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Q & A Dustin Hoffman
Richard Deitsch
October 17, 2005
The 68-year-old actor and two-time Oscar winner plays gangster Meyer Lansky in the upcoming film The Lost City
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October 17, 2005

Q & A Dustin Hoffman

The 68-year-old actor and two-time Oscar winner plays gangster Meyer Lansky in the upcoming film The Lost City

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Hoffman: In front of 8,000 people at the Mercedes-Benz Cup in L.A., I returned a 127-mph serve from Mark Philippoussis. And I won the point. You can ask him. I lie in life a lot but never about tennis.

SI: What's the best tennis gift you have received?

Hoffman: My wife once gave me Jimmy Connors. It was a birthday gift for him to come over and play with me.

SI: Any player remind you of you?

Hoffman: Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario. She's a great hustler. A short retriever.

SI: Have you ever told her this?

Hoffman: I've never met her. If I met her, though, I would probably leave my wife for her.

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