Fast Facts

  • Parents named him after silent star Dustin Farnum.
  • Initially aspired to become a concert pianist and attended the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. When he switched to acting, he studied under method acting guru Lee Strasberg.
  • Roomed with Gene Hackman and Robert Duvall before becoming a star.
  • Won a 1966 Obie for The Journey of the Fifth Horse.
  • Made his film debut in 1967's The Tiger Makes Out; The Graduate was his second film.
  • Separated from his first wife, dancer Anne Byrne, during the filming of 1979's Kramer vs. Kramer.
  • Three of his children had cameo appearances in 1991's Hook, in which Hoffman played the titular villain.
  • Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Film Institute in 1999.

Awards

  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special: Nominee
  • 1968, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Winner
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1992, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1977, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1975, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1968, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1974, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1979, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1969, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1967, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1982, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1990, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 1988, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1989, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2009, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1990, People's Choice Awards — World Favorite Motion Picture Actor: Winner
  • 1983, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 1989, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1971, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1980, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1968, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles: Winner
  • 1969, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Winner
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
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  • 2010, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 2013, David di Donatello Awards — Best European Film: Nominee
  • 1996, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
  • 1989, Berlin Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement (Honorary Golden Bear): Winner
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1986, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special: Winner
  • 1975, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1976, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Rebecca Hoffman — Daughter
  • Alexandra Hoffman — Daughter
  • Harry Hoffman — Father
  • Jake Hoffman — Son
  • Jenna Byrne — Daughter
  • Karina Hoffman — Stepdaughter
  • Lillian Gold Hoffman — Mother
  • Max Hoffman — Son
  • Anne Byrne — Ex-wife
  • Lisa Gottsegen — Wife

College

  • Attended Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA

Details

  • Birth Name: Dustin Lee Hoffman
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Birthday: August 8, 1937, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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