80 Facts About Dustin Hoffman


Dustin Lee Hoffman was born on August 8,1937 and is an American actor.


Dustin Hoffman is the recipient of numerous accolades including two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards.


Dustin Hoffman studied at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music before he decided to go into acting, for which he trained at the Pasadena Playhouse.


Dustin Hoffman received two Academy Awards for Best Actor for Kramer vs Kramer, and Rain Man.


Dustin Hoffman has done voice work for The Tale of Despereaux and the Kung Fu Panda film series.


Dustin Hoffman made his Broadway debut in the 1961 play A Cook for Mr General.


Dustin Hoffman subsequently starred as Willy Loman in the 1984 revival of Death of a Salesman and reprised the role a year later in a television film earning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.


Dustin Lee Hoffman was born on August 8,1937, in Los Angeles, California, the younger of two sons of Harry Hoffman and Lillian.


Dustin Hoffman's father worked as a prop supervisor at Columbia Pictures before becoming a furniture salesman.


Dustin Hoffman has an elder brother Ronald, who is a lawyer and economist.


Dustin Hoffman is Jewish, from an Ashkenazi Jewish family of immigrants from Kyiv, Ukraine, and Iasi, Romania.


Dustin Hoffman's upbringing was nonreligious, and he has said, "I don't have any memory of celebrating holidays growing up that were Jewish", and that he had "realized" he was Jewish at around the age of 10.


Dustin Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955 and enrolled at Santa Monica College with the intention of studying medicine.


Dustin Hoffman initially hoped to become a classical pianist, having studied piano during much of his youth and in college.


Dustin Hoffman composed a song called "Shooting the Breeze", alongside Bette Midler who wrote the words.


Dustin Hoffman then studied at Actors Studio and became a dedicated method actor.


In 1960 Dustin Hoffman was cast in a role in an off-Broadway production and followed with a bit part in his Broadway debut in production, A Cook for Mr General.


In 1964, Dustin Hoffman appeared in Three Men on a Horse at Princeton's McCarter Theatre and in 1965, in off-Broadway's Harry, Noon and Night with Joel Grey.


Grosbard and Hoffman reunited for a 1965 recording of Death of a Salesman starring Lee J Cobb and Mildred Dunnock, with Hoffman playing Bernard.


Dustin Hoffman was assistant director for Grosbard's 1965 off-Broadway production of A View from the Bridge starring Robert Duvall and Jon Voight and in late 1965, stage managed and appeared in Grosbard's The Subject Was Roses on Broadway.


Dustin Hoffman made his film debut in The Tiger Makes Out in 1967, alongside Eli Wallach.


In 1967, immediately after wrapping up principal filming on The Tiger Makes Out, Dustin Hoffman flew from New York City to Fargo, North Dakota, where he directed productions of William Gibson's Two for the Seesaw and William Saroyan's The Time of Your Life for the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre.


Dustin Hoffman played the character of Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate who has an affair with Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father's law partner.


The film's screenwriter, Buck Henry, notes that Dustin Hoffman's character made conventional good looks no longer necessary on screen:.


Dustin Hoffman was confused about his future and about his place in the world, as I am.


Turner Classic Movies critic Rob Nixon notes that Dustin Hoffman represented "a new generation of actors".


Dustin Hoffman returned to Broadway to appear in the title role of the musical Jimmy Shine.


Dustin Hoffman was paid $20,000 for his role in The Graduate, but netted just $4,000 after taxes and living expenses.


Dustin Hoffman was then offered the lead in Midnight Cowboy, which he accepted partly to prove many critics were wrong about his acting range and the variety of characters he could portray.


Also in 1969, Dustin Hoffman co-starred with Mia Farrow in the Peter Yates's romantic drama film John and Mary.


Dustin Hoffman received a 1970 British Academy Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the film, although the film received mixed reviews.


Dustin Hoffman was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture The film was made soon after the success of Farrow's performance in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, and Hoffman's performance in The Graduate which prompted them being hailed on the cover of the February 27,1969, Time magazine as stars of their generation.


Dustin Hoffman has appeared in major films over the next few years.


Dustin Hoffman returned to Broadway in 1974, directing All Over Town.


Dustin Hoffman next starred in Lenny, for which he was again nominated for Best Actor.


The film, as earlier ones, had Dustin Hoffman take on a dramatically different character than his previous one, although both men, Bruce and Bernstein, set their faces against abuses of institutional power, and the tendency for society to ignore such abuses.


Dustin Hoffman next starred in Marathon Man, a film based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, opposite Laurence Olivier and Roy Scheider.


Dustin Hoffman opted out of directing Straight Time, but starred as a thief.


Dustin Hoffman next starred in Kramer vs Kramer co-starring Meryl Streep and directed by Robert Benton.


Dustin Hoffman won his first Academy Award, and the film received the Best Picture honor, plus the awards for Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.


