Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

  • Birthday: 1937-08-08
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also know as: داستين هوفمان

Biography

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. Actor Robert De Niro described him as "an actor with the everyman's face who embodied the heartbreakingly human". At a young age Hoffman knew he wanted to study in the arts, and entered into the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music; later he decided to go into acting, for which he trained at the Pasadena Playhouse in Los Angeles. His first theatrical performance was 1961's A Cook for Mr. General as Ridzinski. During that time he appeared in several guest roles on television shows like Naked City and The Defenders. He then starred in the 1966 off-Broadway play Eh? where his performance garnered him both a Theatre World Award and Drama Desk Award. His breakthrough role was as Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichols' critically acclaimed and iconic film The Graduate (1967), for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. His next role was "Ratso" Rizzo in John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy (1969), in which he acted alongside Jon Voight; they both received Oscar nominations, and the film went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. He gained success in the 1970s playing roles that shaped the craft of his acting, crossing genres effortlessly in the western Little Big Man (1970), the prison drama Papillon (1973), playing a controversial and groundbreaking comedian in Bob Fosse's Lenny (1975), Marathon Man alongside Laurence Olivier (1976), and as Carl Bernstein investigating the Watergate scandal in All the President's Men (1976). In 1979, Hoffman starred in the family drama Kramer vs. Kramer alongside Meryl Streep. They both received Academy Awards for their performances. After a three-year break from films, Hoffman returned in Sydney Pollack's show business comedy Tootsie (1982) about a struggling actor who pretends to be a woman in order to get an acting role. He returned to stage acting with a 1984 performance as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman and reprised the role a year later in a television film earning a Primetime Emmy Award. In 1987 he starred alongside Warren Beatty in Elaine May's comedy Ishtar. He won his second Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the autistic savant Ray Babbitt in the 1988 film Rain Man, co-starring Tom Cruise. In 1989, he was nominated for a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award for playing Shylock in a stage performance of The Merchant of Venice. In the 1990s, he made appearances in such films as Warren Beatty's action comedy adaptation Dick Tracy (1990), Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991) as Captain Hook, medical disaster Outbreak (1995), legal crime drama Sleepers (1996), and the satirical black comedy Wag the Dog (1997) alongside Robert De Niro.

Filmography

Rain Man

1988

As Raymond Babbitt

Wag the Dog

1997

As Stanley Motss

Hook

1991

As Captain James S. Hook

All the President's Men

1976

As Carl Bernstein

Straw Dogs

1971

As David Sumner

Sphere

1998

As Dr. Norman Goodman

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

2007

As Mr. Edward Magorium

Marathon Man

1976

As Thomas Babbington "Babe" Levy

Hero

1992

As Bernard 'Bernie' Laplante

Little Big Man

1970

As Jack Crabb

Agatha

1979

As Wally Stanton

Straight Time

1978

As Max Dembo

Outbreak

1995

As Sam Daniels

American Buffalo

1996

As Walt 'Teach' Teacher

Kramer vs. Kramer

1979

As Ted Kramer

Death of a Salesman

1985

As Willy Loman

Lenny

1974

As Lenny Bruce

The Graduate

1967

As Ben Braddock

John and Mary

1969

As John

Last Chance Harvey

2008

As Harvey Shine

Visual Acoustics

2008

As Himself/Narrator

Alfredo, Alfredo

1972

As Alfredo

Against the Tide

2009

As Narrator

Tootsie

1982

As Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels

Dustin!

2009

As

Boychoir

2014

As Master Carvelle

Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies

2001

As Himself - Narrator

The Devil's Arithmetic

1999

As Himself (Introduces Film) (uncredited)

The Star Wagon

1966

As Hanus Wicks

Tuesday

2001

As voice

The Graduate at 25

1992

As Interviewee

The Making of Tootsie

1982

As Interviewee

On Location: Dustin Hoffman

1971

As Interviewee

Sam & Kate

0000

As Bill

The Tale of Despereaux

2008

As Roscuro (voice)

Family Business

1989

As Vito McMullen

Midnight Cowboy

1969

As Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo

Papillon

1973

As Louis Dega

Moonlight Mile

2002

As Ben Floss

Kung Fu Panda

2008

As Shifu (voice)

Billy Bathgate

1991

As Dutch Schultz

Ishtar

1987

As Chuck Clarke

Mad City

1997

As Max Brackett

Barney's Version

2010

As Izzy Panofsky

Kung Fu Panda Holiday

2010

As Shifu (voice)

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

2015

As Mr. Hoppy

Into the Labyrinth

2019

As Dottor Green

Meet the Fockers

2004

As Bernie Focker

Stranger Than Fiction

2006

As Professor Jules Hilbert

I ♥ Huckabees

2004

As Bernard Jaffe

Madigan's Millions

1968

As Jason Fister

Runaway Jury

2003

As Wendell Rohr

Kung Fu Panda 2

2011

As Shifu (voice)

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016

As Shifu (voice)

Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll

2016

As Shifu / Warrior (voice)

Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory

1998

As Himself - Host (segment "75 Years of Award Winners")

Finding Neverland

2004

As Charles Frohman

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

2006

As Giuseppe Baldini

Little Fockers

2010

As Bernie Focker

The Cobbler

2014

As Abraham Simkin

As They Made Us

2022

As Eugene

Hal

2019

As Himself

Jonas in the Desert

1994

As Himself

Confidence

2003

As Winston King

The Lost City

2005

As Meyer Lansky

A Wish for Wings That Work

1991

As Milquetoast (voice)

Chef

2014

As Riva

Arthur Miller: A Man of His Century

2015

As Himself - Actor

Sleepers

1996

As Danny Snyder

The Program

2015

As Bob Hamman

The Point

1971

As Narrator / Father (first telecast)

Warren Beatty - Mister Hollywood

2015

As Self (archive footage)

Becoming Al Pacino

2022

As Himself (archive footage)

Dick Tracy

1990

As Mumbles

The Kid Stays in the Picture

2002

As Himself (archive footage)

Racing Stripes

2005

As Tucker (voice)

Paul Williams Still Alive

2011

As Himself (archive footage)

Trumbo

2007

As Himself / Interviewee

Spielberg

2017

As Self

La Classe américaine

1993

As Peter (archive footage)

The Earth Day Special

1990

As Every Lawyer

The Holiday

2006

As Himself (uncredited)

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

2004

As The Critic (uncredited)

Tato's Argentina

1999

As Arturo Puig

Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff

2010

As Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Terror in the Aisles

1984

As Babe (archive footage) (uncredited)

Casting By

2012

As Self (Archival Footage)

Disclosure

2020

As Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels (archive footage)

PRIDE: To Be Seen - A Soul of a Nation Presentation

2022

As Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels (archive footage)

And the Oscar Goes To...

2014

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Brooklyn

2015

As Thanks

Quartet

2012

As Director

A Walk on the Moon

1999

As Producer

Quartet

2012

As Executive Producer

Agatha

1979

As Producer

Tarzan and the Lost City

1998

As Producer

The Devil's Arithmetic

1999

As Executive Producer

Into the Labyrinth

2019

As Executive Producer

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