Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed how he looks up to Dustin Hoffman as his inspiration to becoming a leading man in Hollywood. Daniel says that Dustin has proved that it is possible for somebody that does not have the conventional leading man look, to be successful.
Dustin Hoffman in his younger years
Talking to The List, Radcliffe explained, “The person I've been looking at is Dustin Hoffman. In fact, I passed him the other day and he is absolutely on the shorter side, as am I. But he was in all those great roles, from action thrillers to romantic stuff. So there is a way of doing it unconventionally if you don't necessarily look like the 6ft romantic lead.”
Daniel then went on to admit that he was looking forward to having a long and successful acting career, to prove all the doubters wrong, “Doing Equus was important. It showed people that I wasn't just here to capitalise on the Potter fame for as long as I could.”
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter
He added, “I think ultimately, I'm ambitious because I want to prove everyone wrong who thinks that it's impossible to emerge from Harry Potter and do well.”
Daniel Radcliffe can next be seen appearing in Kill Your Darlings, where he will be playing the poet Allen Ginsberg.