Dustin Hoffman

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Dustin Lee Hoffman
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/08/1937, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Dustin Hoffman 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.
  • Dustin Hoffman Relationships:
  • Rebecca Hoffman - Daughter
  • Anne Byrne - Ex-wife
  • Jake Hoffman - Son
  • Jenna Byrne - Daughter
  • Karina Hoffman - Stepdaughter
  • Lillian Gold Hoffman - Mother
  • Max Hoffman - Son
  • Alexandra Hoffman - Daughter
  • Harry Hoffman - Father
  • Lisa Gottsegen - Wife
  • Dustin Hoffman Awards:
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 César Awards: Honorary César - Winner
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2013 David di Donatello Awards: Best European Film - Nominee
  • 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
  • 1986 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actor - 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
  • 1988 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1997 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Cecil B. DeMille Award - Winner
  • 1990 People's Choice Awards: World Favorite Motion Picture Actor - Winner
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1969 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Winner
  • 2010 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Special - Winner
  • 1967 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1971 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1979 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1969 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1974 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1990 Tony: Actor (Play) - Nominee
  • 1968 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles - Winner
  • 1980 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1989 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Actor in a Dramatic Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1975 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1976 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Nominee
  • 1983 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor - Winner
  • 1989 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA

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