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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 60 wins & 51 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rain Man
Rain Man Raymond Babbitt
(1988)
The Graduate
The Graduate Ben Braddock
(1967)
Tootsie
Tootsie Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
(1982)
Midnight Cowboy
(1969)

Filmography

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 2016 Medici: Masters of Florence (TV Series)
Giovanni
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Shifu (voice)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (Short)
Shifu / Warrior (voice)
 2015/II The Program
Bob Hamman
 2015 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (TV Movie)
Mr. Hoppy
 2014 Roald Dahl's Esio Trot: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Mr. Hoppy
 2014 The Cobbler
Abraham Simkin
 2014 Boychoir
Carvelle
 2014 Chef
Riva
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series)
Chester Bernstein
 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 Little Fockers
Bernie Focker
 2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short)
Shifu (voice)
 2010 Barney's Version
Izzy Panofsky
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Roscuro (voice)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (Video short)
Shifu (voice)
 2008 Last Chance Harvey
Harvey Shine
 2008/II Belonging
Narrator
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Shifu (voice)
 2007 Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Mr. Edward Magorium, Avid Shoe-Wearer
 2006 The Holiday
Dustin Hoffman (uncredited)
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction
Professor Jules Hilbert
 2006 Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Giuseppe Baldini
 2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Larry's Guide #1
 2005 The Lost City
Meyer Lansky
 2005 Racing Stripes
Tucker (voice)
 2004 A Series of Unfortunate Events
The Critic (uncredited)
 2004 Meet the Fockers
Bernie Focker
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Bernard
 2004 Finding Neverland
Charles Frohman
 2003 Runaway Jury
Wendell Rohr
 2002-2003 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (TV Series)
Benedict Arnold
 2003 Confidence
King
 2002 Moonlight Mile
Ben Floss
 2001 Tuesday (Short) (voice)
 1998 Sphere
Dr. Norman Goodman
 1997 Wag the Dog
Stanley Motss
 1997 Mad City
Brackett
 1996 American Buffalo
Teach
 1996 Sleepers
Danny Snyder
 1995 Outbreak
Sam Daniels
 1992/I Hero
Bernie LaPlante
 1991 A Wish for Wings That Work (TV Short)
Milquetoast the Cross-Dressing Cockroach (voice, uncredited)
 1991 Hook
Captain Hook
 1991 Billy Bathgate
Dutch Schultz
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Mr. Bergstrom
 1990 Dick Tracy
Mumbles
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Every Lawyer
 1989 Family Business
Vito
 1988 Rain Man
Raymond Babbitt
 1987 Ishtar
Chuck Clarke
 1985 Death of a Salesman (TV Movie)
William 'Willy' Loman
 1982 Tootsie
Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
 1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
Ted Kramer
 1979 Agatha
Wally Stanton
 1978 Straight Time
Max Dembo
 1977 Camera Three (TV Series)
 1976 Marathon Man
Babe
 1976 All the President's Men
Carl Bernstein
 1974 Lenny
Lenny Bruce
 1973 Papillon
Louis Dega
 1972 Alfredo, Alfredo
Alfredo Sbisà
 1971 Straw Dogs
David Sumner
 1971 The Point (TV Movie)
Narrator / Father (First Telecast)
 1970 Little Big Man
Jack Crabb
 1969 John and Mary
John
 1969 Midnight Cowboy
Ratso
 1969 Sunday Father (Short)
A 'Sunday Father'
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
Arthur Greene
 1968 Madigan's Millions
Jason Fister
 1967 The Graduate
Ben Braddock
 1967 The Tiger Makes Out
Hap
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
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
 1962-1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Buddy / Robert Burke
 1961-1963 Naked City (TV Series)
Finney / Lester Stenton
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: E! Entertainment Television cable channel, 2002. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 22 Interviews | 30 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam Etic | Dasutin Hofuman

Height:

5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
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Personal Quote:

To this day, Robert Duvall says it was one of the best times of when we were all living together. Because I'd come home and they'd say, 'What did so-and-so do today?' and I'd act out the characters I'd met there. Gene Hackman would spend his entire day in the cinema. It was a place where the homeless went, because for 35 cents they could sleep there all day. He was in there at 10am and he heard ... 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:

He has a reputation for being difficult to work with due to his perfectionist approach See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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