Dustin Hoffman plans to continue his acting career in Europe - because he has become a victim of Hollywood ageism. The 70-year-old star struggles to win leading roles in the U.S. because he is now considered a veteran of the industry - but feels European filmmakers are more willing to give an older actor top billing. He says, "I might get the father who's dying or an Alzheimer's part. That's why I don't work that much and why I want to work in Europe right now. "I have a much better shot at my age of getting a lead role. No one writes leads for people my age unless you're a signature actor who carries a gun and has a little more longevity."