"I have always felt passionate about the fact that the audience is identifying (with movie violence) in a very fraudulent way," Hoffman revealed. "I don't find anything interesting about a gun. A gun is there to threaten or kill." Fascinating article about Dustin Hoffman's take on guns in movies.
Bernie Mac (1957 - 2008) Born in Englewood on Chicago's south side, Bernie Mac held jobs at General Motors and Wonder Bread before pursuing a career in comedy. His first big break came at an open mike night at Chicago's Cotton Club. Within a few years he had won a city-wide comedy talent search and was on his way to nationwide fame.