In Tootsie, Dustin Hoffman portrays Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who finds himself dressing up as a woman to land a role on a soap opera.


Dustin Hoffman has the knack of making everything he does seem perilous, and so audiences feel protective of him and root for him.


In 1983, Dustin Hoffman became a Major Donor for The Mirror Theater Ltd, alongside Paul Newman and Al Pacino, matching a grant from Laurance Rockefeller.


In 1984, Dustin Hoffman starred as Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman.


Dustin Hoffman reprised his role in a TV movie of the same name, for which he won the 1985 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor along with a Golden Globe.


Dustin Hoffman worked at the New York Psychiatric Institute, affiliated with Columbia University, when he was 21.


Dustin Hoffman has an enormous range, and yet he's still Dustin somewhere in there.


In 1991, Dustin Hoffman voiced substitute teacher Mr Bergstrom in The Simpsons episode "Lisa's Substitute", under the pseudonym Sam Etic.


Dustin Hoffman played the lead role in Outbreak, alongside Rene Russo, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Cuba Gooding Jr.


Dustin Hoffman isn't good, exactly; he's tense, edgy, and righteous, like a B-movie actor from the fifties.


In 1997, Dustin Hoffman starred opposite John Travolta in the Costa Gavras film Mad City.


Dustin Hoffman gained his seventh Academy Award nomination for his performance in Wag The Dog, in a role that allowed Dustin Hoffman the chance to work with both Robert De Niro and Denis Leary.


Dustin Hoffman next appeared in another Barry Levinson film, the science fiction psychological thriller, Sphere, opposite Sharon Stone.


In 1999, Dustin Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award and recalls the emotional impact that receiving the award had on him:.


Dustin Hoffman next appeared in Moonlight Mile, followed by Confidence opposite Edward Burns, Andy Garcia and Rachel Weisz.


Dustin Hoffman finally had a chance to work with Gene Hackman in Gary Fleder's Runaway Jury, an adaptation of John Grisham's bestselling novel.


In director David O Russell's I Heart Huckabees, Dustin Hoffman appeared opposite Lily Tomlin as an existential detective team member.


Seven years after his nomination for Wag the Dog, Dustin Hoffman got another opportunity to perform again with Robert De Niro, co-starring with Streisand and Ben Stiller in the 2004 comedy Meet the Fockers, a sequel to Meet the Parents.


Dustin Hoffman won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.


Dustin Hoffman appeared in Stranger than Fiction, played the perfumer Giuseppe Baldini in Tom Tykwer's film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer.


In 2008, although he was reluctant to perform in an animated feature film, Dustin Hoffman had a prominent role as Shifu in the film Kung Fu Panda, which was praised in part for his comedic chemistry with Jack Black and his character's poignantly complex relationship with the story's villain.


Dustin Hoffman later won the Annie Award for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature for Kung Fu Panda and has continued into the role in the franchise's subsequent filmed productions outside of the franchise's television series.


Dustin Hoffman next voiced Roscuro in The Tale of Despereaux.


Dustin Hoffman appears in Little Fockers, the critically panned yet financially successful 2010 sequel to Meet the Fockers.


In 2011, Dustin Hoffman reprised his role as Master Shifu in the commercially and critically successful animated film Kung Fu Panda 2.


In 2012, Dustin Hoffman's audiobook recording of Jerzy Kosinski's Being There was released at Audible.


Dustin Hoffman starred in the HBO horse racing drama Luck, as a man involved in bookmaking and casino operations.


In 2012, Dustin Hoffman made his directorial debut with Quartet, starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, and Michael Gambon.


In 2015, Dustin Hoffman starred in Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, a BBC television film adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel, adapted by Richard Curtis and co-starring Judi Dench.


Dustin Hoffman received an Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor.


In 2017, Dustin Hoffman starred in Noah Baumbach's Netflix film The Meyerowitz Stories alongside Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel and Emma Thompson.


In 2017, Dustin Hoffman was honored with the Gotham Awards Tribute alongside Sofia Coppola, Nicole Kidman, Edward Lachman.


In 2020, it was announced that Dustin Hoffman would make his return to the Broadway stage in Scott Rudin's revival of Our Town as the Stage Manager.


In October 2022, Dustin Hoffman was cast in Francis Ford Coppola's latest film Megalopolis.


In 1999, Dustin Hoffman was honored by the American Film Institute, who celebrated him with the 27th Life Achievement Award.


In 2009, Dustin Hoffman received an Honorary Cesar Medal at the Cesar Awards.


In 2012, Dustin Hoffman received Kennedy Center Honors, with the following commendation: "Dustin Hoffman's unyielding commitment to the wide variety of roles he plays has made him one of the most versatile and iconoclastic actors of this or any other generation".


Dustin Hoffman was finishing her Juris Doctor degree, and the couple married in October 1980.


Dustin Hoffman has lamented that he is not fluent in Hebrew.


Dustin Hoffman has not publicly responded to the other six allegations.