Daniel Radcliffe The Next Dustin Hoffman?

Saturday, December 29, 2012

DANIEL Radcliffe has his sights set on becoming the next Dustin Hoffman.

The Harry Potter star models himself on Dustin because he is renowned for his method acting and the variety of roles he’s played in his 50 year acting career, but also because they’re both relatively short

“The person I’ve been looking at is Dustin Hoffman,” he said.

“In fact, I passed him the other day and he is absolutely on the shorter side, as am I. But he was in all those great roles, from action thrillers to romantic stuff. So there is a way of doing it unconventionally if you don’t necessarily look like the 6ft romantic lead.”

Meanwhile, sources say Dan is back boozing up a storm and his friends are pleading with him to check into rehab.

The actor — who had two hard-earned years of sobriety until he began hitting the bottle about a month ago — is said to be in a bad place.

Dan’s drinking recently culminated in a drunken argument with a DJ at a New York City club.

“In my opinion, Danie’s back where he started,” a source told American tabloid the National Enquirer.

“When he drinks, he gets carried away, and that’s exactly what happened to him in New York.”

Daniel — who shot to fame playing boy wizard Harry Potter in the popular film franchise — admitted he had a drinking problem and gave up booze in 2010.

“He knows he shouldn’t drink, so this incident was an eye-opening relapse,” said the source.

“Daniel is very embarrassed and even considered going back tot he club to apologize.

“His friends want him to get into an established booze rehab — and cut out drinking for good.”