1974, MGM/Park Circus, 111 min, USA, Dir: Bob Fosse

Dustin Hoffman plays legendary stand-up comic Lenny Bruce in director Bob Fosse's ambitious biopic. Fosse, aided by Bruce Surtees' gorgeous black-and-white camerawork, provides an impressionistic portrait of a comedian as troubled as he was brilliant and controversial, with standout performances by Hoffman and Valerie Perrine as Lenny's wife, Honey Harlowe.

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