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Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Date of Birth: 08 Aug 1937

Country: USA

Biography: Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable types of characters. He first drew critical praise for the 1966 Off Broadway play Eh? for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough movie role as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967). Since then Hoffman's career has largely... (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 82 (Actor), 1 (Director), 1 (Creator)

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    Confidence
    Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer. (imdb)
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    Finding Neverland
    A tale of magic and fantasy inspired by the life of James Barrie, the real-life author of the children's classic Peter Pan. (Miramax)
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    I Heart Huckabees
    Convinced that a series of coincidences involving a doorman hold some secret to life's largest riddles, Albert Markovski seeks the help of a detective agency unlike any other... which leads him down a path that questions the essence of existence itself.
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    Ishtar
    Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime. (imdb)
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    Lemony Snicket\
    Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. (imdb)
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    Mad City
    A network television journalist is banished to a backwater station for bad behavior on the job. He meets a security guard who got laid off and the two form a bond of mutual need which changes the course of their lives forever. (Warner Bros.)
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    Meet the Fockers
    Now that Greg Focker (Stiller) is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack (De Niro) and Dina (Danner) Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam (Polo). But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker (Hoffman and Streisand). The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together-which all adds up to a disastrously funny time of "getting to know you." (Universal)
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    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc
    A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (imdb)
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    Moonlight Mile
    An emotional tale of disarming honesty and unexpected humor...a story about waking up to life, letting go, and discovering that love comes in the most unexpected circumstances. (Touchstone Pictures)
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    Racing Stripes
    When a baby zebra is accidentally abandoned by a traveling circus, he is rescued by a local horse farmer and his young daughter. So begins his surprising journey into the world of elite athletes, intense competition and enormous stakes as he strives for a place in the ultra-prestigious Kentucky Open. (Warner Bros.)
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    Rain Man
    Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
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    Runaway Jury
    A suspense-thriller about a high-priced and ruthless jury "consultant" (Hackman) who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict on an explosive trial. (Fox)
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    Sleepers
    Four boys growing up in Hell's Kitchen play a prank that leads to an old man getting hurt. Sentenced to no less than one year in the Wilkenson Center in upstate New York, the four friends are changed by the beating, humiliation and sexual abuse by the guards sworn to protect them. Thirteen years later and a chance meeting lead to a chance for revenge against the Wilkenson Center and the guards. (imdb)
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    Sphere
    A new dimension in thrills in the deep-water, deep-suspense sci-fi adventure centered on a spacecraft that plunged into the Pacific -- 300 years ago. (Warner Bros.)
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    Wag the Dog
    Wickedly fictional with historical overtones truer than many care to admit, Wag The Dog examines the blurred lines between politics, the media and show business.
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    The Graduate
    Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her teenage daughter, Elaine (imdb)
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    Outbreak
    Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?
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    Straw Dogs
    A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment (imdb)
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    Marathon Man
    A young man is tormented by a secret organization, run by a sadistic Nazi doctor trying to smuggle priceless diamonds into his possession (imdb)
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    Hook
    When Capt. Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy (imdb)
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    All the President\
    Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
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    Papillon
    A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (imdb)
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    Midnight Cowboy
    A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City. (imdb)
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    Dick Tracy
    The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (imdb)
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    Kramer vs. Kramer
    A just divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him. (imdb)
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    Lenny
    The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public. (imdb)
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    The Point
    The Point (1971) - TV Movie
    An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed - except for a young boy named Oblio. Despite his round head, Oblio has many friends. But an evil count, jealous that Oblio is more popular than his own son, says that without a pointed head, Oblio is an outlaw. Along with his faithful dog Arrow, Oblio is exiled to the Pointless Forest.
