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Basil Hoffman

Actor

Born - 18 January 1938, Houston, Texas, USA
Died - 17 September 2021

Bald, solemn-looking, bag-eyed American character actor with passing resemblances to Michael Caine and Buster Keaton. Much in demand by major directors, he was often seen as professional men, doctors, lawyers and the like. In plays and on TV from the early 1960s, it was some time before he broke into films: La Mortadella/Lady Liberty (1971), At Long Last Love (1975), Lucky Lady (1975), All the President's Men (1976), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Comes a Horseman (1978), Love at First Bite (1979), Being There (1979), Ordinary People (1980), Night Shift (1981), My Favorite Year (1982), All of Me (1984), The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), Communion (1989), Lambada (1990), Switch (1991), The Ice Runner (1992), Pontiac Moon (1994), Culture (1997), Venice Beach (2001), Down With Love (2003), You Did What? (2006), Old Dogs (2009), The Artist (2011), Throwdown (2014), Hail, Caesar! (2016), The French American (2017), Project: Puppies for Christmas (2019), Third Act (2020), Rainbow Clouds (2021) and Lucky Louie (2022), his last. Also an acting teacher, he wrote three books on the subject.