4. Brother from Another Mother?
Hoffman was considered for the part of Michael Corleone in the now legendary film “The Godfather.” The part went to Al Pacino instead. The two were continuously mistaken for each other in their early years.
Hoffman recalled an encounter with a fan, who said that he was the only actor that he ever respected. The fan then asked him which one of his movies he liked better: “The Godfather” or “Dog Day Afternoon.” Dustin answered “The Godfather.”
In a interview, Pacino was asked if there was a movie made about his life, what would it be called. He answered, “It would be called ‘The Dustin Hoffman Story.’ When we were starting out, [Robert] De Niro, me and Hoffman were always sort of mixed up. People mistook us for each other.”