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Dustin Hoffman is a Actor, Director, Producer and Thanks American born on 8 august 1937 at Los Angeles (USA)

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman
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Birth name Dustin Lee Hoffman
Nationality USA
Birth 8 august 1937 (81 years) at Los Angeles (USA)
Awards Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Academy Award for Best Actor, Annie Award

Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and director with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1979 (for Kramer vs. Kramer) and 1988 (for Rain Man).

He first drew critical praise for starring in the play Eh?, for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough 1967 film role as Benjamin Braddock, the title character, in The Graduate. Since then, Hoffman's career has largely been focused on cinema, with sporadic returns to television and the stage. His subsequent notable films include Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Straw Dogs, Papillon, Lenny, Marathon Man, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, Hook and Wag the Dog.

Aside from his two Academy award wins, Hoffman has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, plus thirteen Golden Globes, winning six (including an honorary one) and has won four BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards, a Genie Award, and an Emmy Award. Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2012. Hoffman made his directorial debut in 2012, with Quartet.

Biography

Hoffman married Anne Byrne in May 1969. Hoffman adopted Karina (b. 1966), Byrne's child from a previous marriage, and with Byrne had daughter Jenna (born October 15, 1970). In 1970, Hoffman and Byrne were living in Greenwich Village in a building next door to a townhouse occupied by members of the Weathermen, when a bomb was accidentally detonated in the townhouse's basement, killing three people. In the 2002 documentary The Weather Underground, Hoffman can be seen standing in the street during the aftermath of the explosion. The couple divorced in 1980.

He married businesswoman Lisa Gottsegen in October 1980; they have four children – Jacob Edward (born March 20, 1981), Rebecca Lillian (b. March 17, 1983), Maxwell Geoffrey (born August 30, 1984), and Alexandra Lydia (born October 27, 1987). Hoffman has two grandchildren. In an interview, he said that all of his children from his second marriage had bar or bat mitzvahs and that he is a more observant Jew now than when he was younger; he has also lamented that he is not fluent in Hebrew.

A political liberal, Hoffman has long supported the Democratic Party and Ralph Nader. In 1997, he was one of a number of Hollywood stars and executives to sign an open letter to then-German Chancellor Helmut Kohl protesting the treatment of Scientologists in Germany, which was published as a newspaper advertisement in the International Herald Tribune.

In 2009, he received the freedom of the Italian city Ascoli Piceno for being there during 1972 to shoot the movie Alfredo, Alfredo by Pietro Germi, where he played the role of Alfredo Sbisà.

Hoffman is a lifelong fan of Archie Comics and owns a copy of every single issue ever printed.

Dustin Hoffman received Kennedy Center Honors in 2012, with the following commendation: "Dustin Hoffman's unyielding commitment to the wide variety of roles he plays has made him one of the most versatile and iconoclastic actors of this or any other generation".

Hoffman was successfully treated for cancer in 2013.

Best films

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
(Actor)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
(Actor)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
(Actor)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
(Actor)
Rain Man (1988)
(Actor)
Little Fockers (2010)
(Actor)

Usually with

Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(9 films)
Jack Black
Jack Black
(8 films)
Guy Nadon
Guy Nadon
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dustin Hoffman (81 films)

