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Dustin Hoffman Tells Stephen Colbert He Was Cut Out of the Movie 'Quartet'

Telling an actor they're cut out of your movie is probably the hardest thing a director has to do, and Dustin Hoffman chose to break the news to Stephen Colbert on national TV last night that his performance in his movie Quintet (now titled Quartet) has been left on the cutting room floor. To be fair, it doesn't look like Colbert's spoon-playing character fits into the film based on the short clip Hoffman plays, but it is going to be pretty distracting watching that movie and wondering why the classical music ensemble doesn't have a spoon player.

The Lost Roles of 'The Graduate'

"Lost Roles" is a weekly column looking at "what might have been" in movie and TV comedy, exploring alternate casting possibilities that almost happened but didn't, for one reason or another. This week, we turn our attention to The Graduate, director Mike Nichols's revered comedy-drama, which celebrates its 45th anniversary tomorrow.

As with any movie, casting was the key to The Graduate's success. Obviously, Mike Nichols's superb direction, and the tight, well-executed screenplay by Buck Henry, were a big part of that too, but with another cast, Nichols and Henry's vision wouldn't have been anywhere near as effective. Nichols and his team went through an arduous casting process to [...]