Saturday, September 1, 2012

Weekend Fun: No. 35

Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier on the set of The Marathon Man (John Schlesinger, 1976).

Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman on the set of All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula, 1976).

It looks like Dustin Hoffman had some severe facial tics in the 1970's. Does anyone know if he still has this problem? Poor guy...

Here's a fun article on why All the President's Men wasn't filmed in the offices of The Washington Post, where Redford's and Hoffman's characters work as reporters. Apparently Redford and The Washington Post has different accounts as to the reason of the locale...

The first paragraph of the wonderfully named article "When Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman behaved like groupies" by Judith Martin (Washington Post, Friday March 4, 2011):

On behalf of my 1970s Post colleagues, I take exception to actor Robert Redford's claim that "All the President's Men" was not filmed in the Post newsroom because "it was all giggling women and people doing their makeup and a general feeling of disorder".

Nicely put, Mr. Redford!