Dustin Hoffman biography

Dustin Hoffman

Actor, Celebrity

1937 –

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Who is Dustin Hoffman?

Dustin Lee Hoffman 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 characters.

He first drew critical praise for the play Eh?, for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough 1967 film role as Benjamin Braddock, the title character in The Graduate. Since then Hoffman's career has largely been focused on cinema, with sporadic returns to television and the stage. His most notable films include Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Straw Dogs, Papillon, Lenny, Marathon Man, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, Hook and Wag the Dog.

Hoffman has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning two, thirteen Golden Globes, winning six and has won four BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards, a Genie Award, and an Emmy Award. Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012.

Hoffman had his directorial debut in 2012, with Quartet.

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Born
Aug 8, 1937
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Dustin Lee Hoffman
  • Sam Etic
  • Hook
  • Dasutin Hofuman
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Santa Monica College
  • Los Angeles High School
    ( - 1954)
  • California Institute of the Arts

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on July 23, 2013

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