series “Luck”. I was sold on the announcement of the show especially when it’s starring Dustin Hoffman, Nick Nolte and Dennis Farina, and I after watching the pilot five times, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the best television pilot that I’ve ever seen. Hoffman headlining, as well as producing, “Luck” marks the first time that an A list actor has starred in a television show. Maybe this will pave the way for others like Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino or Robert DeNiro to headline a show? Here are my top ten Hoffman performances.

“Lenny” 1974 Dir. Bob Fosse

“Tootsie” 1982 Dir. Sydney Pollack

“Luck” – Pilot 2012 Dir. Michael Mann

“Rainman” 1988 Dir. Barry Levinson

“Little Big Man” 1970 Dir. Arthur Penn

“Straw Dogs” 1971 Dir. Sam Peckinpah

“Wag the Dog” 1997 Dir. Barry Levinson

“Hook” 1991 Dir. Steven Spieberg

“Marathon Man” 1976 Dir. John Schlesinger

“Dick Tracy” 1990 Dir. Warren Beatty


Author: Frank Mengarelli

Everybody relax, Frank's here. After going to film school at Columbia College Chicago, Frank decided to underachieve with his vast knowledge of film into a career in civil service. Frank had a brief stint as a film blogger, and then he met the heterosexual love of his life, Nick Clement. The two instantly bonded over their love from everything to Terence Malick to THE EXPENDABLES films. Some of Frank's favorite filmmakers are Terence Malick, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Sylvester Stallone, Oliver Stone and Spike Lee. Some of his favorite films are THE TREE OF LIFE, STAR WARS (all of them), BAD LIEUTENANT, THE THING and ALL THAT JAZZ. Frank spends his free time with his dog Roger, collecting any Star Wars collectible he can find and trying to finish his pretentious, first person narrative novel(la), LARGE MEN IN SMALL CARS..

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