What Dustin Hoffman Learned from Bob Fosse, Gene Hackman, and Kobe Bryant

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Dustin Hoffman arrives at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

The Graduate. Midnight Cowboy. Lenny. That's just the beginning of Dustin Hoffman's legendary Hollywood career. Over the last five decades, he's stretched and contorted himself into dozens of defining roles, earning recognition as one of the most talented actors in cinema history. Hoffman tells host Alec Baldwin that he savors each new opportunity like it's the first, and recalls his salad days when he was mis-cast, underestimated, and, on at least one notable occasion, sick on a co-star's shoe. 

Listen to a young Dustin Hoffman explain why he's scared of Hollywood in this WNYC interview from 1967.