Dustin Hoffman


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Dustin Hoffman starred with Tom Cruise in 1988's Best Picture Oscar® winner, Rain Man, as the autistic brother of Tom's yuppie character, Charlie Babbitt. In the film, one memorable scene takes place in some tight quarters—a phone booth.

"It was blistering hot that day. We had done several takes with the phone booth door closed," Dustin says. "I don't know why, but just before a take, I emitted gas, and you weren't able to open the door because they were going right into the take. And so [we] made it part of the scene."

Dustin says that's his favorite moment of any film he's ever done. "That includes Shakespeare that I've done on stage, anything," he says. "It's the fart scene."

Tom also fondly remembers the scene. "I looked at him, and he wouldn't let me open the door," he says. "I was like, 'How can you stand that? What is this?' You know, with Dustin, you just go."
FROM: Celebrating 25 Years in Film with Tom Cruise
Published on May 29, 2008


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