1. Dustin Hoffman tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about getting visibly teary when his friend Robert De Niro presented him with the Kennedy Center Honor in December:





What hit me — and it hit me very hard — … [was] De Niro is announced, he comes out on the stage and he starts talking about me and I realized, ‘Oh, I guess I’m first up,’ and … I’ve known him for years and we’re very good friends. I think we’ve always felt there’s like a brotherhood between us … but, you know, actors don’t talk to each other about acting … but suddenly, in this speech he gave, what he said about me he had never said and it just got me, his feelings toward me as an actor and I called him the next day … and I told him over the phone how deeply it hit me and he said to me mid-conversation, ‘Dustin, stop, he says, you’re making me cry,’ and even talking about it now, that was the highest moment for me, with all due respect to the President and the First Lady.”

    Dustin Hoffman tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross about getting visibly teary when his friend Robert De Niro presented him with the Kennedy Center Honor in December:

    What hit me — and it hit me very hard — … [was] De Niro is announced, he comes out on the stage and he starts talking about me and I realized, ‘Oh, I guess I’m first up,’ and … I’ve known him for years and we’re very good friends. I think we’ve always felt there’s like a brotherhood between us … but, you know, actors don’t talk to each other about acting … but suddenly, in this speech he gave, what he said about me he had never said and it just got me, his feelings toward me as an actor and I called him the next day … and I told him over the phone how deeply it hit me and he said to me mid-conversation, ‘Dustin, stop, he says, you’re making me cry,’ and even talking about it now, that was the highest moment for me, with all due respect to the President and the First Lady.”

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