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Dustin Hoffman on ‘fear of success,’ why he turned down ‘Schindler’s List’


At age 78, Dustin Hoffman is still acting, supplying one of the voices in the animated family feature “Kung Fu Panda 3.” “I thought it was the stupidest title,” Hoffman tells Lauer, and he admits he’s not sure what kind of talking animal he’s portraying in the film (it’s a red panda), but he also thinks it may be the best film in the franchise. He also talks about his regrets, such as turning down “Schindler’s List,” and speculates that maybe he didn’t think he deserved success.