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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 & 50 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)
 2011 Little Fockers: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Bernie Focker
 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 Racing Stripes
Tucker (voice)
 2002-2003 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series)
Benedict Arnold
- James Armistead (2003) ... Benedict Arnold (voice)
- Benedict Arnold (2003) ... Benedict Arnold (voice)
- Sybil Ludington (2002) ... Benedict Arnold (voice)
- Green Mountain Boys (2002) ... Benedict Arnold (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)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Every Lawyer
 1979 Agatha
Wally Stanton
 1977 Camera Three (TV Series)
 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 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 | 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 how he became an actor: I started junior college in Los Angeles because I didn't have the grades to go to university and I didn't want to go into the military. So in my first year of junior college I'm failing and I don't know what to do. I don't want to get a job, I want to be a student, and a friend says, 'Take acting, because they don't flunk you - it's like gym, nobody gets an F.'

"I took ... See more »

Trivia:

As of 2010, Marlon Brando and he are the only actors to win two Oscars for leading roles in pictures that earned Oscars for best pictures: Brando won for his performances in On the Waterfront (1954) and The Godfather (1972) and Hoffman won for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988). See more »

Trademark:

Deep nasal voice, which has a unique "honking" timbre See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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