THE EMPEROR'S CLUB
MICHAEL HOFFMAN (Director)
had to pull from his past to visualize the world of Classics Professor William
Hundert on the big screen. A Rhodes scholar at Oxford who
studied Renaissance Literature, the Boise, Idaho
native was equally enthralled with the Ancients. The
Emperor Club marks his third collaboration with
Academy Award winner Kevin Kline. The two previously reamed on A Midsummer
Night's Dream, which he also wrote, and
the comedy Soapdish.
In keeping with the mindset of a traditional
theater company, Hoffman has frequently re-teamed with some of Hollywood's top talent in his
Michelle Pfeiffer co-starred with Kline in A Midsummer Night's Dream and
One Fine Day, co- starring
George Clooney. Robert Downey, Jr. appeared opposite Kline in Soapdish and
Restoration. He directed Privileged, which
he co-wrote with Restoration screenwriter
Rupert Walters and featured the debut performances of Hugh Grant, James Wilby
and Imogen Stubbs. Grant also starred in Restoration.
Hoffman has also directed the films
Girls, Restless Natives and Promised Land, which he wrote.
Before attending Oxford, he graduated from Boise State
University where he was Student Body President. He is one of the founders of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival.
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