Dustin Hoffman

Hoffman in 2013 Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. As one of the key actors in the formation of New Hollywood, Hoffman is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. His accolades include two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Hoffman has received numerous honors, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1997, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999, and the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2012. Actor Robert De Niro has described him as "an actor with the everyman's face who embodied the heartbreakingly human".

Hoffman studied at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music before he decided to go into acting, for which he trained at the Pasadena Playhouse. He received two Academy Awards for Best Actor, for ''Kramer vs. Kramer'' (1979) and ''Rain Man'' (1988). His other Oscar-nominated roles are for ''The Graduate'' (1967), ''Midnight Cowboy'' (1969), ''Lenny'' (1975), ''Tootsie'' (1982), and ''Wag the Dog'' (1997). Other notable roles include in ''Little Big Man'' (1970), ''Papillon'' (1973), ''Marathon Man'' (1976), ''All the President's Men'' (1976), ''Ishtar'' (1987), ''Dick Tracy'' (1990), and ''Hook'' (1991).

In the 21st century, Hoffman has appeared in films such as ''Finding Neverland'' (2004), ''I Heart Huckabees'' (2004), and ''Stranger than Fiction'' (2006), as well as ''Meet the Fockers'' (2004) and the sequel ''Little Fockers'' (2010) and ''The Meyerowitz Stories'' (2017). Hoffman has done voice work for ''The Tale of Despereaux'' (2008) and the ''Kung Fu Panda'' film series (2008–2024). In 2012, he made his directorial debut with ''Quartet''.

Hoffman made his Broadway debut in the 1961 play ''A Cook for Mr. General''. He subsequently starred as Willy Loman in the 1984 revival of ''Death of a Salesman'' and reprised the role a year later in a television film, earning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. In 1989, he received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play nomination for his role as Shylock in ''The Merchant of Venice''. He has received three Drama Desk Awards, for his performances in ''Eh?'' (1967), ''Jimmy Shine'' (1969), and ''Death of a Salesman'' (1984), respectively. Provided by Wikipedia
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