Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Movie Actor

Dustin Lee Hoffman 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.

Full Name
Dustin Lee Hoffman
Aug 8, 1937
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Dustin Hoffman was born on August 8, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Harry Hoffman and Lillian Gold. His father was a furniture salesman and his mother was an office clerk. Hoffman attended Santa Monica City College before transferring to the Pasadena Playhouse.

Hoffman made his stage debut in 1957 in 'The Journey of the Fifth Horse.' He then moved to New York City and appeared in off-Broadway plays such as 'Eh?' and 'Harry, Noon and Night.' In 1966, he debuted on Broadway in 'Jimmy Shine.' After appearing on television shows such as 'Naked City' and 'The Defenders,' Hoffman got his breakthrough role as Benjamin Braddock in 1967's 'The Graduate.' The film earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.

Hoffman went on to appear in films such as 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969), 'Kramer vs. Kramer' (1979) and 'Tootsie' (1982). He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in the latter film. Other notable films include ‘Rain Man’ (1988) and ‘Wag the Dog’ (1997). He also starred alongside Robert De Niro in ‘Marathon Man’ (1976), ‘Straw Dogs’ (1971) and ‘Little Big Man’ (1970). 

Hoffman has since continued to work steadily, appearing in films such as ‘Meet the Fockers’ (2004), ‘Stranger Than Fiction’(2006) and ‘Quartet’ (2012). In 2015, he appeared alongside Meryl Streep in the drama ‘The Meyerowitz Stories.’

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1937</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Dustin Hoffman is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 8, 1937, Dustin Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960s</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Acting Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hoffman begins his acting career with various small roles on television.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakout Performance in The Graduate</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">The Graduate is released and Dustin Hoffman gives a breakout performance that earns him an Academy Award nomination.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1979</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Kramer vs. Kramer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Tootsie</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Tootsie is released and Hoffman stars as Michael Dorsey, earning him another Academy Award nomination.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives AFI Life Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hoffman receives the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award for his contributions to film.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Kennedy Center Honors</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hoffman is awarded the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors for his lifetime of achievement in the arts.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dustin Hoffman is an incredibly talented actor who has starred in some of the most iconic films of all time. From his Academy Award-winning performance in Rain Man to his roles in The Graduate, Tootsie and more, Hoffman's performances have left an indelible mark on the film industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hoffman is able to take on a variety of roles with ease, from comedic to dramatic and everything in between. His ability to bring characters to life has made him a favorite among fans everywhere.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's a Humanitarian</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Dustin Hoffman is also known for his humanitarian work. He has been involved with many charitable organizations, including the American Cancer Society and UNICEF. He is committed to helping those in need and making the world a better place.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Winner of Two Academy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dustin Hoffman has won two Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, for his performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Nominated for Six Golden Globe Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dustin Hoffman has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards in total, winning two of them.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Broke the Fourth Wall</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In Robert Altman's 1975 film Nashville, Dustin Hoffman broke the fourth wall by speaking directly to the audience and asking them questions.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> First Lead Role was in 1967</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dustin Hoffman's first lead role was in the 1967 film The Graduate, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appears in Five Best Picture Winners</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Dustin Hoffman has appeared in five films that were awarded the Best Picture Oscar: Kramer vs. Kramer, Rain Man, All the President's Men, Tootsie, and Midnight Cowboy.</p></div>


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