Cin­ema is in the worst state:

Os­car-win­ning ac­tor be­lieves the tele­vi­sion in­dus­try is bet­ter

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Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Dustin Hoff­man (above) be­lieves that cin­ema is in the worst state, while tele­vi­sion is get­ting bet­ter. The 77-year-old six times Golden Globes win­ner said it is re­ally tough to do a good movie with less money these days, re­ported The In­de­pen­dent.

“I think, right now, tele­vi­sion is the best that it’s ever been and it’s the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been do­ing it, it’s the worst. It’s hard to be­lieve you can do good work for the lit­tle amount of money these days,” the ac­tor said. Known as one of Hol­ly­wood’s great­est liv­ing ac­tors, Hoff­man spoke about how they made a movie like The Grad­u­ate a com­edy-drama di­rected by Mike Ni­chols which went on to be­come one of the ground-break­ing films of that era with an ex­cel­lent cast and less bud­get. “We did The Grad­u­ate and that film still sus­tains, it had a won­der­ful script that they spent three years on, and an ex­cep­tional di­rec­tor with an ex­cep­tional cast and crew, but it was a small movie, four walls and ac­tors, that is all, and yet it was 100 days of shoot­ing,” Hoff­man said.

I think that it’s the worst that film has ever been – in the 50 years that I’ve been do­ing it

Dustin Hoff­man, ac­tor

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