Dustin Lee Hoffman grew up in a Jewish family and developed a passion for acting at an early age. After graduating from Santa Monica City College, he attended the famous Pasadena Playhouse acting school. There he perfected his acting skills and prepared himself for a career on the stage.
Despite his success, he has always remained down-to-earth, campaigning for social justice and is known for his political commitment.
His breakthrough came in 1967 with his role in the film "The Graduate". Hoffman played the insecure and rebellious college graduate Benjamin Braddock and impressed critics and audiences alike with his authentic portrayal.
In the following years, Hoffman continued his successful streak and starred in a number of outstanding films. He worked with renowned directors such as Mike Nichols, Sydney Pollack and Barry Levinson. His most notable films include "Midnight Cowboy" (1969), "Papillon" (1973), "Lenny" (1974), "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) and "Rain Man" (1988).
Hoffman has also shown his talent as a director. In 1978, he directed the film "Straight Time", in which he also played the leading role.
63 awards & 60 nominations
Hoffman has received numerous awards for his acting, including two Oscars. He won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his roles in "Kramer vs Kramer" and "Rain Man". He was also nominated several times for the Golden Globe Award and won it five times.
We have listed some of his best and most famous films and series here:
2019: Servant of Darkness (L'uomo del labirinto)
2011-2012: Luck (television series)
2010: Little Fockers
2004: Meet the Fockers
2002: Moonlight Mile
1997: Mad City
1988: Rain Man
1985: Death of a Salesman
1979: Kramer vs. Kramer
1969: Midnight Cowboy
1969: John and Mary
1967: The Graduate
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