‘Little Fockers’: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman hit the premiere

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The ‘Little Fockers’ cast flashed some Gotham star power at the movie’s premiere in New York last Wednesday, with Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman joining Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Jessica Alba on the red carpet outside the Ziegfeld Theater to launch the comedy.

Cast members Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Laura Dern and wee Daisy Tahan and Colin Baiocchi — they play little Fockers — also turned out to promote the third installment in the ‘Meet the Parents’ franchise, directed by Paul Weitz.

Hoffman was an August addition to the movie, the bulk of which had been shot without him after he initially passed on the role. ‘I don’t think he wrapped his head around it until he saw the preview in the theater,’ Weitz joked to The Times in October, discussing individual cast members. ‘Then the light bulb went off.’ Hoffman’s scenes are primarily with Barbra Streisand.

Also spotted supporting their significant actors: Hoffman’s wife, Lisa Gottsegen; Stiller’s dad, Jerry Stiller; and Alba’s hubby, Cash Warren. Click the photo of Hoffman and De Niro at right for more pictures from the ‘Little Fockers’ red carpet.

The movie opens in theaters Wednesday. Read critic Betsy Sharkey‘s ‘Little Fockers’ review here.



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Top photo: Robert De Niro, left, Jessica Alba, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Dustin Hoffman attend the premiere of ‘Little Fockers’ at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York on Dec. 15. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.

Right photo: Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro at the ‘Little Fockers’ premiere in New York on Dec. 15. Credit: Lucas Jackson / Reuters.