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Dustin Hoffman Steps Behind the Camera

With 'Quartet,' the actor faces his demons and celebrates aging

Editor's Note, June 6, 2013: Actor Dustin Hoffman made his directorial debut — at age 75 — with the film Quartet, which stars a distinguished cast including Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly. Hoffman doesn't appear in the film but he does in this behind-the-scenes video extra from Quartet's DVD, which will be released on June 18.
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MAKING IT LOOK EASY: With four of the top British actors working today and a supporting cast of distinguished musicians, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet, is a sweetly realized chamber piece that avoids mawkishness while providing a compelling view of aging. Visit the 2013 Movies for Grownups Awards home page for all the news of this year's films.

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