Is it true that Dustin Hoffman appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope?

May 22, 2022 | In A Far Away Galaxy

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If you believe Elaine from Seinfeld, yes. 

Or maybe not.

In the show about nothing, Elaine raises with Jerry that Dustin Hoffman was in Star Wars. 

This follows an incident where the premise is a man named Todd Gack tricks women into going on dates with him by making ‘bad’ bets and offering dinner if he should lose. He is able to trick Elaine into having dinner with him by betting her that famed actor Dustin Hoffman was in Star Wars.

 

That’s from the 7th season Seinfeld episode called “The Calzone”.  

And that may have let things percolate about the rumour that Hoffman appeared in Star Wars.
 

However more recently, a video doing the rounds on Tik Tok shows in the interrogation scene on the Death Star where Vader brings in that floating torture unit, Dustin Hoffman can clearly be seen as an extra.

 

So case settled, Hoffman was in Star Wars!

Wrong.

The video is simply a very good fake. Hoffman’s face has been added over the original actor’s. 

IF that’s not enough for you, Star Wars Wars was largely filmed in 1976 in London, England. A place which Hoffman never was at that time?

Seinfeld actually did a lot of references to movies, some of the Godfather ones are quite good and where Wayne Knight appeared in some big films, the riffing of the scenes he was in such as Basic Instinct are excellent.

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