'Lazy' Dustin Hoffman inspired to direct another film
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Dustin Hoffman has revealed the "dreamlike" response to his directorial debut has inspired him to get behind the camera again.
The 75-year-old star was greeted by crowds of fans at the BFI London Film Festival premiere of Quartet, a British comedy about four elderly opera singers who are reunited in a specialist retirement home.
Asked why it had taken him so long to direct a film, Hoffman - who enlisted veteran actors Dame Maggie Smith, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly and Sir Tom Courtenay for the film - quipped: "I'm lazy. No, I was just always frightened. I can give you the phone number of my therapist, she'll give you a better answer."
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