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Dustin Hoffman Reveals: ‘I Got Vaccinated So I Could Properly Portray The Autistic Side Of Rain Man’

Dustin Hoffman has never been one to do things by halves. For the 1982 movie Tootsie, Hoffman wore woman’s clothes for 6 months to prepare for the lead role. For The Graduate he had sex with older woman for a year, before he even auditioned for the part. And for Rain Man – the 1988 classic that won him an Oscar – he got vaccinated against tetanus just so he could contract autism.

It goes a long way to explaining why Hoffman’s portrayal of the autistic savant Raymond Babbitt was so convincing. It also explains why he never contracted tetanus on set. But mostly, it’s yet another stark warning of the dangers of vaccinations. …

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