Dustin Hoffman enjoys the perks of ageing

7 February 2013 / 3 years 8 months ago

Dustin Hoffman, 75, doesn't worry about ageing because he thinks is makes him "grow and expand" more as a person.The 75-year-old actor - who has been married to second wife Lisa since 1980 - isn't concerned about his advancing years because he is "growing and expanding" as a person,especially as he is aware of the differences in how the sexes lead their lives.He said: "I wouldn't trade now for anything. What we all want is to continually grow and expand. I've discovered that as the body becomes more limited, the soul expands."I think men are the weaker of the genders and live a more limited life than women. For whatever reasons, men run from intimacy. If you run from intimacy, you're running fromwhat life can give you." And Dustin - who has been awarded the Breakthrough Accomplishment" honour for his directorial debut 'Quartet' at AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards - still feels he has a bigpart of his life to live.He told the publication: "During film I was saying to everybody in the cast, 'We're all in the same act together.' I always think it's a three-act play and we're in the second act - thethird act being something that alters you, some infirmity or whatever. And somebody responded, 'Maybe it's a Shakespearean play with five acts.' I liked that. Maybe I've got threemore acts."

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