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Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: The On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

UpdatePosted 03/30/2016 08:30AM

Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman in Kramer vs. Kramer: The On-Set Drama Behind the Landmark Oscar-Winning Film

Originally posted 03/29/2016 06:30PM

Actors have difficult moments making films all the time, but news that Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman feuded on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer is a far bigger deal. We're talking about two of the most respected actors of their generations, with 26 Oscar nominations between them (her: 19; him: 7). When you're dealing with two Hollywood and Broadway heavyweights of that caliber, it sounds like a real-life clash of the titans. But it's important to remember that in 1978, it just wasn't that way.

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Dustin Hoffman Slapped Meryl Streep and Taunted Her About Her Dead Boyfriend During Intense Filming of Kramer vs. Kramer, Says New Biography

Dustin Hoffman Slapped Meryl Streep and Taunted Her About Her Dead Boyfriend During Intense Filming of Kramer vs. Kramer, Says New Biography

Originally posted 03/29/2016 11:45AM

Long before she became the most nominated actress in Academy Awards history, Meryl Streep was just a rising star, pushing boundaries in what would become one of her most memorable roles.

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Dustin Hoffman Breaks Down on Finding Your Roots After Learning Painful Family History: 'They All Survived for Me to Be Here'

Originally posted 03/08/2016 04:30PM

As a boy, Dustin Hoffman's father hid his painful family history from his son.

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Why Dustin Hoffman's 9-Year-Old Granddaughter Is Crazy Envious of His Latest Role

Why Dustin Hoffman's 9-Year-Old Granddaughter Is Crazy Envious of His Latest Role

Originally posted 08/11/2015 02:40PM

Dustin Hoffman has landed some enviable roles in his lifetime – Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate, Ted Kramer in Kramer vs. Kramer, Raymond Babbitt in Rain Man, just to name a few – but it wasn't until he nabbed a part narrating the audiobook of Appleblossom the Possum that his 9-year-old granddaughter really got envious.

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Here's How to Take a Tennis Masterclass with Serena Williams

Originally posted 05/12/2015 03:20PM

Tennis lessons from Serena Williams and photography tips from Annie Leibovitz – sounds like an advantage for the rich and famous, but now ordinary folks can benefit too.

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Inside Robert Downey Jr.'s Star-Studded 50th Birthday Bash

Inside Robert Downey Jr.'s Star-Studded 50th Birthday Bash

Originally posted 04/06/2015 05:30PM

Robert Downey Jr. turned the big 5-0 Saturday, and he had an ample assortment of A-list pals on hand to celebrate the milestone birthday.

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The Godfather That Could Have Been: Francis Ford Coppola's Hand-Written Casting Notes | The Godfather

The Godfather That Could Have Been: Francis Ford Coppola's Hand-Written Casting Notes

Originally posted 06/23/2014 02:40PM

Today, the notion of casting The Godfather differently verges on heresy, but a list of actors hand-written by director Francis Ford Coppola himself offers a look at a parallel-dimension version of the mafia classic.

Laurence Olivier in the titular Godfather role instead of Marlon Brando?

Dustin Hoffman or Martin Sheen as Michael Corleone instead of Al Pacino?

Ben Gazzara or John Saxon as Sonny instead of James Caan? ("Jimmy," per Coppola's notes.)

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Angelina Jolie and 8 'Wicked' Stars Who Brought Disney-Inspired Villains to Life

Angelina Jolie and 8 'Wicked' Stars Who Brought Disney-Inspired Villains to Life

Originally posted 11/13/2013 06:00PM

Audiences got their first look at Angelina Jolie as an iconic Disney villain Wednesday, as the Tomb Raider actress made her dark debut in the first trailer for the upcoming film Maleficent, a Wicked-style take on the life of the evil Sleeping Beauty sorceress.

Jolie is but the latest in a long line of actors who have tried their hand at bringing the menace of Disney's animated villains to life onscreen.

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Dustin Hoffman Successfully Treated for Cancer

Dustin Hoffman Successfully Treated for Cancer

Originally posted 08/06/2013 04:45PM

Dustin Hoffman has been successfully treated for cancer, his rep Jodi Gottlieb tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"It was detected early and he has been surgically cured," she says. "Dustin is feeling great and is in good health."

The two-time Oscar-winning actor and director, 75, will undergo doctor-recommended preventative treatments to minimize the chance of a recurrence in years to come.

Gottlieb declined to disclose further information about Hoffman's cancer or treatments.

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Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to Present at Academy Awards

Jack Nicholson, Dustin Hoffman to Present at Academy Awards

Originally posted 02/22/2013 11:00AM

Jack's back – at the Oscars.

Legendary actor Nicholson will join Dustin Hoffman as presenters at Sunday's Academy Awards. Both stars are 75.

"Between the two of them, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman have created more iconic characters than any other pair of actors in the world," says a statement from show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "Their participation in this year's Oscars completes a list of presenters and performers that truly represents that great breadth and depth of acting talent in film today."

Other presenters include Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travolta.

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