in the film “Midnight Cowboy”
1969 role for Dustin; Hoffman's Rizzo; Dustin's '69 Oscar role;
role in "Midnight Cowboy"; Enrico Salvatore Rizzo,
2 times a year
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~ Ratso Rizzo (line ad-libbed by Dustin Hoffman (or maybe
Cowboy is a 1969 film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by
James Leo Herlihy. It was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John
Schlesinger, and stars Dustin Hoffman and then-newcomer Jon
Voight in the title role.
name came up for the role of Ratso Rizzo in the film version of
James Leo Herlihy's novel Midnight Cowboy after producer Jerome
Hellman saw Hoffman in his one-man-show "Eh!".
to Hoffman, he thought he had proactively kinked the Ratso Rizzo
chain by appearing in The Graduate, by now an international smash
hit. He found his Strasberg training taking over when, to prove
his dedication to the role, he asked the producer to meet him on
a street corner in Manhattan. Without the producer's knowledge,
Hoffman dressed up as a homeless man and begged for money on the
streets. When the producer arrived, he took the man for an
everyday beggar and paid no attention. Hoffman walked up to him
several minutes later and introduced himself. Shocked, the
producer questioned no further whether Hoffman could play Rizzo
one scene Rizzo and Joe Buck (Jon Voight) are walking a street
crossing in New York City when a car almost hits the two of them.
"Hey, I'm walkin' here! I'm walkin' here!" Rizzo
exclaims, feverishly smacking the hood of the car. The quote has
become one of the most famous in film history, recently voted #27
on AFI's Top 100 Movie Quotes Of All Time. The incident with the
car was totally unscripted, and Hoffman's famous line was
received his second Academy Award nomination for Midnight Cowboy.
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