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Michael Hoffman

Michael Lynn Hoffman (born November 30, 1956) is an American movie director.

Hoffman was born in Hawaii and grew up in Payette, Idaho, played basketball, and attended college at Boise State University. There he was elected as student body president of BSU. He was a cofounder of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival (along with Doug Copsey and Victoria Holloway) which is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year. While at BSU, he served as president of the student body and earned the high honor of Rhodes Scholar, the first BSU alumnus to achieve this honor. While studying at Oriel College, Oxford, he extended his interest in drama by founding the Oxford University Film Foundation, (OUFF), and by making a student film Privileged, which starred a young Hugh Grant.

Befriended by John Schlesinger, who provided the funding, Michael's next film was Restless Natives, a humorous look at young Scottish boys who hold up tour buses. His other credits include Some Girls, a film starring the young Patrick Dempsey (Derek Shepherd on Grey's Anatomy), Restoration with Robert Downey, Jr., One Fine Day with Michelle Pfeiffer and George Clooney, Soapdish with Sally Field and Kevin Kline, A Midsummer Night's Dream, for which he also wrote the screenplay based on the work by Shakespeare, and The Emperor's Club (starring Kevin Kline). He has made three films with Kline (so far), including the aforementioned A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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