Born: 8 August 1937
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Best Known As: Benjamin in The Graduate
Dustin Hoffman is still famous for a role he played in 1967: Benjamin Braddock, the confused young man in The Graduate (opposite Anne Bancroft). Since that smashing start he has developed a reputation as a brilliant actor and also as a guy with a big ego. Perhaps the ego is deserved: he has twice won the Academy Award as best actor, for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979, with Meryl Streep) and for Rain Man (1988, with Tom Cruise). Other notable movies of Hoffman's include All The President's Men (1976, with Robert Redford), the famous flop Ishtar (1987, co-starring Warren Beatty), Wag The Dog (1997, with Robert DeNiro) and Sphere (1998, with Sharon Stone and Samuel L. Jackson).
Hoffman starred with John Malkovich in the 1984 Broadway production of Death of a Salesman.
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