“Bob Fosse’s remarkable film version of Julian Barry’s legit play Lenny stars Dustin Hoffman in an outstanding performance.” Variety

The meeting of two show biz giants – veteran director Bob Fosse (Cabaret), and Dustin Hoffman – produced this raw and powerful biopic about the legendary stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce. Famous for his no-holds-barred, highly critical style of comedy, Bruce often tested the limits of America’s venerable freedom of speech. Newly established as the biggest star of his generation thanks to The Graduate and Midnight Cowboy, Hoffman gave yet another mesmerising performance, which earned him his third Academy Award nomination.

Nominated
6 Academy Awards