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Actor

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), 1h50
Directed by Noah Baumbach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Candice Bergen, Elizabeth Marvel
Roles Harold Meyerowitz
Rating69% 3.4955553.4955553.4955553.4955553.495555
Une famille dysfonctionnelle se réunit à New York à l'occasion d'une cérémonie hommage au père artiste.
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll, 23minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, James Hong, Kari Wahlgren, Randall Duk Kim
Roles Shifu / Warrior (voice)
Rating70% 3.536633.536633.536633.536633.53663
10 ans auparavant, Tigresse, Vipère, Singe, Grue et Mante passent d'inconnus aux légendaires Cinq Cyclones, Guerriers du Kung Fu.
Kung Fu Panda 3, 1h35
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Martial arts
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda
Actors Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Rebel Wilson, Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen
Roles Shifu (voice)
Rating70% 3.5453253.5453253.5453253.5453253.545325
Po reunites with his biological father and travels with him to a secret sanctuary of pandas where, to his surprise, he does not fit in. There he meets Mei Mei, an overly eager panda, who had been promised to Po through an arranged marriage when they were children. To make matters worse, an evil ancient spirit called Kai begins terrorizing China and stealing the powers of defeated kung fu masters. Now, in the face of incredible odds, Po must learn to train a village of clumsy, fun-loving pandas to become a band of Kung Fu Pandas.
The Program, 1h43
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Sports films, Cycling films
Actors Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Jesse Plemons, Dustin Hoffman, Guillaume Canet, Bryan Greenberg
Roles Bob Hamman
Rating64% 3.248093.248093.248093.248093.24809
Un journaliste sportif irlandais est convaincu que les performances de Lance Armstrong lors de ses victoires au Tour de France sont alimentées par des substances interdites. Avec cette conviction, il commence la chasse aux preuves qui confondront Armstrong.
Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, 1h28
Directed by Dearbhla Walsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals
Actors Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, James Corden, Katie Lyons, Richard Cordery, Geoffrey McGivern
Roles Mr. Hoppy
Rating69% 3.499293.499293.499293.499293.49929
À Londres, M. Hoppy, biologiste à la retraite, tombe amoureux de sa voisine, M Silver. Mais la vieille dame n'a d'yeux que pour Alfie, sa tortue. Apprenant qu'elle souhaite que son animal grandisse, M. Hoppy se met à acheter une centaine de spécimens, les uns plus grands que les autres, et s'amuse à les remplacer jour après jour pour faire croire à M Silver que la taille d'Alfie prenne de l'ampleur. Mais les choses se compliquent lorsque M. Pringle, un autre voisin lui aussi épris de M Silver, retrouve Alfie dans le couloir, révélant ainsi par inadvertance la supercherie de M. Hoppy...
The Cobbler, 1h38
Directed by Tom McCarthy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Adam Sandler, Dan Stevens, Dustin Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz
Roles Abraham Simkin
Rating57% 2.8983752.8983752.8983752.8983752.898375
In the Lower East Side of New York City in 1903, a group of Jewish men are gathered in the shop of a cobbler to discuss a problem that has been plaguing them. A crook named Gergerman has been running their businesses out and harassing the men and their families. The men hand over a pair of Gergerman's shoes to the cobbler, Pinchas Simkin. Pinchas takes the shoes to the basement of his shop and uses a special stitching machine to work on the shoes. His young son Herschel enters, and Pinchas explains to him the importance of the machine.
Chef
Chef (2014)
, 1h54
Directed by Jon Favreau
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Cooking films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo
Roles Riva
Rating72% 3.6490053.6490053.6490053.6490053.649005
Miami-born Carl Casper is the head chef of Gauloise in Brentwood, California. While popular with his kitchen staff and hostess Molly, the restaurant owner Riva wants Carl to stick to tired "classics" rather than innovative dishes. Carl has a strained relationship with his tech-savvy preteen son Percy and rich ex-wife Inez.
Boychoir
Boychoir (2014)
, 1h43
Directed by François Girard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Debra Winger, Sissy Spacek, Kevin McHale
Roles Master Carvelle
Rating79% 3.999593.999593.999593.999593.99959
Stet is a troubled and angry 12-year-old from the wrong side of the tracks. His single mother dies, after which his father brings him to an elite music academy, the fictitious National Boychoir Academy, which is a boarding school, because Stet can sing well, and because the father has a new wife and two daughters, and keeps it secret to them that he has a son from another woman. Stet is admitted due to his talent but also the generous amount of money the father pays them.
