Date: 9th March 2009

Hoffman Eyes Jazz Career

Dustin Hoffman is chasing an unfulfilled life ambition to become a jazz pianist.

The Rain Man actor has starred in dozens of hit films in his thirty-year big-screen career - but he insists he would give up Hollywood in an instant to be an accomplished piano player.

He says, "I promised myself that before I kicked the bucket I'd become a decent jazz player. The guy I'm practising with says he'll have me playing in a year."

"If God tapped me on the shoulder and offered me an ultimatum - acting or jazz piano - I'd make the decision in a New York minute."

Source: Press Release