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Dustin Hoffman To Be A Regular On A TV Show!! HBO’s New Horse Drama From DEADWOOD Mastermind David Milch!!

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Dustin Hoffman (“The Graduate,” “Midnight Cowboy, “Little Big Man”) is about embark upon his first starring role in a TV series. He has been cast as an ex-con gambler in the horseracing drama “Luck,” the third HBO series from “Deadwood” and “John From Cincinnati” mastermind David Milch. Hoffman has guested on TV series in the past, perhaps most memorably as Lisa’s substitute teacher in a very early episode of “The Simpsons” nearly two decades ago. Hoffman’s other big-screen credits include “All The President’s Men,” “Straw Dogs,” “Papillon,” “Lenny,” “Marathon Man,” “Straight Time,” “Kramer Vs. Kramer,” “Tootsie,” “Ishtar,” “Rain Man,” “Family Business,” “Dick Tracy,” “Billy Bathgate,” “Hook,” “Outbreak,” “Sleepers,” “Wag The Dog,” “Sphere,” “The Messenger,” “Runaway Jury,” “I Heart Huckabees,” “Meet The Fockers” and “Stranger Than Fiction.” Find all of the Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
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  • March 1, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

  • March 1, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Good thing...

    by ByTor

    That you posted his credits, Herc. Otherwise we might not have any idea who Dustin Hoffman was.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST


    by DanielKurland

    Loved Deadwood. Been meaning to check out John From Cincinatii soon.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Hoffman. Mann. Milch.

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    And Dennis Farina! Very Promising. But who's the Gangster's MOLL? We need some Film Noir Broads in this Cast pronto!

  • March 1, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    HBO cancels "Luck"

    by BackRiverCatfish

    I hope we don't see that headline, especially if its good, but with HBO and Milch its very likely.

  • March 1, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by Murraypalooza


  • March 1, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    I'm marginally interested in this show

    by bravogolfhotel

    However, I'm exceedingly interested in seeing footage of Mann flipping his shit when Milch starts doing script rewrites off the top of his head in the middle of shooting. Maybe HBO should turn that into a series.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I think this could be pretty cool...

    by KrowNinja

    I like this trend that seems to be developing with big time movie actors moving into TV. Right now, I think a lot of TV stuff is more interesting than the movie stuff anyway. Giving talented people the capacity to tell long drawn out stories is starting to make TV a more exciting medium in a lot of ways.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:33 p.m. CST

    That's because he has no movie career anymore

    by SithMenace

    It's the next logical step for an aging movie star.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Deadwood is dead. Long live Deadwood.

    by 35MinutesAgo

    Best. Show. Ever.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    More Miltch bullshit

    by Symposium

    Lots of nonsensical monologues peppered with pointless profanity.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    I'm still watching Deadwood

    by reflecto

    A masterpiece so far. Looking fwd to this, there is no actor like the Hoff.

  • March 1, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Simpsons Episode

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Wasn't there some sort of issue where Hoffman wasn't credited for the episode? If I recall correctly they used the name "Sam Etic" for Mr. Bergstrom's character.

  • March 2, 2010, midnight CST


    by Tokyo_Drifter

    Jay-Z just shitted on everyone in this talkback. WOOT WOOT

  • March 2, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Fuckin' Symposium

    by Al Swearengen

    Pay no mind to that dirt worshippin' heathen cocksucker. Hooplehead wouldn't know pointless profanity if it walked up and grabbed him by the fuckin' short hair.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST


    by bengrim420

    You sound like a loopy cunt. JFC=Best Show EVER!!!

  • March 2, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    I think we all know what the fuck Hoffman was in before.

    by MaxTheSilent

    But fuck Milch for abandoning DEADWOOD before it was done. Fuck him in his ass.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Give me GAME OF THRONES, or lose my subscription...

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    If Game of Thrones doesn't get greenlighted or if it gets canceled before the ENTIRE series is finished then you can count on many people canceling subscriptions and copying HBO blue-rays instead of buying them; yes, Game of Thrones fans are that dedicated and organized. HBO needs a quality series that will sustain them for years; a franchise with fans that will stick with it for generations to come; Game of Thrones is capable of this. Their only other choice is to bring back Deadwood and Rome and force Larry David to have 50 new episodes a year.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:54 a.m. CST

    "fuck Milch for abandoning DEADWOOD"

    by Al Swearengen

    Now, that's fuckin' expression I've heard!<P>Every day that goes by, Milch better be prayin' to that big, holy cocksucker above to spare him from the wiles of Al Swearengen.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST

    John from Cincinnati

    by ReportAbuse

    Very weird series. Don't expect 'Deadwood' on the beach. Really hard to pin down ... vaguely Lynchian vibe, one of the stranger short series I've seen on the tube. Shows Milch's strong work with ensemble casts and long story arcs, but with a funky pseudo-supernatural tone. I recommend it if you haven't seen it and if you can keep open-minded. It does end rather abruptly though with a few loose ends.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Yeah, he's not getting good parts anymore

    by BenBraddock

    Actually he hasn't had a big hit in decades, which is a pity. The man gave us any number of iconic roles, and now it's "Last Chance Harvey". Even male actors get older and find the good parts thinning out, in todays youth-oriented Hollywood. So if HBO is where it's at now, why not?

