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Dustin Hoffman


Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Chicago-born parents, Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman, and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Hungary and Russia). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1954, and went to Santa Monica City College, where ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 64 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Kung Fu Panda 3 (post-production)
Shifu (voice, rumored)
 2014 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (TV Movie) (post-production)
Mr. Hoppy
 2014 The Cobbler
 2014 Boychoir
Master Carvelle
 2014 Chef
Riva
 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 (unconfirmed)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Shifu (voice)
 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)
 1997 Mad City
Brackett
 1996 American Buffalo
Teach
 1991 A Wish for Wings That Work (TV Short)
Milquetoast the Cross-Dressing Cockroach (voice, uncredited)
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mr. Bergstrom
- Lisa's Substitute (1991) ... Mr. Bergstrom (voice, as Sam Etic)
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
Willy Loman
 1979 Agatha
Wally Stanton
 1972 Alfredo, Alfredo
Alfredo Sbisà
 1971 The Point (TV Movie)
Narrator / Father (first telecast)
 1969 John and Mary
John
 1969 Sunday Father (Short)
A 'Sunday Father'
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Arthur Greene
- Higher and Higher (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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Other Works:

Stage Play: Jimmy Shine. Written by Murray Schisgal. Music by John Sebastian. Lyrics by John Sebastian [earliest Broadway credit]. Scenic Design by Edward Burbridge. Directed by Donald Driver. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 5 Dec 1968- 26 Apr 1969 (161 performances + 20 previews). Cast: Dustin Hoffman (as "Jimmy Shine"), Barbara Cason (as "Miss ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 22 Interviews | 27 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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Personal Quote:

[when asked by a 60 Minutes (1968) interviewer what he would like his tombstone to say] I'd like to thank my parents. Without them I couldn't have gotten this far. See more »

Trivia:

While having dinner with Paul McCartney, Dustin Hoffman told the story of the death of Pablo Picasso and his famous last words, "Drink to me, drink to my health. You know I can't drink anymore." Paul had a guitar with him and immediately played an impromptu chord progression while singing the quote. Thus, "Picasso's Last Words", one of the highlights of the "Band On The Run" album, was made. 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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