London, Nov 22 : American actor Dustin Hoffman has revealed that he almost lost his life in 1970, when an anti-war group accidentally detonated dynamite in their secret factory next door to his home.
Hoffman had been living in an apartment just one door down from the radical organisation Weather Underground's makeshift bomb factory in New York City's Greenwich Village in March of 1970.
The reason he escaped death was because he had stepped out of his house for a few hours when the group inadvertently set off explosives, but one year later he discovered that his then-girlfriend was a member of the violent activist group.
"She never told me. I found out about a year later. I wasn't mad (because) she wasn't involved in (the Village blast)," the Daily Express quoted him as telling the New York Daily News.
The explosion had destroyed the three-storey house and claimed the lives of three people.