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, 24minutes
Directed by Tony Leondis
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Randall Duk Kim, Dennis Haysbert, Sarah Natochenny
Roles Shifu (voice)
Rating68% 3.4385553.4385553.4385553.4385553.438555
Under the pretense of an emergency in the dead of night, Master Po (Jack Black) leads Master Tigress (Angelina Jolie) and Master Mantis (Seth Rogen) into breaking into the new Masters' Council exhibit in tribute of Masters Thundering Rhino, Ox, and Croc. Even though Tigress and Mantis are annoyed at the deception, Po engages their interest in the story of the trio of masters first met.
Kung Fu Panda 2, 1h27
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Kung fu, Action, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda
Actors Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
Roles Shifu (voice)
Rating71% 3.596433.596433.596433.596433.59643
An opening prologue set years before the events of the first film tells that Lord Shen, the scion of a peacock clan that rules Gongmen City in ancient China, seeks to harness fireworks as a weapon. After discovering from the court's goat Soothsayer that "a warrior of black-and-white" will defeat him if he does not change his ways, Shen leads an army of wolves to exterminate the panda population to avert the prophecy. Shen's parents are horrified at this atrocity and exile their son, who swears revenge.
Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about religion, Sports films, Baseball films, Documentary films about sports, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Dustin Hoffman
Roles Narrator
Rating73% 3.676273.676273.676273.676273.67627
The film was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Ira Berkow, and narrated by actor Dustin Hoffman. It was directed by Peter Miller, a documentary filmmaker known for his previous films A Class Apart, Sacco and Vanzetti, and The Internationale.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday, 25minutes
Directed by Tim Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Themes Films about animals, Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, David Cross
Roles Shifu
Rating68% 3.445863.445863.445863.445863.44586
Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) assigns Po (Jack Black) to host the annual Winter Feast at the Jade Palace, a highly ritualized formal occasion where all the Kung Fu masters of China attend, insisting on the perfection of the event. Although excited, Po also wishes to spend the holiday with his father Mr. Ping (James Hong), and rejects the finest chefs in China in an attempt to have him cater the event. However, Mr. Ping believes Po is more concerned with his duties as the Dragon Warrior, and adamantly remains at his restaurant to feed the townsfolk who have nowhere else to eat for the holiday.
Little Fockers, 1h38
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families
Actors Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Theresa Polo, Jessica Alba
Roles Bernie Focker
Rating55% 2.7500752.7500752.7500752.7500752.750075
Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Stiller) is preparing to celebrate his twins' fifth birthday party. Things seem to go awry when Greg's father-in-law Jack Byrnes (De Niro) visits. Recently, Jack has been diagnosed with a heart condition and become embittered by his daughter Debbie's divorce from her husband, Bob (whose marriage was the social event in the first film and how Jack and Greg met), for cheating on her with a nurse. Jack's plan was originally to name Bob as his successor as head of the Byrnes family, but decides to pass the role to Greg, naming him "The Godfocker." Despite Greg reluctantly accepting the role, Jack begins to suspect Greg of infidelity when he sees him with a drug representative, Andi Garcia (Alba), who openly flirts with him, and the presence of Sustengo erection pills in Greg's house, which prompts Jack to think Greg is no longer sexually attracted to his wife, Pam (Polo). Furthermore, Jack starts to doubt Greg's ability to provide for his family when he appears reluctant to send his children to a private school.
Barney's Version, 2h14
Directed by Richard J. Lewis
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Ellen David, Minnie Driver, Mark Camacho, Rachelle Lefèvre
Roles Izzy Panofsky
Rating72% 3.6491653.6491653.6491653.6491653.649165
Barney Panofsky is living with his best friend Boogie (Speedman) in Rome. He marries the mentally disturbed and unfaithful Clara Charnofsky (Lefevre) after she tells him she is pregnant with his child. Barney later finds out the child is not his, and he demands they separate. Clara commits suicide, and a devastated Barney decides to return home to Montreal.