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  1. Dustin Hoffman. 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".

    • Actor, filmmaker
    • 1960–present
  2. Dustin Hoffman, Actor: Tootsie. Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania). Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College, where he ...

  3. Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California, to Lillian (Gold) and Harry Hoffman, who was a furniture salesman and prop supervisor for Columbia Pictures. He was raised in a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia-Poland, and Romania).

    • Dustin Lee Hoffman
    • 5' 5¾" (1.67 m)
  4. Dustin Hoffman at Cannes American actor Dustin Hoffman began his career by appearing in an episode of Naked City in 1961. His first theatrical performance was 1961's Shmem needs a shink as Ridzinski.

    Title
    Year
    Role
    Director (s)
    1967
    Hap
    1967
    Benjamin "Ben" Braddock
    1968
    Jason Fister
    1969
    Enrico Salvatore "Ratso" Rizzo
  5. Dustin Hoffman emerged as a key figure in the Hollywood Renaissance period of the 1960s and 1970s, personifying identifiable misfits and antiheroes in films embraced by a new breed of filmgoer.

    Tomatometer®
    Audience Score
    Title
    Credit
    40%
    48%
    Dottor Green (Character)
    90%
    65%
    Self
    93%
    72%
    Harold (Character)
    92%
    90%
    Self
  6. An actor's actor, a perfectionist, and wildly talented, Dustin Hoffman is rightly regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Along with several other 70's acting greats (see my list, "the actors of the 70's); Nicholson, Pacino, De Niro and Hoffman affected acting and movie making in a new and profound way, elevating the acting craft to a new level of realism and excellence.

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