Ask AP: Dustin Hoffman

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on September 14, 2008

I remember a movie from the early ’70s that starred Dustin Hoffman and was called Little Big Man. It seems to have disappeared. Was there some kind of controversy about it?

—Bob Baughman, Hillards, Pa.

Dustin Hoffman was 33 and had much more of his movie career ahead of him when he starred in Little Big Man in 1970. The fictitious story of a white man raised by Indians in the late 1800s rubbed a few people the wrong way at the time—the height of the Vietnam War—for its depiction of reckless American imperialism and its portrayal of U.S. Gen. George Custer as a raving lunatic. It’s available on DVD.