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Actor Dustin Hoffman names a bathroom after him
hindu ^ | 01/15/2009

Posted on 01/17/2009 3:09:55 PM PST by JoeProBono

London, Jan 15 (PTI) Actor Dustin Hoffman has named a bathroom after him at the college where he was once thrown out of.

The 71-year-old actor just his attended his first year in Santa Monica Junior College in California.

Hoffman revealed that he was not a very good student in his teen years but about nine years ago the college authorities asked if they could honour him in their new theatre, Contactmusic reported.


TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bathroom; dustinhoffman
"I was the one celebrity from Santa Monica College, except for James Dean - and he wasn't available...They asked me and I said, 'But I got kicked out...' and they said, 'You're an alumni," the 'Rain Man' star said.

However Hoffman later persuaded the college authorities to name the theatre after someone who was more worthy than him and he himself opted for a toilet tribute.

"I said, 'Give me a toilet...' because on the stage they rarely have a bathroom in the wings and you get nervous and you can't go to the bathroom, and you have to go underneath and go around...I said, 'Give the whole cast a toilet just in the wings before you come on, it's a great thing to do," he said


1 posted on 01/17/2009 3:09:56 PM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

But WHY was he thrown out of the bathroom at Santa Monica Community College?


2 posted on 01/17/2009 3:13:22 PM PST by Bertha Fanation
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To: Bertha Fanation

Possibly his strong demoncRAT antics were too much for the college officials.


3 posted on 01/17/2009 3:18:32 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Bertha Fanation

His “stance”?


4 posted on 01/17/2009 3:19:59 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: JoeProBono

Is it safe?


5 posted on 01/17/2009 3:21:31 PM PST by Larry Lucido (I was predestined to be an Arminian but am considering choosing Calvinism.)
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"Is it safe?"


6 posted on 01/17/2009 3:25:16 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: JoeProBono

Befitting. That’s where he belongs.


7 posted on 01/17/2009 3:28:24 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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8 posted on 01/17/2009 3:32:16 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: Bertha Fanation

9 posted on 01/17/2009 3:38:27 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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10 posted on 01/17/2009 3:39:12 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: Bertha Fanation

James Dean attended that college too. They should name the theater after him.


11 posted on 01/17/2009 3:39:50 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Larry Lucido

Schnell- der Wasser Engel!


12 posted on 01/17/2009 3:42:42 PM PST by ffusco (Maecilius Fuscus,Governor of Longovicium , Manchester, England. 238-244 AD)
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Schnell- der Wasser Engel!


13 posted on 01/17/2009 3:51:01 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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...they said, "You're an alumni,"...

Obviously they never took Latin. Even if he had graduated, he would have been an alumnus, not an alumni. Alumni is plural.

Unless, perhaps, he was beside himself.

14 posted on 01/17/2009 3:55:34 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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15 posted on 01/17/2009 4:01:30 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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MARATHON MAN by rattlingdjs.
16 posted on 01/17/2009 4:04:22 PM PST by smokingfrog (Never underestimate the influence of a wife who bitch-slaps her husband in public.)
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Ha!
17 posted on 01/17/2009 4:21:30 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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Revealing the background to a bathroom scene he shares with Robert De Niro in comedy hit "Meet the Fockers," Hoffman said on Wednesday that chatting while sitting on the toilet was something he had enjoyed all his life.

"When I was growing up, in my house, it was one of the best places to have a conversation.

"One person was on the toilet, like my brother or whatever, and I would sit on the edge of the tub and we'd have these wonderful conversations," he told reporters during a European promotional tour for "Fockers."

18 posted on 01/17/2009 4:27:38 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: JoeProBono
Hoffman. I preder Dustbin Hoffman.


19 posted on 01/17/2009 4:33:14 PM PST by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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Ha!

Dustin as Mickey Rourke


20 posted on 01/17/2009 4:41:23 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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21 posted on 01/17/2009 4:53:35 PM PST by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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22 posted on 01/17/2009 5:28:15 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: JoeProBono
I really liked the "moral" to this story.


23 posted on 01/17/2009 5:37:21 PM PST by Daffynition ("Beauty is in the sty of the beholder." ~ Joe 6-pack)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow, I really see a resemblance to his daughter, Angelina, in this picture.


24 posted on 01/17/2009 6:01:52 PM PST by Swede Girl
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25 posted on 01/17/2009 6:09:45 PM PST by JoeProBono ("Creative License. Take as much as you want.")
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To: JoeProBono
Best scene in Tootsie was stolen by Bill Murray responding to Hoffman's confused relationships.



[Dead pan]"You SLUT!"
26 posted on 01/17/2009 6:35:33 PM PST by egannacht
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To: JoeProBono

I really meant Jon Voight and his daughter Angelina.


27 posted on 01/18/2009 1:30:09 PM PST by Swede Girl
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