Dustin Hoffman young
August 8, 1937
Salt and pepper
5 ft 6 in | 167 cm
81 kg | 178 pounds
40 in | 101 cm
8 US | 41 EU
33 in | 83 cm
Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on August 8, 1937, is an American actor and filmmaker. Young Dustin Hoffman first started acting during his years of college in school theater productions. His first acting role was at the Pasadena Playhouse, with Gene Hackman.
He made his professional stage debut in a play "A Cook for Mr. General" (1961) in role as Ridzinski.
He landed his first big break with a role as Valentine Brose in a play "Eh?" (1966), for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. He won the Drama Desk Award for his role as Jimmy Shine in a play with music "Jimmy Shine" (1968).
He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role as Shylock in a play "The Merchant of Venice" (1989).
He got his television debut in ABC police drama series Naked City (1961) in role as Lester Stenton. He made his big screen debut in comedy film The Tiger Makes Out (1967) in role as Hap.
Dustin's breakthrough role came as Benjamin Braddock in romantic comedy drama film The Graduate (1967), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and he won a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
He made his directorial debut with comedy drama film Quartet (2012).
L'uomo del labirinto (2019) Italian thriller in role as Doctor Green
He won the Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Rain Man (1988) comedy drama road in role as Raymond "Ray" Babbitt
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) legal drama in role as Ted Kramer
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
Wag the Dog (1997) black comedy in role as Stanley Motss
Tootsie (1982) comedy drama in role as Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor
Lenny (1974) biographical drama in role as Lenny Bruce
Midnight Cowboy (1969) drama in role as Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Harvey Shine in romantic drama film Last Chance Harvey (2008).
All the President's Men (1976) political thriller opposite Robert Redford
Straw Dogs (1971) psychological thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah
Marathon Man (1976) thriller with Roy Scheider and Laurence Olivier
Papillon (1973) drama prison opposite Steve McQueen
Little Big Man (1970) western with Faye Dunaway
Hook (1991) fantasy adventure opposite Robin Williams and Julia Roberts
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) fantasy comedy drama with Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson and Maggie Gyllenhaal
Sleepers (1996) crime drama opposite Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro and Kevin Bacon
Finding Neverland (2004) historical fantasy drama with Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet
Straight Time (1978) crime drama opposite Theresa Russell
I Heart Huckabees (2004) comedy with Mark Wahlberg, Naomi Watts and Jude Law
Outbreak (1995) drama thriller opposite Rene Russo, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey
Dick Tracy (1990) crime thriller with Warren Beatty, Al Pacino and Madonna
Meet the Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010) in role as Bernard "Bernie" Focker
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) opposite Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as William "Willy" Loman in television film Death of a Salesman (1985).
The Defenders (1962, 1965) in role as Buddy / Robert Burke
Luck (2011-2012) HBO dramatic television series in role as Chester Bernstein
He played Mr Henry Hoppy in British comedy television film Roald Dahl's Esio Trot (2015).
Medici: Masters of Florence (2016) historical drama series in role as Giovanni de' Medici
Graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955.
Studied at the Santa Monica College.
Studied at the Pasadena Playhouse and at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.
Studied method acting at Actors Studio.
Has an elder brother, Ronald.
He studied piano in college.
He received Kennedy Center Honors Award (2012) and the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999.
He won a Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1998.
He voiced Master Shifu in Kung Fu Panda franchise.
Fan of Archie Comic.
Featured in music video for 50 Cent featuring Robin Thicke "Follow My Lead" (2006).
He has a house in the Kensington area of London.
He was married to Anne Byrne (1969-1980), they have one daughter.
He married businesswoman Lisa Gottsegen in 1980, they have four children.
He dated Beverly Johnson (1976) and Veruschka von Lehndorff.
I wanted to be a jazz pianist, but I wasn't good enough. I got into city college because I didn't have the grades to get into university. I took acting because it was a way to get three credits. I just needed three credits and my friend told me to take acting because it was like gym - nobody fails you. I took it and that's literally how I got involved in acting.
Well first of all, it's hard to shoot a movie and break for a long time and then come back and do, in a sense, one of the biggest scenes that each character had.
So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.
You spend so much of your life basing yourself on what you think other people think of you. Then you realise that maybe one of the purposes of life is not to care.
I love acting, and I`m not going to determine what I do based on what I fear other people might think. I do what I want to do.
Many actors want to play Hamlet and Macbeth. Ever since I became an actor, from the very beginning I just wanted to play a Shetland pony. I cannot explain why.