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Basil Hoffman is a favorite actor of Academy Award winning directors.  Often in classic films by Oscar winners Ethan and Joel Coen, Steven Spielberg,  Stanley Donen, Ron Howard, Delbert  Mann, Michel Hazanavicius, Blake Edwards,  Paolo Sorrentino, Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford (twice); and Oscar nominated directors Peter Bogdanovich, Josh Gordon and Will Speck (twice) and Alan J. Pakula (twice).  He has also been directed by Oscar winning cinematographers Guy Green and Haskell Wexler, and five time Oscar nominee Owen Roizman; and by twice nominated (Best Screenplay) Mario Monicelli; and many others.

From Oscar Winning Directors

A Personal Letter (excerpt) to Basil Hoffman

"Congratulations on a couple of super performances.  I well remember our one show together and hope that the fates will bring us back together again one of these days."

      Delbert Mann 

      Oscar winning Best Director  for MARTY (1955)

Two Personal Letters (excerpts) to Basil Hoffman

"Your work in the Budget Meeting scene is real and good and invaluable

to the tone of the film."  (Received during the filming of

ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN.)

 "It is a wonderful feeling to trust an actor so completely."  (Received during the filming of ORDINARY PEOPLE.)

     Robert Redford

     Oscar winning Best Director for ORDINARY PEOPLE (1980)

Foreword to ACTING AND HOW TO BE GOOD AT IT 

"Basil Hoffman writes about acting from the inside of the craft in a practical, clear way, without mumbo-jumbo or mystique.  He knows what he's writing about, and you can feel his years of experience on the pages of this book."

     Sydney Pollack

     Oscar winning Best Director for OUT OF AFRICA (1985)

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