Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Actor

BIO

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable types of characters. He first drew critical praise for the 1966 Off-Broadway play Eh? for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough movie role as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967). Since then Hoffman's career has largely been focused in cinema with only sporadic returns to television and the stage. Some of his most noted films are Papillon, Marathon Man, Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Lenny, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, and Wag the Dog. Hoffman has won two Academy Awards, five Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards, a Genie Award, and an Emmy Award. Dustin Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999. Description above from the Wikipedia article Dustin Hoffman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Birthday

Aug. 8, 1937

Place of birth

Los Angeles, California, USA

Known for

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All the President's Men Revisited

Looks back at Watergate, the original game changer of America politics. How has Watergate changed... Read more

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Against the Tide

'Against The Tide' examines the conflict that erupted in the American Jewish community over the b... Read more

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Hal

Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including... Read more

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Visual Acoustics

Visual Acoustics celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world's greatest architect... Read more

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The New Cinema

Between the French La Nouvelle Vague and the Italian Neorealismo, Europe had been undergoing a co... Read more

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Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story

Actor Dustin Hoffman narrates this decade-spanning documentary that highlights the contributions ... Read more

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Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of All the President's Men

A short documentary on the making of All the President's Men Read more

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Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies

The life and work of Samuel Goldwyn, a Polish-born glove salesman who became one of Hollywood's g... Read more

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Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

In the late 1970s, a mysterious new disease began infecting and killing gay men. Common Threads t... Read more

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The Magnificent Rebel

A 1973 mini-documentary about the movie 'Papillon', a behind-the-scenes feature. Read more