film / 6.30pm / Film4
Happy birthday, dustin Hoffman, 80 years old today. Having won an Oscar for the angsty Kramer Vs Kramer (showing later tonight on Film4, at 1.30am), Hoffman followed up with one of his most famous roles, as the unemployable actor who reckons he’ll get more work as a woman. There’s a touch of the drag artist about Hoffman as actress Dorothy, but this clever film’s story has real depth – there’s more to it than cross-dressing.
Dustin Hoffman gets into character