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    Hero
    A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit. (imdb)
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    John and Mary
    Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other. (imdb)
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    Little Big Man
    Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (imdb)
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    Tootsie
    An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera. (imdb)
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    The Lost City
    Andy Garcia stars and makes his directorial debut in a passionate and historical tribute to his native Cuba. (Magnolia Pictures)
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    Death of a Salesman
    An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it. (imdb)
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    Straight Time
    After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer. When he is released again, he assaults the parole officer, steals his car, and returns to a life of crime. (imdb)
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    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
    Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with no smell, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (imdb)
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    Stranger Than Fiction
    Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS Agent whose world is turned upside-down when he begins to hear his life being chronicled by a narrator only he can hear. The Narrator, Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson), a nearly forgotten author of tragic novels, is struggling to complete her latest and best book, unaware that her protagonist is alive and uncontrollably guided by her words. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears the Narrator say that events have been set in motion that will lead to his imminent death. (Sony)
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    The Holiday
    A story about two women who trade homes for the holidays only to find that a change of address can change their lives.
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    Family Business
    Jessie is an ageing career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past... (imdb)
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    Billy Bathgate
    Based loosely on the organized crime syndicates of the 20's and 30's, Billy Bathgate is the story of a young man's rise from gopher to right hand man in Dutch Schultz' gang. Having been impressed by the youth, Schultz takes him under his wing so to speak. Billy soon finds himself in a world where wealth and fortune live next door to danger and death. (imdb)
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    Mr. Magorium\
    Molly Mahoney (Portman) is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243 year-old eccentric who owns the store (Hoffman), bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium. (imdb)
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    American Buffalo
    Don Dubro, the proprietor of a dusty dark inner-city junk shop, holds court there with his friends and makes plans probably on a daily basis for his ascendancy to the top. He does this more out of habit than hope because he's long ago surrendered his future to the daily repetition of his life as guardian of the discarded remnants of others' possessions... (imdb)
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    Kung Fu Panda
    Po the Panda is the laziest animals in all of the Valley of Peace, but unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten their way of life.
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    A Wish for Wings That Work
    Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly. (imdb)
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    Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
    Ordered to teach a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens, Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five's pasts.
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    The Tale of Despereaux
    The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.
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    Last Chance Harvey
    In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.
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    Agatha
    A fictional solution to the real mystery of Agatha Christie's disappearance. (imdb)
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    Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?
    Hugely successful but impossibly neurotic songwriter Georgie Soloway is sliding into a mid-life crisis. He believes that all of his past romantic relationships have been destroyed not by his own failings but by the interference of the mysterious Harry Kellerman. When his father is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Georgie begins spending more and more time flying his personal aircraft, distancing himself physically, emotionally and mentally from the real world. (imdb)
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    Going the Distance: Remembering \
    Short documentary about the film Marathon Man
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    Finding the Truth: The Making of \
    A behind-the-scenes look at this Oscar-winning classic about a man who finds himself a single parent after his wife walks out on him, then is forced to fight for custody of his child in court. Includes interviews with the stars of the film, including Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, giving their views of what it was like to make this picture. (imdb)
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    The Tiger Makes Out
    A mailman looks for a woman to kidnap as a personal act of insurrection. (imdb)
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    Tuesday
    Tuesday (2001) - Short Film
    In a mysterious swamp, a terrapin witnesses the strange occurrence of a thousand frogs floating up out of the water on lily pads to plague a nearby town. (miramax dvd)
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    Earth to America
    Celebrating the earth with the funnies people on it... A comedy event of Global proportions.
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    La classe américaine
    George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told. (imdb)
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    Barney\
    The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. (imdb)
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    Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
    In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus.
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    Little Fockers
    Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the "male nurse", Greg Focker have what it takes?
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    Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special
    The Winter Festival is coming and Po is asked to host the great exclusive formal banquet for all the Masters of Kung Fu. The occasion is on the same night as his father's restaurant's own party and Mr. Ping, upset at his son's absence, will not cancel it to cook for the masters at Po's request. Burdened by his father's imposed guilt about his conflicting responsibilities, Po finds all the preparations a dispiriting struggle. However, the solution comes from where he least expects.
