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Birth name Basil Harry Hoffman
Nationality USA
Birth 18 january 1938 at Houston (USA)
Death 17 september 2021 (at 83 years)

Basil Harry Hoffman (born January 18, 1938) is an American actor. He has had a film and TV career spanning five decades mostly in supporting roles. He has starred in films with many award-winning directors, including Alan Pakula and Robert Redford. He has also authored two books about acting, including Acting and How to Be Good at It.

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Filmography of Basil Hoffman (29 films)

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The Last Word, 1h48
Directed by Mark Pellington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Amanda Seyfried, Anne Heche, Thomas Sadoski, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Everett Scott
Roles Christopher Georrge
Rating65% 3.2987253.2987253.2987253.2987253.298725
Une femme d'affaires à la retraite rédige sa propre nécrologie pour un journal local afin de s'assurer que la vérité sera bien publiée.
Hail, Caesar!, 1h46
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Peter Stormare, Ralph Fiennes
Roles Stu Schwartz (Accounting)
Rating62% 3.145223.145223.145223.145223.14522
En 1951, Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) est à la tête de la production du célèbre studio américain de Capitol Pictures et travaille également comme fixeur, sa pire activité, afin d'éviter des comportements scandaleux de la part de ses vedettes avant qu'ils ne soient publiés dans la presse. Il doit également gérer en parallèle sa vie de famille mais aussi la société Lockheed qui souhaite l'engager pour un poste plus offrant, cependant il n'est pas sûr de l'accepter. Une journée qui s'annonce mouvementée et pénible pour Eddie Mannix.
Rio, I Love You
Directed by John Turturro, Nadine Labaki, Carlos Saldanha, César Charlone, Fernando Meirelles, José Padilha, Paolo Sorrentino, Im Sang-soo, Stephan Elliott, Andrucha Waddington, Guillermo Arriaga, Vicente Amorim
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Anthology film, Romance
Actors Vincent Cassel, Fernanda Montenegro, Basil Hoffman, Emily Mortimer, Harvey Keitel, Ryan Kwanten
Roles James (segment "La Fortuna")
Rating52% 2.6021252.6021252.6021252.6021252.602125
Une anthologie de films courts dédiés à la ville brésilienne de Rio de Janeiro. Chacun des récits, en véritable déclaration d'amour, révèle un quartier et une caractéristique de la cité à travers le drame social, le conte spirituel, la chronique de moeurs, la comédie sentimentale ou la satire.
3 Geezers!
3 Geezers! (2013)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors J. K. Simmons, Tim Allen, Scott Caan, Breckin Meyer, Basil Hoffman, Mike O'Malley
Roles Victor
Rating33% 1.687391.687391.687391.687391.68739
Follow actor J Kimball as he researches what it's like to be old for a role in an upcoming movie. When he meets the residents at The Coconuts convalescent home, he quickly discovers that his perceptions of the elderly may be off from today's reality. After being on the wrong end of some pranks, J enlists the help of his Hollywood friends to turn the tides. Mayhem ensues.
The Artist
The Artist (2011)
, 1h40
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Films about television, Films about dogs, Musical films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman, Uggie, Penelope Ann Miller
Roles Auctioneer
Rating78% 3.9471653.9471653.9471653.9471653.947165
In 1927, silent film star George Valentin is posing for pictures outside the premiere of his latest hit film when a young woman, Peppy Miller, accidentally bumps into him. Valentin reacts with humor to the accident and shows off with Peppy for the cameras. The next day, Peppy finds herself on the front page of Variety with the headline "Who's That Girl?" Later, Peppy auditions as a dancer and is spotted by Valentin, who insists that she have a part in Kinograph Studios' next production, despite objections from the studio boss, Al Zimmer. While performing a scene in which they dance together, Valentin and Peppy show great chemistry, despite her being merely an extra. With a little guidance from Valentin (he draws a beauty spot on her, which will eventually be her trademark, after finding her in his dressing room), Peppy slowly rises through the industry, earning more prominent starring roles.
The Box
The Box (2009)
, 1h55
Directed by Richard Kelly
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn, Holmes Osborne, Deborah Rush
Roles Don Poates
Rating56% 2.800052.800052.800052.800052.80005
In December 1976, a financially strapped couple, Norma (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur Lewis (James Marsden) find a package on their doorstep. Inside is a locked wooden box, with a transparent dome top and large red button visible underneath. An accompanying note reads: "Mr. Steward will call upon you at 5:00 pm". They leave it in the kitchen.
Down with Love, 1h34
Directed by Peyton Reed
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson, David Hyde Pierce, Rachel Dratch, Jack Plotnick
Roles C. W. (uncredited)
Rating62% 3.1484953.1484953.1484953.1484953.148495
In early 1960s New York City, Barbara Novak arrives in town at Banner House to present her new work, Down with Love, a book the intent of which is to free women from love, teach them to enjoy sex without commitment, and to replace the need for a man with things such as chocolate. Following her rules would, she believes, help to give women a boost in the workplace and in the world in general.
