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: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
35 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 Confidence Apr 25, 2003 King 8.7
65 Rain Man Dec 16, 1988 Raymond Babbitt 8.6
49 Sleepers Oct 18, 1996 Danny Snyder 8.6
45 Mad City Nov 7, 1997 Brackett 8.6
77 Kramer vs. Kramer Dec 19, 1979 Ted Kramer 8.6
68 Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) Sep 10, 2010 Himself 8.5
73 Kung Fu Panda Jun 6, 2008 Shifu 8.3
67 Finding Neverland Nov 12, 2004 Charles Frohman 8.1
87 Tootsie Dec 17, 1982 Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels 8.1
61 Runaway Jury Oct 17, 2003 Wendell Rohr 8.0
63 Little Big Man Dec 23, 1970 Jack Crabb 8.0
68 Chef May 9, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Riva 7.8
67 Kung Fu Panda 2 May 26, 2011 Shifu 7.6
71 Trumbo Jun 27, 2008 Himself 7.5
67 Visual Acoustics Oct 9, 2009 Himself-Narrator 7.5
73 Wag the Dog Dec 25, 1997 Stanley Motss 7.5
66 Kung Fu Panda 3 Jan 29, 2016 Shifu / Shifu 7.4
52 Hook Dec 11, 1991 Capt. Hook / Captain Hook 7.4
55 I Heart Huckabees Oct 1, 2004 Bernard 7.1
59 Moonlight Mile Sep 27, 2002 Ben Floss 7.0
53 Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story Nov 5, 2010 Narrator 7.0
77 The Graduate Dec 21, 1967 Ben Braddock 6.9
51 Boychoir Apr 3, 2015 Master Carvelle 6.9
41 Meet the Fockers Dec 22, 2004 Bernie Focker 6.8
27 Little Fockers Dec 22, 2010 Bernie Focker 6.8
53 The Tale of Despereaux Dec 19, 2008 Roscuro 6.6
67 Barney's Version Jan 14, 2011 Izzy 6.6
35 Sphere Feb 13, 1998 Dr. Norman Goodman 6.5
57 Last Chance Harvey Dec 25, 2008 Harvey Shine 6.4
53 The Program Mar 18, 2016 Cast / Bob Hamman 6.3