  • March 2, 2010, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Hey Milch, How about you give us some Deadwood closure

    by Wookie_Weed


  • March 2, 2010, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Hey Wookie_Weed...

    by bluelou_boyle

    How about HBO give Milch the money to give us some DEADWOOD closure?!! Milch ain't a prick.

  • March 2, 2010, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Is Hoffmann going to blurt

    by The McPoyle Clan

    out pop culture references in really quick bursts of dialogue? Ooops, wrong horse show and wrong writer.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Dan, fetch my knife

    by Alientoast

    Milch sucks for no Deadwood closure

  • March 2, 2010, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Does anyone want this show?

    by Judge Briggs

    A shot about a horse. Really? Does anyone want to watch this? Of all subject matters- this is what the execs are giving us?

  • March 2, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    I would care, if it came attached to more Deadwood...

    by Phimseto

    ...but it doesn't, so I don't.

  • March 2, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Hoffman is awful now

    by rainbowtrout1265

    that movie about the toy store,the meet the parents sequel, last chance harvey...ugh.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:02 a.m. CST

    long live HBO

    by Titus05

    HBO has rebounded after a slow period after the Sopranos they are on a roll...True Blood, Big Love etc...with some big upcoming projects as well...The Pacific, that new show set in New Orleans post-Katrina, this new horse show and the biggest one of all, Boardwalk Empire...they even got big name Hollywood directors like Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann directing episodes...HBO is back big time!

  • March 2, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by Judge Briggs

    If Walking Dead does very well- HBO will develop Preacher?

  • March 2, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Profanity is never pointless.

    by johnnyangelheart


  • March 2, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    That's Good, He Was Great in Sphere

    by _Maltheus_

    Love that Milch is putting out a new series, but Hoffman has always rubbed me the wrong way. Overrated, if not outright bad actor, IMO. I'd rather an unknown (or little known) lead.

  • March 2, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    I don't know Butchie instead

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    We will not remember my father's words.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    D. Hoff

    by Kraven Morehead

    I look forward to scenes where Dustin is talking to his box with an indian head in it while waiting for the 6 race to start at Hollywood Park. Do we know where show is set? e.g Louisville, NY, LA, etc.?

  • March 2, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    They will wipe YOU out.

  • March 2, 2010, 1:44 p.m. CST

    lets be honest

    by ZO

    john from cincy was the worst show of all time

  • March 2, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    It WAS DEFINITELY A bizarre show.I gave it a go because of Milch and Greenwood.But,it was not as good as I would've guessed.However, if it would've been picked up, it might've improved.Wanna hear Milch talk about it? Enjoy

  • March 2, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Is it a Western then? I'd rather DEADWOOD was

    by FamousEccles

    put back on the air. Hoffman is really grating on the ear.

  • March 2, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    "I'm ridin' here! I'M RIDIN' HERE!!!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • March 2, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    You are all dumb.

    by bengrim420

    It's not Milch's fault Deadwood doesn't have closure. HBO failed to re-sign the actor's contracts which allowed them to pursue other projects, then they offered Milch a chance to make a 6 episode final season which he didn't want to do because some character's would have to be re-cast and he would'nt be able to finish the story the way he wanted. Then HBO offered him to make two two-hour films which have never been made for probably the same reasons the 6 episode season was never made. Blame HBO, not Milch.

  • March 2, 2010, 7:24 p.m. CST

    "Baptize that fuckin' pistol"

    by bengrim420

    Most of you that say you didn't like John from Cincinnati probably didn't give it a chance. It's only ten hours, watch it all the way through......

  • March 2, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Wake me when Deadwood gets an ending

    by FrodoFraggins

    Screw Milch and his BS decision not to film a shortened season to end the show. The HBO boss offered it to him but he chose to make a full season of John from Cinci. A show which sucked major balls.<br><br> So screw milch until he fucking provides closure to deadwood

  • March 2, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    bengrim you are making shit up

    by FrodoFraggins

    the actors weren't expired when HBO offered him a shortened season. Milch said no because he didn't think a shortened last season could work. He had this thing in his head about each episode being a day or some bullshit. <br><br> He couldn't wrap his head around changing the time lapse between episodes. Plus he sounded more interested in moving on to John from cincinnati.<br><br> It wasn't until after Milch turned down the 6 episode offer that the contracts lapsed, thus making a miniseries wrapup impossible.

  • March 2, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    the surfer actors on JFC sucked ass

    by FrodoFraggins

    the little surfer kid and the chick that worked in the shop were TERRIBLE actors. But it was the writing that really killed it.<br><br> I watched 7 episodes and just said fuck it.

  • March 3, 2010, 10:04 a.m. CST

    The dead shall be forgiven

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    I don't know Butchie,instead.

  • March 3, 2010, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Ahhhhhhh, my implants

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    feel like they're on fire.Captain Magic pants.

  • March 3, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Deadwood = greatness, JFC = coulda been

    by scratcher

    I hope that Milch doesn't get too conservative with Lucky in response to JFC. That show could have been genius if he'd had a second season. Deadwood WAS genius.

  • March 4, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    YOU fucking cocksucker