Dustin Hoffman

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Dustin was born under the official name Hoffman, Dustin Lee on August 8th, 1937. He has been a credited actor since the 1967 film The Graduate.

Dustin Hoffman is among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in fourteen films including the 1998 drama film Sphere as the character Dr. Norman Goodman, the 1997 comedy movie Wag the Dog playing Stanley Motss and the 1995 action release Outbreak cast as Sam Daniels.

Dustin has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twelve films including: the 2011 action film Kung Fu Panda 2 as the character Shifu, the 2010 comedy movie Little Fockers playing Bernie Focker and the 2008 action release Kung Fu Panda cast as Shifu.

Dustin Hoffman has earned salaries up to $6,000,000 for his acting and also participates in back end and salary points deals. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2004 comedy film Meet the Fockers, which brought in $279,000,000 at the box office.

Beyond acting, Dustin Hoffman was the director of the 2012 movie comedy Quartet. In 1998 Dustin Hoffman produced his first movie, the action film Tarzan and the Lost City. Since then he went on to produce the drama film A Walk on the Moon in 1999.

Dustin is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twenty-four magazines, captured in more than nine pictorials, interviewed in over twenty-two publications and featured in twenty-seven magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.He has been the subject of at least two biographical films.

As an actor Dustin Hoffman has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on seven occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of Ted Kramer in the 1979 film Kramer vs. Kramer. Dustin Hoffman also won the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Raymond Babbitt in the 1988 movie Rain Man .

Dustin Hoffman was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Ben Braddock in the 1967 movie The Graduate , Best Actor for his role as Ratso Rizzo in the 1969 movie Midnight Cowboy , Best Actor for his role as Lenny Bruce in the 1974 movie Lenny , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels in the 1982 movie Tootsie and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Stanley Motss in the 1997 movie Wag the Dog .

Quotes

" I lived below the official American poverty line until I was 31.

Trivia

Was considered for the role of Michael Corleone in _The Godfather (1972)_ .
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