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Dustin Hoffman thinks men are the weaker sex

Bang Showbiz | 2013-02-05 09:03:45.0
U.S. actor Dustin Hoffman reacts after being presented with a Donostia Award for lifetime achievement at the Kursaal Centre on the final night of the 60th San Sebastian Film Festival September 29, 2012.
Image by: VINCENT WEST / Reuters

Actor and director Dustin Hoffman claims men are the weaker sex and he believes they live a more limited life than women.

The actor, famous for roles like Rainman, The Graduate and Hook, who recently directed the film Quartet thinks men suffer for it.

He explained to AARP The Magazine: "I think men are the weaker of the genders and live a more limited life than women. For whatever reasons, men run from intimacy. If you run from intimacy, you're running from what life can give you."

However, the 75-year-old actor is embracing getting older and says he has never been happier.

He said: "I wouldn't trade now for anything.

"What we all want is to continually grow and expand. I've discovered that as the body becomes more limited, the soul expands."

Hoffman also revealed working on Quartet - for which he received the Breakthrough Accomplishment award from AARP - made him more aware of his mortality but also gave him hope for the future.

He explained: "During film I was saying to everybody in the cast, 'We're all in the same act together.' I always think it's a three-act play and we're in the second act--the third act being something that alters you, some infirmity or whatever.

“And somebody responded, 'Maybe it's a Shakespearean play with five acts.' I liked that. Maybe I've got three more acts."


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