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Dustin names bathroom after him

Actor Dustin Hoffman has named a bathroom after him at the Santa Monica Junior College in California, where he was once thrown out of.

entertainment Updated: Jan 15, 2009 15:26 IST

Actor Dustin Hoffman has named a bathroom after him at the college where he was once thrown out of.

The 71-year-old actor just his attended his first year in Santa Monica Junior College in California.

Hoffman revealed that he was not a very good student in his teen years but about nine years ago the college authorities asked if they could honour him in their new theatre, 'Contactmusic' reported.

"I was the one celebrity from Santa Monica College, except for James Dean - and he wasn't available...They asked me and I said, 'But I got kicked out...' and they said, 'You're an alumni," the 'Rain Man' star said.

However Hoffman later persuaded the college authorities to name the theatre after someone who was more worthy than him and he himself opted for a toilet tribute.

"I said, 'Give me a toilet...' because on the stage they rarely have a bathroom in the wings and you get nervous and you can't go to the bathroom, and you have to go underneath and go around...I said, 'Give the whole cast a toilet just in the wings before you come on, it's a great thing to do," he said.