Dustin Hoffman

Name in Native Language: "Dustin Lee Hoffman" (English/EN)
Film Director / Character Actor / Film Producer / Theatrical Producer / Television Presenter | * 08/08/1937 (85) | Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. As one of the key actors in the formation of New Hollywood, Hoffman is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. He is the recipient of numerous accolades including two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Hoffman has received numerous honors including the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1997, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999, and the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2012. Actor Robert De Niro described him as "an actor with the everyman's face who embodied the heartbreakingly human". Hoffman studied at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music before he decided to go into acting, for which he trained at the Pasadena Playhouse. He received two Academy Awards for Best Actor for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), and Rain Man (1988). His other Oscar-nominated roles were for The Graduate (1967), Midnight Cowboy ()
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Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. Actor Robert De Niro described him as "an actor with the everyman's face who embodied the heartbreakingly human". At a young age Hoffman knew he wanted to study in the arts, and entered into the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music; later he decided to go into acting, for which he trained at the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles. His first theatrical performance was 1961's A Cook for Mr. General as Ridzinski. During that time he appeared in several guest roles on television shows like Naked City and The Defenders. He then starred in the 1966 off-Broadway play Eh? where his performance garnered him both a Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Award.His breakthrough role was as Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichols' critically acclaimed and iconic film The Graduate (1967), for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. His next role was "Ratso" Rizzo in John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy (1969), in which he acted alongside Jon Voight; they both received Oscar nominations, and the film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. He gained success in the 1970s playing roles that shaped the craft of his acting, crossing genres effortlessly in the western Little Big Man (1970), the prison drama Papillon (1973), playing a controversial and groundbreaking comedian in Bob Fosse's Lenny (1975), Marathon Man alongside Laurence Olivier (1976), and as Carl Bernstein investigating the Watergate scandal in All the President's Men (1976). In 1979, Hoffman starred in the family drama Kramer vs. Kramer alongside Meryl Streep. They both received Academy Awards for their performances.After a three-year break from films, Hoffman returned in Sydney Pollack's show business comedy Tootsie (1982) about a struggling actor who pretends to be a woman in order to get an acting role. He returned to stage acting with a 1984 performance as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman and reprised the role a year later in a television film earning a Primetime Emmy Award. In 1987 he starred alongside Warren Beatty in Elaine May's comedy Ishtar. He won his second Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the autistic savant Ray Babbitt in the 1988 film Rain Man, co-starring Tom Cruise. In 1989, he was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for playing Shylock in a stage performance of The Merchant of Venice. In the 1990s, he made appearances in such films as Warren Beatty's action comedy adaptation Dick Tracy (1990), Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991) as Captain Hook, medical disaster Outbreak (1995), legal crime drama Sleepers (1996), and the satirical black comedy Wag the Dog (1997) alongside Robert De Niro.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Comedies | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Dustin Hoffman

Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Donostia Award Annie Awards 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Theatre World Award Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Kennedy Center Honors AFI Life Achievement Award BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 7x Academy Award for Best Actor Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play
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Movies with Dustin Hoffman as Actor(128)

