Dustin Hoffman, Still the Scamp at 75

Dustin Hoffman has directed his first film at age 75. The film, titled “Quartet,” follows the lives of four main characters living in an old age home in Britain. The characters, including Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, and Pauline Collins, are retired opera singers who decide to perform a concert to raise money for their home. The play contains themes of aging and the challenges of staying active in the arts. Hoffman believes it is important to discuss these relevant themes as he grows older but still hopes to maintain his career. He says, “It’s a shock to me – the reality of it, the cold stark reality shocks me when I see it in print: ‘75’ [years old]. What?! …Because in my mind’s eye, it doesn’t feel like it.”

The Globe and Mail

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