Dec. 9, 1982: Dustin Hoffman says he feels 'religious' about his work

Hoffman explains how the roles he plays represent some part of himself.
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Transcript for Dec. 9, 1982: Dustin Hoffman says he feels 'religious' about his work
I really feel religious about my work. I always and I don't understand people that going that this. I don't understand what someone becomes an actor for any other reason. Then let them then and it's just there's there's there's a need. To. Say you know over the I have absolutely want to the with a real reason we act and he's had a pattern book he says the reason we acted I think yes this is what that means that. Look at me look at me look at me book book. Everything two want to be me when I'm putting myself on the supreme I don't want a cop out. So if you see negative things up there that's that's in May well have been negative things about unit were intact Kramer. This insensitivity. Visit visit visit is an ability to to see beyond its own. It's owns. Took his own. Anxiety his own need to to to to to get tickets further to get further. Me me me me me are you like that sure I'm happier now than I can remember. I'm happy is now in my. And at this point in my life I think that I've ever. Bit and I don't think the rivers says that before.

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