Dustin Hoffman

Biography: Dustin broke new ground for all actors -- not only were stars no longer limited to heroic, larger-than-life characterizations, but in his wake virtually anyone, regardless of their seeming physical limitations, could attain success on the big screen.
Born August 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Hoffman originally studied to become a doctor, but later focused his attentions on acting, performing regularly at the Pasadena Playhouse alongside fellow aspirant Gene Hackman.
In 1967 Hoffman made his film debut with a tiny role in the feature The Tiger Makes Out. Mike Nichols then cast him in the lead role in his 1967 black comedy The Graduate. His performance in the movie launched the career of one of the most brilliant actors Hollywood has ever produced. Appearing in countless films with various roles from different genres, Hoffman has won two Academy Awards (Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man) and has been nominated for five more (The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Lenny, Tootsie,
Dustin broke new ground for all actors -- not only were stars no longer limited to heroic, larger-than-life characterizations, but in his wake virtually anyone, regardless of their seeming physical limitations, could attain success on the big screen.
Born August 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, Hoffman originally studied to become a doctor, but later focused his attentions on acting, performing regularly at the Pasadena Playhouse alongside fellow aspirant Gene Hackman.
In 1967 Hoffman made his film debut with a tiny role in the feature The Tiger Makes Out. Mike Nichols then cast him in the lead role in his 1967 black comedy The Graduate. His performance in the movie launched the career of one of the most brilliant actors Hollywood has ever produced.
Appearing in countless films with various roles from different genres, Hoffman has won two Academy Awards (Kramer vs. Kramer and Rain Man) and has been nominated for five more (The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Lenny, Tootsie, and Wag the Dog) during his successful acting career.
In April of 1999, Hoffman was recognized by the American Film Institute in A Tribute to Dustin Hoffman when he was presented with an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Dustin Hoffman's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 87 Tootsie
Lowest Metascore: 23 The Cobbler
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
33 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
68 Chef May 9, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Riva 7.8
64 Quartet Dec 28, 2012 Director 6.2
67 Kung Fu Panda 2 May 26, 2011 Shifu 7.7
67 Barney's Version Jan 14, 2011 Izzy 6.5
68 Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Sep 10, 2010 Himself 8.5
67 Visual Acoustics Oct 9, 2009 Himself-Narrator 7.5
71 Trumbo Jun 27, 2008 Himself 7.0
73 Kung Fu Panda Jun 6, 2008 Shifu 8.4
67 Finding Neverland Nov 12, 2004 Charles Frohman 8.1
61 Runaway Jury Oct 17, 2003 Wendell Rohr 7.7
70 A Walk on the Moon Mar 26, 1999 Producer 4.0
73 Wag the Dog Dec 25, 1997 Stanley Motss 7.3
65 Rain Man Dec 16, 1988 Raymond Babbitt 8.6
87 Tootsie Dec 17, 1982 Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels 8.1
77 Kramer vs. Kramer Dec 19, 1979 Ted Kramer 8.7
63 Little Big Man Dec 23, 1970 Jack Crabb 8.0
77 The Graduate Dec 21, 1967 Ben Braddock 6.7