Inside the Actors Studio

Season 12 Episode 12

Dustin Hoffman

Aired Monday 7:00 PM Jun 18, 2006 on Bravo



  • Trivia

    • During the episode Murray Schisgal is introduced to the audience. Also, Hoffman's wife and daughter are introduced.

    • James Lipton mentions at the beginning of the episode that Dustin Hoffman is their 200th guest.

    • The Pivot Questionnaire:

      - What is your favorite word?
      Saga, well yes. You know, we have a lot of kids and we for some reason developed a language all of our own. We call it Hoffitalk, and Saga is everything wonderful

      - What is your least favorite word?
      It's 3 words that we usually use as one, Woulda, shoulda, coulda. That hurts more than anything, I think to all of us

      - What turns you on?
      Seeing someone whether I know or I don't, male or female, who is completely out of control laughing

      - What turns you off?
      You see it, when you are outside in the streets, in the park and you see a parent with a little kid, yanking the kid around, pulling him. There's nothing worse than that

      - What sound or noise do you love?
      Everyone laughing They answered it, there's nothing better. Collectiveness, the sound of collective joy, and sharing the same information

      - What sound or noise do you hate?
      Anything that resembles shut-up

      - What is your favorite curse word?
      I worked on Little Big Man many years ago and I heard some guy curse another guy and he called him a smooth-balled-needle-pr**k-butt-f**ker. No one's ever gonna better that

      - What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
      Well, music. I mean, particularly in the arts where you don't need a kind of a collective joining, like you do in a movie or a play

      - What profession other than yours would you not like to attempt?
      I don't wanna be a hunter

      - If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
      I loved what DeNiro said. DeNiro said, "Well, here's a guy who've got a lot of explaining to do". But the first one that came to my mind is, That's funny, you don't look Jewish

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  • Notes

    • Some sources give 25 June 2006 as the first airdate for this episode, but 18 June is cited by the official Bravo TV website.

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