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the TODAY Show guest: DUSTIN HOFFMAN - the man never saw "Back To The Future"

Old 11-13-07, 08:52 AM
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the TODAY Show guest: DUSTIN HOFFMAN - the man never saw "Back To The Future"

Watching the Today show, Dustin Hoffman appeared promoting his new movie (forgot the name - too long), and Matt Lauer tells him that his new character seems like a combination of Albert Einstein, Christopher Lloyd, and the fictional Willy Wonka.

Dustin replies: "I swear I never saw Willy Wonka (wtf), and never saw Back to The Future... (WTF!)

Now, apparently Hoffman knew enough from living in this world with us that Christopher Lloyd was an actor who starred in Back To The Future, but what could have soooo important in 1985 that you missed out on this fantastic and exciting motion picture?

Weirdo.
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I can go up to 10 people today and I PROMISE you that 4 of those people have never seen either movie. My point? Who cares?
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"Great Scott!!!"
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Working actors don't get to watch three movies a day like the rest of us. They're aware of what's out there and who's in them, but don't have time to watch them all.
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He probably never saw Evil Dead II either ... yet.
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He was in Star Wars.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
He was in Star Wars.
i'll bet you he wasn't.
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Originally Posted by Buttmunker
Now, apparently Hoffman knew enough from living in this world with us that Christopher Lloyd was an actor who starred in Back To The Future, but what could have soooo important in 1985 that you missed out on this fantastic and exciting motion picture?
Pre-production on Ishtar
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Maybe Bob Zemeckis tried to date rape his sister or something.
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Movies I've never seen:

The Godfather
Matrix 2 & 3
American Pie 2
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (however I have seen Search for Spock and Final Contact)
Spinal Tap (only saw about half of it)
48 Hours
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
Movies I've never seen:

The Godfather
Matrix 2 & 3
American Pie 2
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (however I have seen Search for Spock and Final Contact)
Spinal Tap (only saw about half of it)
48 Hours
That's an amazingly low number of movies you haven't seen. I'd say I haven't seen a full 90% or more of films.
Old 11-13-07, 04:09 PM
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This is heavy.
Old 11-13-07, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by DRG
Pre-production on Ishtar
Actually he might have been working on the TV version of Death of a Salesman that he did which was essentially a recorded "stage" adaptation. (It was adapted from the 1984 Broadway production directed by Michael Rudman starring Dustin Hoffman - so he was on Broadway doing daily performances if not filming the TV version).
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Originally Posted by Snowmaker
This is heavy.
There's that word again! "Heavy." Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with Earth's gravitational pull?
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Originally Posted by Ronnie Dobbs
Movies I've never seen:

The Godfather
Matrix 2 & 3
American Pie 2
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (however I have seen Search for Spock and Final Contact)
Spinal Tap (only saw about half of it)
48 Hours
How the fuck did American Pie 2 end up on this list? Is this a list of important movies you haven't seen... or literally a list of the 7 movies you've missed?

If it's the latter -- good job. Have a Fresca. (And maybe read a book or get some fresh air.)

If it's the former, I ask again: How the fuck did AP2 end up on this list?
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Originally Posted by bboisvert
How the fuck did American Pie 2 end up on this list? Is this a list of important movies you haven't seen... or literally a list of the 7 movies you've missed?

If it's the latter -- good job. Have a Fresca. (And maybe read a book or get some fresh air.)

If it's the former, I ask again: How the fuck did AP2 end up on this list?
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He's missing out on a great movie.

And Willy Wonka (from either movie) was really creepy.
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Yeah, well, I've never seen Tootsie. Take that Dustin Hoffman!
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Originally Posted by Mopower
I can go up to 10 people today and I PROMISE you that 4 of those people have never seen either movie. My point? Who cares?
It's a Buttmunker thread. Relevance is irrelevant.
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Originally Posted by The_Infidel
It's a Buttmunker thread. Relevance is irrelevant.
I would have taken great offense at this, mah man, however I appreciate your help with another stupid thread of mine, therefore I will let this slide.
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Does it make any difference at all that I've still never seen "Midnight Cowboy" in its entirety?

Mayhaps Yes. Mayhaps No.

What really offense me is that Dustin Hoffman appearently has a LIFE! (And has all his hair.)
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Originally Posted by Buttmunker
I would have taken great offense at this, mah man, however I appreciate your help with another stupid thread of mine, therefore I will let this slide.
It's all in fun, dude. You gotta admit, you come up with some definite way-out-theres.
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An actor who probably spends 16 hours a day on a set and wants to enjoy his time off doesn't watch movies you've seen? OH NOES!!!!

I bet there are plenty of actors in TV who never watch a lot of the TV shows you watch either.

And I know Alan Moore (Watchmen, Swamp Thing, V For Vendetta, among others) has said in interviews before he doesn't really read many comic books. He gets his ideas from sources outside comics. Imagine that.

And I bet I could list 5 movies I've never seen that the majority of the public has seen:
2001 a Space Odyssey (though I plan on rectifying that situation with the new 2 disc SE that came out)
Terminator
Clockwork Orange
Abyss
Godfather

Those are just 5 off the top of my head. And my life goes on in a happy and productive way.
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I really doubt the majority of the public has seen any of those.
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Originally Posted by TheMadMonk
I really doubt the majority of the public has seen any of those.
Could be, but it seems when people I know learn I haven't seen them, the response is usually shock and disbelief.

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