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: 60
Highest Metascore: 87 Tootsie
Lowest Metascore: 23 The Cobbler
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 38
  2. Negative: 3 out of 38
38 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
87 Tootsie Dec 17, 1982 Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels 8.0
79 Midnight Cowboy May 25, 1969 Ratso tbd
77 Kramer vs. Kramer Dec 19, 1979 Ted Kramer 8.6
77 The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) TBA Cast / Harold tbd
77 The Graduate Dec 21, 1967 Ben Braddock 7.0
73 Wag the Dog Dec 25, 1997 Stanley Motss 7.2
73 Kung Fu Panda Jun 6, 2008 Shifu 8.3
71 Trumbo Jun 27, 2008 Himself 7.5
70 A Walk on the Moon Mar 26, 1999 Producer 4.2
68 Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Sep 10, 2010 Himself 8.5
68 Chef May 9, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Riva 7.8
67 Finding Neverland Nov 12, 2004 Charles Frohman 7.9
67 Kung Fu Panda 2 May 26, 2011 Shifu 7.7
67 Visual Acoustics Oct 9, 2009 Himself-Narrator 7.5
67 Barney's Version Jan 14, 2011 Izzy 6.5
66 Kung Fu Panda 3 Jan 29, 2016 Shifu / Shifu 7.4
65 Rain Man Dec 16, 1988 Raymond Babbitt 8.6
65 Outbreak Mar 10, 1995 Sam Daniels 5.8
64 Quartet Dec 28, 2012 Director 6.0
63 Little Big Man Dec 23, 1970 Jack Crabb 8.0
61 Runaway Jury Oct 17, 2003 Wendell Rohr 8.0