Hollywood actor Dustin Hoffman is proud of his acne - because it's a sign of just how manly he is.

The TOOTSIE star, 65, has spent much of his life battling lingering zits without much luck - but he's decided to sit back and accept his facial blemishes after learning what they represent.

He says, "I thank God I still have acne because - may I say this modestly? - that goes hand in hand with a high testosterone count.

"I always hated acne, but now I'll get a pimple and say, 'Stay with me!'"

25/04/2003 19:28