People: Aug. 11, 2003

HEY, DON'T I KNOW YOU? FIRST LOOK

Look closely at this picture. It shows something you have never seen before: Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman occupying the same piece of celluloid. Although the two wily veterans were roommates way back in their struggling-actor days, they have never shared the big screen. Runaway Jury, a legal thriller that opens Oct. 17, will be their first co-starring gig. "Gene's always had the ability to be extremely, almost criminally, honest and natural in his work," says Hoffman. Says Hackman: "Dustin takes big chances, a big bite out of something, which I love." Well, now...

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