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Dustin Hoffman

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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: Los Angeles
Country: United States
BirthDay: 8 August 1937
Sigh: Virgo
Height: 1.67 m
Education: Los Angeles High School, Los Angeles, CA, Santa Monica College (dropped out 1956),

Dustin Hoffman was bornon 8 August 1937 in Los Angeles, American. Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor who has worked in variety of creative ventures in theatre, cinema and television. Hoffman struggled for a good part of his life by working in low budget Off-Broadways in New York and to his confession, he lived under American poverty line until he was 31 years old. But all of this changed when he was casted to play the role of a naïve, confused and lost graduate in the movie ‘The Graduate’. The movie established Hoffman in the Hollywood film industry; before it he had a hard time to land any role because of his unconventional looks but now suddenly everyone was a fan of his exceptional looks and brilliant acting skills. He became the talk of the tinsel town and did huge movies with well established actors like Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Gene Hackman, etc. Some of the other famous movies from Hoffman’s career are, ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’ and ‘Rain Man’; for both the movies he won Academy Awards. He has not only contributed to the silver screen but has given many theatrical performances, worked in television movies and even won accolades for voice acting in ‘Kung Fu Panda’.


$50 Million


In 2011, he reprised his role of ‘Shifu’ in commercially hit film ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ and during the same time directed ‘Quartet’, a BBC Films comedy starring Maggie Smith


He did voice acting for the animation ‘Kung Fu Panda’ in 2008


In 2007, he did an advertising campaign for Australian telecommunications company Telstra's Next G network and appeared in the 50 Cent video ‘Follow My Lead’ as a psychiatrist


He starred in ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ in 2006, which is a comedy-drama-fantasy film, along with Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, etc


In 2004, Hoffman and Robert De Niro again worked together after ‘Wag the Dog’ in ‘Meet the Fockers’, a sequel to the movie ‘Meet the Parents’


In the early 2000, he got to perform in movies like, ‘Moonlight Mile (2002)’, ‘Confidence (2003)’, ‘Runaway Jury (2003)’ with his friend from the struggling days, Gene Hackman, and ‘Finding Neverland (2004)’


1997 proved to be quite a creative year for Hoffman as he did ‘Mad City’ with John Travolta and ‘Wag the Dog’, a black comedy, along with Robert De Niro


Throughout the 90s, he did movies like, ‘Dick Tracy (1990)’, ‘Billy Bathgate (1991)’, ‘Hook (1991)’ in which he played the title role of Captain Hook, ‘Outbreak (1995)’ alongside Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey and ‘Sleepers (1996)’ with Brad Pitt


Another big role in Hoffman’s career came with his portrayal of an autistic savant in ‘Rain Man’ in 1988


Next came ‘Ishtar’ in 1987, a comedy movie which was a serious failure in Hoffman’s otherwise shinning film career


‘Death of a Salesman’, a TV movie was released in 1985


He married for the second time to a businesswoman, Lisa Hoffman, in 1980


Kramer (1979)’ was another milestone in his career in Hollywood


These movies were establishing him as a seasoned actor and in the following years he acted in ‘Straight Time (1978)’ and ‘Agatha (1979)’


In 1976, he starred in major films like, ‘All the President’s Men’ and ‘Marathon Man’


For the next few years, Hoffman appeared in movies like: ‘Who is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)’, ‘Straw Dogs (1971)’, ‘Papillon (1973)’ and ‘Lenny (1974)’, for which he received his third Oscar nomination


His next big film, ‘Little Big Man’ was released in 1970 and it was considered to be an unconventional movie of that time, more like an anti-establishment film


In 1969, ‘Midnight Cowboy’, an American drama, starring Hoffman, Jon Voight, etc


Although, Hoffman’s career had now kick started in Hollywood, he returned back to the Broadway in 1968 to act in ‘Jimmy Shine’


Hoffman’s major work is still considered to be ‘The Graduate (1967)’ as it changed the direction of his career as well as his portrayal of ‘Benjamin Braddock’ proved to be a breath of fresh air for the American film industry


It was finally in 1966 that he performed in a big production, ‘Eh?’ by Henry Livings

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