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 Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on August 8, 1937, is an American actor. Young Dustin Hoffman began his acting career in television series Naked City (1961) in role as Lester Stenton. He made his stage debut in the play A Cook for Mr. General (1961) in role as Ridzinski. 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.
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles as Raymond "Ray" Babbitt in comedy drama road movie Rain Man (1988) and as Ted Kramer in legal drama film Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
He was nominated for the Academy Award 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
Lenny (1974) biographical drama in role as Lenny Bruce
Midnight Cowboy (1969) drama in role as Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo
He received the AFI Life Achievement Award (1999).
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 made his directorial debut with comedy drama film Quartet (2012).
He received Kennedy Center Honors Award (2012).
He voiced Master Shifu in Kung Fu Panda franchise.
He was married to Anne Byrne (1969-1980), they had one daughter.
He married businesswoman Lisa Gottsegen in 1980, they have four children.
Fan of Archie Comic.
He was nominated for a Tony Award for his role as Shylock in a play The Merchant of Venice (1989).
He studied method acting at Actors Studio.
He has a house in the Kensington area of London.
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.