Dustin Hoffman Shares His Disgust With The Modern Movie Industry


Despite being almost 80 years old, legendary actor Dustin Hoffman still notices certain things and isn’t afraid to share his opinions with the rest of us. In this case, it’s his disappointment with modern movies.

While talking to The Independent, the Oscar-winning actor had a few things to say about how bad the film industry got recently.

He said: “I think right now television is the best that it’s ever been and I think that 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.”

Hoffman continued: “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.”

It seems like the 77-year-old actor and producer’s main problem lies in the movie industry’s unwillingness to invest into smaller movies. We can’t really disagree, as the current mainstream film scene mostly consists of either summer box office tentpoles or giant big-budget blockbusters.

As for the TV, Hoffman kind of has a point there. If the sheer amount of TV shows wasn’t enough, it’s hard to notice that these shows actually got better and better over the years.

Predicting the future of the small and big screens industry is hard at this point, but you can be sure that shows like “Game of Thrones,” “True Detective” of and “House Cards” are just the tip of the iceberg.