as Eugene2022 As They Made Us
as Bill2022 Sam & Kate
as Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels (archive footage)2022 PRIDE: To Be Seen - A Soul of a Nation Presentation
as Self (archive footage)2022 Becoming Al Pacino
as Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels (archive footage)2020 Disclosure
as himself2019 Hal
as Dottor Green2019 Into the Labyrinth
as himself2017 Spielberg
as Shifu / Warrior (voice)2016 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll
as Shifu (voice)2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
as Self (archive footage)2015 Warren Beatty - Mister Hollywood
as Bob Hamman2015 The Program
as Mr. Hoppy2015 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Abraham Simkin2014 The Cobbler
as Riva2014 Chef
as Master Carvelle2014 Boychoir
as himself2012 La Classe américaine
as Self (Archival Footage)2012 Casting By
as Shifu (voice)2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
as Self (archive footage)2011 Paul Williams Still Alive
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)2010 Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff
as Bernie Focker2010 Little Fockers
as Izzy Panofsky2010 Barney's Version
as Shifu (voice)2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday
as Narrator2009 Against the Tide
as Harvey Shine2008 Last Chance Harvey
as Himself/Narrator2008 Visual Acoustics
as Roscuro (voice)2008 The Tale of Despereaux
as Shifu (voice)2008 Kung Fu Panda
as Himself / Interviewee2007 Trumbo
as Mr. Edward Magorium2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
as Dustin Hoffman (uncredited)2006 The Holiday
as Professor Jules Hilbert2006 Stranger Than Fiction
as Giuseppe Baldini2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
as Meyer Lansky2005 The Lost City
as Tucker (voice)2005 Racing Stripes
as himself2005 Earth to America
as Charles Frohman2004 Finding Neverland
as Bernie Focker2004 Meet the Fockers
as Bernard Jaffe2004 I ♥ Huckabees
as Winston King2003 Confidence
as Self (archive footage)2003 Mantrap – Straw Dogs: The Final Cut
as Wendell Rohr2003 Runaway Jury
as Self (archive footage)2002 The Kid Stays in the Picture
as Ben Floss2002 Moonlight Mile
as voice2001 Tuesday
as Himself - Narrator2001 Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies
1999 Billy Connolly: Erect for 30 Years
as Himself (Introduces Film) (uncredited)1999 The Devil's Arithmetic
as Arturo Puig1999 Tato's Argentina
as Dr. Norman Goodman1998 Sphere
as Himself - Host (segment "75 Years of Award Winners")1998 Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory
as Stanley Motss1997 Wag the Dog
as Max Brackett1997 Mad City
as Walt 'Teach' Teacher1996 American Buffalo
as Danny Snyder1996 Sleepers
as Sam Daniels1995 Outbreak
as himself1994 Jonas in the Desert
as Peter (archive footage)1993 La Classe américaine
as himself1992 'The Graduate' at 25
as Bernard 'Bernie' Laplante1992 Hero
as Captain James S. Hook1991 Hook
as Milquetoast (voice)1991 A Wish for Wings That Work
as Dutch Schultz1991 Billy Bathgate
as Every Lawyer1990 The Earth Day Special
as Mumbles1990 Dick Tracy
as Vito McMullen1989 Family Business
as Raymond Babbitt1988 Rain Man
as Chuck Clarke1987 Ishtar
as Willy Loman1985 Death of a Salesman
as Babe (archive footage) (uncredited)1984 Terror in the Aisles
as Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels1982 Tootsie
as Wally Stanton1979 Agatha
as Ted Kramer1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
as Max Dembo1978 Straight Time
as Carl Bernstein1976 All the President's Men
as Babe1976 Marathon Man
as Self (scenes deleted)1974 Free to Be… You and Me
as Lenny Bruce1974 Lenny
as himself1973 The Magnificent Rebel
as Louis Dega1973 Papillon
as Alfredo1972 Alfredo, Alfredo
as Narrator / Father (first telecast)1971 The Point
as David Sumner1971 Straw Dogs
as Jack Crabb1970 Little Big Man
as John1969 John and Mary
as Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo1969 Midnight Cowboy
as Jason Fister1968 Madigan's Millions
as Ben Braddock1967 The Graduate
as Hanus Wicks1966 The Star Wagon

TV Shows/Series with Dustin Hoffman as Actor(34)

as Giovanni de' Medici2016 Medici: Masters of Florence
as himself2012 Finding Your Roots
as Chester Bernstein2012 Luck
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as himself2005 The Reichen Show
as himself2002 V Graham Norton
as Benedict Arnold2002 Liberty's Kids
as Guide #12000 Curb Your Enthusiasm
as himself1995 MADtv
as himself1992 Coucou C'est Nous !
as Mr. Bergstrom (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as himself1988 This Morning
as himself1986 American Masters
as himself1982 Champs-Elysées
as himself1981 Wetten, dass..?
as himself1971 V.I.P. Schaukel
as himself1970 Treffpunkte
as J.J. Semmons1966 ABC Stage 67
as Larson1962 The Nurses
as Robert Burke1961 The Defenders
as Buddy1961 The Defenders
as Lester Stenton1958 Naked City
as Finney1958 Naked City
as himself1952 Today

Movies with Dustin Hoffman as Crew(8)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Into the Labyrinth
Crew/Thanks2015 Brooklyn
Directing/Director2012 Quartet
Production/Executive Producer2012 Quartet
Production/Executive Producer1999 The Devil's Arithmetic
Production/Producer1999 A Walk on the Moon
Production/Producer1998 Tarzan and the Lost City
Production/Producer1979 Agatha

TV Shows/Series with Dustin Hoffman as Crew(1)

Production/Producer2012 Luck

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Dustin Hoffman
Born: Sunday, 08/08 1937 (August) in Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 85 years + 231 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Santa Monica College, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, Los Angeles High School
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Spouses (current/former): Lisa Hoffman, Anne Byrne
Children: Jake Hoffman
Other names for Dustin Hoffman (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"داستين هوفمان"
"더스틴 호프먼"
"Дастин Хоффман"
"ดัสติน ฮอฟแมน"
"Dustin Lee Hoffman"
"Ντάστιν Λι Χόφμαν"
"Ντάστιν Χόφμαν"
Dustin Hoffman frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Martin Sheen (13x, Actor)
Robert Redford (12x, Actor)
Peter Falk (12x, Actor)
Jodie Foster (11x, Actress)
Halle Berry (11x, Actress)
Whoopi Goldberg (11x, Actress)
Jennifer Garner (11x, Actress)
Bette Midler (11x, Actress)
Wanda Sykes (11x, Actress)
Elton John (11x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:284, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/25/2023