June 6, 2021 at 9:56 pm #1204289540This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.June 7, 2021 at 8:42 am #1204290022
They are both talented. Hoffman had the better career.
Hopkins really only hit the big time (in terms of movies) with Silence of the Lambs. He had some other hits and good performances (Magic) but he was doing a lot of terrible stuff in the 80s. (in retrospect I’m surprised they gave him the role in Silence.) He mean he was doing Jackie Collins’ trashy mini-series Hollywood Wives and Bo Derek movies. Silence turned it around for him. (he was doing acclaimed work on stage and British TV but in terms of American stuff he was basically cashing checks for a long time there before he turned it around and became a legend.)
The Elephant Man was good on his resume.June 7, 2021 at 3:28 pm #1204290690
All the President’s Men
Kramer vs Kramer
…enough said.June 7, 2021 at 4:35 pm #1204290799
More memorable career is what Hoffman has, but nothing in his résumé that can touch Hopkins’ The Remains of the Day (and The Father) in my opinion.
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It’s extremely difficult for nearly any actor in cinema history to match or even beat his run of films and performances from 1967 (The Graduate) to 1988 (Rain Man).June 9, 2021 at 11:20 am #1204293286
Hoffman Good:The Graduate/Madigan’s Millions/Midnight Cowboy/Little Big Man/John and Mary/Lenny/All The President’s Men/Straight Time/Tootsie/Agatha/Kramer vs. Kramer/Rain Man/Family Business/Hook/The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc/Moonlight Mile/Confidence/Finding Neverland/Runaway Jury/I ♥ Huckabees/Meet the Fockers/
Hoffman Meh:Kung Fu Panda/The Tiger Makes Out/Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?/Straw Dogs/Alfredo, Alfredo/Papillion/Marathon Man/Billy Bathgate/Outbreak/Wag the Dog/The Tale of Despereaux/Last Chance Harvey/Little Fockers/Kung Fu Panda 2/Chef/Boychoir/Death of a Salesman
Hoffman got a Paycheck:Ishtar/Hero/American Buffalo/Sleepers/Mad City/Sphere/Racing Stripes/The Lost City/Stranger Than Fiction/Perfume: The Story of a Murderer/Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium/Barney’s Version/The Program/The Cobbler/Kung Fu Panda 3
Hopkins Good:The Father/International Velvet/The Elephant Man/The Dawning/84 Charing Cross Road/Chaplin/The Silence of the Lambs/Freejack/Spotswood/Howard’s End/Bram Stoker’s Dracula/The Trial/The Innocent/Shadowlands/The Remains of the Day/Nixon/Legends of the Fall/The Road to Wellville/Surviving Picasso/August/The Edge/Meet Joe Black/Amistad/The Mask of Zorro/Titus/Proof/Hitchcock/360/Thor: The Dark World/Red 2/Noah/Kidnapping Freddy Heineken/Blackway/Solace/The Two Popes
Hopkins Meh:The Lion In Winter/Hamlet/The Looking Glass War/Young Winston/When Eight Bells Toll/A Doll’s House/Juggernaut/A Bridge Too Far/The Girl from Petrovka/Magic/Audrey Rose/A Change of Seasons/The Bounty/The Good Father/Instinct/How The Gricnh Stole Christmas/Hearts in Atlantis/Hannibal/Bad Company/Red Dragon/Shortcut to Happiness/The Human Stain/Bobby/The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case/Mayflower/All the King’s Men/Slipstream/Beowulf/Fracture/The City of Your Final Destination/The Wolfman/The Third Rule/You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger/The Rite/Thor/Collide/Misconduct/Transformers: The Last Knight/Thor3/Now Is Everything/The Hunchback of Notre Dame/Othello/Peter and Paul/Arch of Triumph/Guilty Conscience/To Be The Best/One Man’s War/Westworld/The Dresser/King Lear
Hopkins Got a Paycheck:Alexander/The White Bus/A Chorus of Disapproval/Desperate Hours/Mission: Impossible 2/The World’s Fastest Indian/The Bunker
Pretty evenly balanced. Gonna go with HoffmanNot now
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