Pontiac Moon, 1h48
Directed by Peter Medak
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure
Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, J. C. Quinn, Cathy Moriarty, Max Gail, John Schuck
Rating56% 2.8019152.8019152.8019152.8019152.801915
The film takes place in the summer of 1969, when NASA astronauts successfully landed on the moon for the first time, in the Apollo 11 spacecraft. Katherine, suffering from panic attacks caused by an automobile accident which resulted in the loss of their unborn child, refuses to leave the house, while Washington is a man of adventure who enjoys travel and experiencing life. As a result of the conflict between the two, eleven-year-old son Andy (Ryan Todd) has never traveled in a car, nor has he ever left town.
The Double 0 Kid, 1h35
Directed by Dee McLachlan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Corey Haim, Nicole Eggert, John Rhys-Davies, Brigitte Nielsen, Wallace Shawn, Karen Black
Roles Trout
Rating44% 2.226672.226672.226672.226672.22667
17-year-old Lance Elliot is a summer intern at the Agency. His fantasies of espionage and intrigue turn real when he's ordered to rush a package to L.A. A madman millionaire computer virus designer and his icy henchwoman want that package. It's key to their plot to destroy the environment. Lance stays one step ahead of them, trying to avoid a visit to their "video-game-of-doom" room.
Switch (1991)
, 1h43
Directed by Blake Edwards
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Demons in film
Actors Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, Bruce Payne, JoBeth Williams, Lorraine Bracco, Tony Roberts
Roles Higgins
Rating58% 2.90122.90122.90122.90122.9012
A promiscuous and rather misogynistic man, Steve (Perry King) is murdered by one of his three ex-lovers, and after death, the powers that be cannot decide whether to send him to heaven or to hell—his life is full of good deeds, but he's "been a shit" to women, and that behavior is keeping him from going to heaven. The powers that be decide to give him a test; he is reincarnated and given a limited amount of time to have at least one woman be in love with him. To make the test more difficult, he is reincarnated as a beautiful woman (Ellen Barkin) named Amanda. After the change, Amanda/Steve encounters other people, including Steve's friend Walter, who Amanda convinces of the truth of her identity, and lesbian perfume magnate Sheila. Both become attracted to Amanda, but Amanda rebuffs Sheila's advances, even knowing that she is giving up an opportunity for a woman to love her, because Steve is homophobic and could not abide having gay sex, even though he had sex exclusively with women, as Steve, in the past. Later, Amanda and Walter get drunk together and end up having sex. In the morning, Amanda claims no memory of the sex and accuses Walter of raping her. Walter acts surprised and insists that Amanda was an enthusiastic participant. Amanda rejects Walter, but she learns shortly thereafter that she has become pregnant from the encounter. At the childbirth, the baby girl gazes upon her mother with love, and then Amanda dies, having earned her place in heaven.
Lambada (1990)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about education
Actors J. Eddie Peck, Melora Hardin, Shabba Doo, Dennis Burkley, Ricky Paull Goldin, Kayla Blake
Roles Superintendent Leland
Rating34% 1.742221.742221.742221.742221.74222
A Beverly Hills school teacher by day, Kevin Laird (J. Eddie Peck), journeys at night to a warehouse in East L.A, where a group of barrio kids gather to dance the lambada.
Communion (1989)
, 1h46
Directed by Philippe Mora
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Biography, Horror
Themes Psychologie, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas, Basil Hoffman, John Dennis Johnston
Roles Dr. Friedman
Rating54% 2.748822.748822.748822.748822.74882
L'écrivain Whitley Strieber part passer quelques jours dans une maison en forêt avec sa famille et ses amis Alex et Sara. Une nuit, il est réveillé par une forte lueur et sort voir ce qu'il en est. Le lendemain, il a tout oublié de ce qui s'est passé mais commence peu après à avoir des hallucinations. Il consulte la psychiatre Janet Duffy qui utilise la régression hypnotique afin de découvrir ce qui s'est passé cette nuit.
The Milagro Beanfield War, 1h57
Directed by Robert Redford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Bradford, Rubén Blades, Sônia Braga, Julie Carmen, James Gammon, Melanie Griffith
Roles In the Governor's Office
Rating67% 3.3970353.3970353.3970353.3970353.397035
Nearly 500 residents of the agricultural community of Milagro in the mountains of northern New Mexico face a crisis when politicians and business interests make a backroom deal to usurp the town's water in order to pave the way for a land buy-out. Due to the new laws, Joe Mondragon is unable to make a living farming because he is not allowed to divert water from an irrigation ditch that runs past his property.
All of Me
All of Me (1984)
, 1h33
Directed by Carl Reiner
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Actors Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madolyn Smith, Richard Libertini, Dana Elcar
Roles Court Clerk
Rating65% 3.2989753.2989753.2989753.2989753.298975
Dissatisfied 38-year-old attorney Roger Cobb (Martin) is dating his boss' daughter and is also an aspiring jazz guitarist. A difficult, eccentric millionairess named Edwina Cutwater (Tomlin) has been bedridden since childhood. Cutwater hires Roger to make some unusual final arrangements to her will.