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    Madigan\
    When a deported gangster dies in Italy, the U.S. treasury dept. is very interested in the $1,000,000.00 Madigan owed the government, but managed to take to Italy with him. They send agent Jason Phister over to Italy to nose out the million. His criteria for the job is that no one would ever guess he's an agent of the United States government. (imdb)
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    Kung Fu Panda 2
    As the legendary Dragon Warrior, Po (Jack Black), the kung fu panda, dutifully guards the Valley of Peace alongside his allies the Furious Five. When a frightful new enemy emerges, Po and company embark on a perilous journey to save China and the art of kung fu.
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    Alfredo, Alfredo
    Alfredo, a timid young Italian, lusts after and woos the beautiful Maria Rosa. But when he manages to marry her, he discovers life is not nearly so blissful as he expected. (imdb)
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    Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of \
    An almost half hour examination into the making of the film with new interviews from Redford, Hoffman, Woodward and Bernstein, along with other key players. All of the historical players share their thoughts on the actors and vice versa, while everyone shares their thoughts on the events. The production aspects of the film, notably Goldman's thoughts on the script and Willis' thoughts on the cinematography are included. (dvdverdict.com)
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    Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story
    Celebrates the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews. (imdb)
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    Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters
    Po and the Furious Five uncover the legend of three of kung fu's greatest heroes: Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox, and Master Croc. (imdb)
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    Chef
    A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. (imdb)
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    Against the Tide
    'Against The Tide' examines the conflict that erupted in the American Jewish community over the best means to rescue the European Jews trying to escape the Holocaust. It tells the little known story of Peter Bergson, who tirelessly stood up against American Jewish leaders in the late 30's and early 40's in an effort to save the Jews of Europe.
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    The Cobbler
    Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are. (imdb)
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    Boychoir
    Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music. (imdb)
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    Roald Dahl\
    A retired bachelor has a thing for his neighbor who only shows affection to her pet tortoise. (imdb)
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    The Program
    An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong. (imdb)
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    Luck
    Luck (2011) - TV Series
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    Kung Fu Panda 3
    Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. (imdb)
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    Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll
    As Po looks for his lost action figures, the story of how the panda inadvertently helped create the Furious Five is told.
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    The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
    An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. (imdb)
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    The Man of the Labyrinth
    Samantha, a young kidnapped girl, resurfaces in shock after being imprisoned and hospitalized. Next to her is Dr. Green, a profiler who investigates victims' minds to find clues. (imdb)
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    The Star Wagon
    In middle age, inventor Stephen Minch is happy enough with his life. His wife Martha, however, resents his lack of drive, his complacency, his willingness to live hand-to-mouth, and his ever-present and ever-annoying sidekick Hanus Wicks. Confronted by the evidence of Martha's years-long regret over how their lives together have turned out, Stephen decides to use his newest invention to repair her unhappiness. The new invention: a time machine.
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    As They Made Us
    A divorced mom tries to make peace with her dysfunctional family as she finds a second chance at love. (imdb)
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    MasterClass: Dustin Hoffman Teaches Acting
    Want to study acting from two-time Academy Award-winner Dustin Hoffman? You're in luck, because the 77-year-old actor is now teaching an online class via MasterClass, a new San Francisco-based company. In his MasterClass, which costs $90, Hoffman teaches how to create memorable characters, hone the craft and get the part. The 24 lessons include researching your character, collaborating and how to make a living at acting.
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    Sam & Kate
    Bill is an ailing larger-than-life father being taken care of by his son Sam, who has returned home to care for him. While home, Sam falls for a local woman, Kate. At the same time, Bill starts to fall for her mom, Tina.
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    Strokes of Genius
    Strokes of Genius (1984) - TV Mini-Series
    A documentary series about famous contemporary painters. (imdb)
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    Medici: Masters of Florence