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Dustin Hoffman


Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College, where he ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 59 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Kramer vs. Kramer
Kramer vs. Kramer Ted Kramer
(1979)
Tootsie
Tootsie Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
(1982)
Rain Man
Rain Man Raymond Babbitt
(1988)
The Graduate
The Graduate Ben Braddock
(1967)

Filmography

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 2016 Medici: Masters of Florence (TV Series)
Giovanni
- Epiphany (2016) ... Giovanni
- Judgement Day (2016) ... Giovanni
- Pestilence (2016) ... Giovanni
- Original Sin (2016) ... Giovanni
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Shifu (voice)
 2015 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (TV Movie)
Mr Hoppy
 2014 Chef
Riva
 2014 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Mr. Hoppy
 2011 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (Video short)
Shifu (voice)
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Shifu (voice)
 2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short)
Shifu (voice)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (Video short)
Shifu (voice)
 2008/II Belonging
Narrator
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Shifu (voice)
 2006 The Holiday
Dustin Hoffman (uncredited)
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Larry's Guide #1
- The End (2005) ... Larry's Guide #1
 2005 Racing Stripes
Tucker (voice)
 2003 Confidence
King
 2001 Tuesday (Short) (voice)
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mr. Bergstrom
- Lisa's Substitute (1991) ... Mr. Bergstrom (voice, as Sam Etic)
 1979 Agatha
Wally Stanton
 1971 The Point (TV Movie)
Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
 1969 Sunday Father (Short)
A 'Sunday Father'
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Arthur Greene
- Higher and Higher, Attorneys at Law (1968) ... Arthur Greene
 1967 The Tiger Makes Out
Hap
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
J.J. Semmons
- The Trap of Solid Gold (1967) ... J.J. Semmons
 1966 A Christmas Masque (TV Movie)
The Dragon
 1966 The Star Wagon (TV Movie)
Hanus Wicks
 1966 The Journey of the Fifth Horse (TV Movie)
Zoditch
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Larson
- The Heroine (1965) ... Larson
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Buddy / Robert Burke
- A Matter of Law and Disorder (1965) ... Buddy
- The Voices of Death (1962) ... Robert Burke
 1961-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Finney / Lester Stenton
- Barefoot on a Bed of Coals (1963) ... Finney
- Sweet Prince of Delancey Street (1961) ... Lester Stenton
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Ridzinski") in "A Cook for Mr. General" on Broadway, Playhouse Theatre, October 19, 1961-November 11, 1961 for 28 total performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 22 Interviews | 27 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on The Graduate (1967)] As far as I'm concerned, Mike Nichols did a very courageous thing casting me in a part that was not right for, meaning I was Jewish. In fact many of the reviews were negative. It was kind of veiled anti-Semitism: I was called 'big-nosed'. See more »

Trivia:

After attending the Pasadena Playhouse, Hoffman decided to move to New York and looked up former Playhouse classmate Gene Hackman. The two of them roomed together in New York at Hackman's one-bedroom apartment on 2nd Ave. and 26th St. Hoffman slept on the kitchen floor. Originally Hackman had offered to let him stay a few nights, but Hoffman would not leave. Hackman had to take him out to look ... See more »

Trademark:

Famous for taking a wide range of difficult roles, such as a crippled street hustler in Midnight Cowboy (1969); an actor pretending to be a woman in Tootsie (1982) and an autistic in Rain Man (1988). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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