Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

Age
77
Birthday
Aug. 8th, 1937
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
Height
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

2014 - Chef
2013 - Casting By
2010 - Little Fockers
2010 - Barney's Version
2009 - Last Chance Harvey
2008 - Kung Fu Panda
2008 - The Tale of Despereaux
2007 - Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
2006 - The Holiday
2006 - Perfume: The Story Of A Murderer
2005 - Racing Stripes
2005 - Rumor has it...
2004 - I Heart Huckabees
2004 - Meet the Fockers
2004 - Finding Neverland
2004 - Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
2003 - Runaway Jury
2003 - Confidence
2002 - Moonlight Mile
2002 - The Weather Underground
1999 - Joan of Arc
1999 - Being John Malkovich
1998 - Sphere
1997 - Wag the Dog
1997 - Mad City
1996 - Sleepers
1996 - American Buffalo
1995 - Outbreak
1991 - Billy Bathgate
1991 - Hook
1990 - Dick Tracy
1989 - Family Business
1988 - Rain Man
1987 - Ishtar
1984 - Terror in the Aisles
1982 - Tootsie
1979 - Agatha
1979 - Kramer vs. Kramer
1978 - Straight Time
1976 - All the President's Men
1976 - Marathon Man
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")
4
Finney
2
Chester Bernstein
1
Mr. Bergstrom (Voiced)
1
Larson
1
Himself
1
Himself
1
Ben Braddock
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • Brother-in-law of producer 'Lee Gottsegen' (qv).
  • Nominated for the 1990 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "The Merchant of Venice".
  • Did a brief stint while he was a struggling actor working at the toys' department at Macy's. As a joke, he set 'Gene Hackman' (qv)'s toddler son up on a display and tried to pass him off as a large doll, until a woman offered to buy him.
  • Good friends with "The Graduate" (1967) co-star 'Katharine Ross' (qv).
  • The only actor in history to have top billing in three films that won the Best Picture Oscar: _Midnight Cowboy (1969)_ (qv), _Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)_ (qv) and _Rain Man (1988)_ (qv).
  • Played Tiny Tim in a middle school production. On a bet, he changed the ending line from "God bless everyone!" to "God bless everyone, goddamn it!" on performing night and was subsequently suspended.
  • 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.
  • Had expressed an early desire to play the title role in _Gandhi (1982)_ (qv), but was offered _Tootsie (1982)_ (qv) the same year and ended up taking the latter role. He eventually lost the Oscar that year to 'Ben Kingsley' (qv) who played Gandhi.


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