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:
  • Is active in a commercial campaign with the Swedish clothing company KappAhl.
  • As roommates, Hoffman and 'Gene Hackman' (qv) would often go to the apartment rooftop and play the drums. Hoffman played the bongo drums while Hackman played the conga drums. They did it out of their love for 'Marlon Brando' (qv), who they had heard played music in clubs. They wanted to be like Brando and were big fans of his.
  • 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.
  • As of 2008, he and 'Philip Seymour Hoffman' (qv) are the only two winners of best actor in a leading role at the Oscars to share a last name. Philip won for 'Capote' and Dustin won for 'Kramer vs. Kramer' and 'Rain Man'.
  • Is one of the main supporters and contributers to the Santa Monica College Madison Theatre in Santa Monica, CA.
  • His performance as "Ratso" Rizzo in _Midnight Cowboy (1969)_ (qv) is ranked #7 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • January 1999: He was awarded $3m in damages and compensation in a case against "Los Angeles" Magazine, because it had printed a digitally altered image of him in a dress (cf. _Tootsie (1982)_ (qv)). In July 2001 a federal appeals court overturned the verdict. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that because the photo appeared in an article, not an advertisement, the use of the actor's likeness did not constitute "commercial speech" and was entitled to the full protection of the 1st Amendment.
  • Another thespian he roomed with in New York was 'Robert Duvall' (qv).


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