Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight were nominated for Oscars for their brilliant performances as a pair of hustlers on the streets of New York.
After a year of uncertainty in which he almost decided to leave film behind, Dustin Hoffman (against industry advice) took the role of seedy conman ‘Ratso’ Rizzo in this Oscar-winning film from British director John Schlesinger. Equally remarkable is Jon Voight as would-be Texan gigolo Joe Buck, who arrives in New York believing that women will be falling at his feet but finds himself squatting with his unlikely new friend.
1969 USA
Directed by
John Schlesinger
Produced by
Jerome Hellman
Written by
Waldo Salt
Jon Voight, Dustin Hoffman, Sylvia Miles
Running time
113 minutes