Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Aug. 8th, 1937
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 5 1/2"

Dustin Hoffman's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies TV Show
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies
Sunday Morning Shootout TV Show
Sunday Morning Shootout
Tinseltown TV (UK) TV Show
Tinseltown TV (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Little Fockers
2010 - Barney's Version
2009 - Last Chance Harvey
2008 - The Tale of Despereaux
2008 - Kung Fu Panda
2007 - Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
2006 - Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer
2006 - The Holiday
2005 - Racing Stripes
2005 - Rumor has it...
2004 - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
2004 - Meet the Fockers
2004 - I Heart Huckabees
2004 - Finding Neverland
2003 - Runaway Jury
2003 - Confidence
2002 - The Weather Underground
2002 - Moonlight Mile
1999 - Joan of Arc
1999 - Being John Malkovich
1998 - Sphere
1997 - Mad City
1997 - Wag the Dog
1996 - Sleepers
1996 - American Buffalo
1995 - Outbreak
1991 - Hook
1991 - Billy Bathgate
1990 - Dick Tracy
1989 - Family Business
1988 - Rain Man
1987 - Ishtar
1984 - Terror in the Aisles
1982 - Tootsie
1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 - Agatha
1978 - Straight Time
1976 - Marathon Man
1976 - All the President's Men
1974 - Lenny
1973 - Papillon
1971 - Straw Dogs
1970 - Little Big Man
1969 - Midnight Cowboy
1968 - Madigan's Millions
1967 - The Graduate

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself - Actor (segment "Dame Maggie")
Chester Bernstein
Mr. Bergstrom (Voiced)
Ben Braddock
[Complete List]


Graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955. Went to Santa Monica City College where he dropped out after a year due to bad grades. But before he did, he took an acting course because he was told that "nobody flunks acting." Also received some training at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Decided to go into acting because he did not want to work or go into the service. Trained at The Pasadena Playhouse for two years.

  • His performance as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in _Tootsie (1982)_ (qv) is ranked #33 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Has appeared in two films about "Peter Pan" (_Hook (1991)_ (qv) and _Finding Neverland (2004)_ (qv)). Following his appearance in ""Hook", close friend and former roommate 'Gene Hackman' (qv) began calling him "Hook" as a joke. The name stuck and his contemporaries call him by that nickname to this day.
  • On an episode of _"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (1992)_ (qv), Dustin Hoffman said that his cameo in the film _The Holiday (2006)_ (qv) was not scripted and unplanned. He was driving by the Blockbuster shown in the film and saw all of the cameras and equipment so he decided to stop in and see what was happening. Because he knew director 'Nancy Meyers' (qv), they worked up a scene which ultimately made the final cut.
  • He was a neighbor of 'Mel Brooks' (qv) in New York and was set to play the role of Franz Liebkind in Brooks' first film, _The Producers (1968)_ (qv). Just before production was to commence, Hoffman was offered the role of Ben Braddock in _The Graduate (1967)_ (qv), co-starring Brooks' wife 'Anne Bancroft (I)' (qv), and asked to be let out of his contract. The role of Liebkind eventually went to 'Kenneth Mars' (qv).
  • Has 6 children: 'Jenna Byrne' (qv) and Karina Hoffman-Birkhead (born 1966 - adopted) with his first wife 'Anne Byrne Hoffman' (qv); 'Jake Hoffman (I)' (qv), 'Rebecca Hoffman' (qv), 'Max Hoffman (III)' (qv) and 'Alexandra Hoffman' (qv) with his second wife 'Lisa Gottsegen' (qv).
  • His performance as "Ratso" Rizzo in _Midnight Cowboy (1969)_ (qv) is ranked #7 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Entered into The Guinness Book of World Records as "Greatest Age Span Portrayed By A Movie Actor" for _Little Big Man (1970)_ (qv) in which he portrayed a character from age 17 to age 121.
  • Was in talks to appear in _The Verdict (1982)_ (qv).

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