Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman

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Name: Dustin Hoffman
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Male
Height: 167 cm (5' 6'')
Birth Day: August 8, 1937
Age: 85
Birth Place: Los Angeles, United States
Zodiac Sign: Leo

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Height: 167 cm (5' 6'')
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Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman was born on August 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, United States (85 years old). Dustin Hoffman is an Actor, zodiac sign: Leo. Find out Dustin Hoffmannet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He voices the character Master Shifu in the Kung Fu Panda films.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$100 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Dustin Hoffman Real Estate

Real Estate: In 2012, it was confirmed that Dustin Hoffman was one of the many celebs who owned property in Malibu's exclusive Broad Beach neighborhood. His ownership was revealed because of a controversy involving beach erosion. The 114 residents of this affluent area became concerned that the water was eroding the sand dunes upon which many of their expensive mansions lie.

Although a seawall might seem like the obvious solution, the residents (including Hoffman) hatched an ambitious, $20-million plan to dig up sand from the bottom of the ocean in order to build more of a barrier. However, this proved to be a divisive issue. Various environmentalist groups protested the plan, claiming that it would damage local ecosystems.

In 2017, Hoffman's real estate deals sparked controversy once again. He and his son teamed up with a developer named Jeffrey Yohai (the son of Paul Manafort) to build a mansion in Hollywood Hills. The Hoffmans invested $3 million into the project. Aside from the strangeness of the Hoffmans (lifetime Democrats) doing business with the son of a then-prominent politician in the Trump administration, the deal caught the eye of media sources for another reason.

Yohai's company, which was responsible for the project, filed for bankruptcy, and the Hoffmans looked as if they would never get their $3 million back. The investment property was later put on the housing market for $7.45 million – taking a $1.5-million price reduction since first being listed. The Hoffman's were understandably concerned, and they took legal action against Yohai to ensure that when the property did finally sell, they would get their initial investment back – or at least some of it.

Before Fame

He began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse with his roommate and fellow actor Gene Hackman. He made his debut in the 1967 film The Tiger Makes Out.

Biography Timeline


Dustin Lee Hoffman was born on August 8, 1937, in Los Angeles, California, the second son of Harry Hoffman (1908–1987) and Lillian (née Gold; 1909–1982). His father worked as a prop supervisor (set decorator) at Columbia Pictures before becoming a furniture salesman.


Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955 and enrolled at Santa Monica College with the intention of studying medicine. He left after a year to join the Pasadena Playhouse, although when he told his family about his career goal, his Aunt Pearl warned him, "You can't be an actor. You are not good-looking enough." He also took classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.


He then studied at Actors Studio and became a dedicated method actor. In 1960 Hoffman was cast in a role in an Off-Broadway production and followed with a bit part in a Broadway production, A Cook for Mr. General (1961). In 1962, appeared in Rabbit Run Theatre's summer stock production of Write Me A Murder in Madison, Ohio and served as an assistant director to Ulu Grosbard on The Days and Nights of Beebee Fenstermaker at Off-Broadway's Sheridan Square Playhouse. In 1964, Hoffman appeared in Three Men on a Horse at Princeton's McCarter Theatre and in 1965, in Off-Broadway's Harry, Noon and Night with Joel Grey. Grosbard and Hoffman reunited for a 1965 recording of Death of a Salesman starring Lee J. Cobb and Mildred Dunnock, with Hoffman playing Bernard. He assistant directed Grosbard's 1965 Off-Broadway production of A View from the Bridge starring Robert Duvall and Jon Voight and in late 1965, stage managed and appeared in Grosbard's The Subject Was Roses on Broadway. Hoffman's "sharply outlined and vividly colored" performance in Off-Broadway's The Journey of the Fifth Horse in April 1966 was followed by another critical success in the play Eh?, by Henry Livings, which had its U.S. premiere at the Circle in the Square Downtown on October 16, 1966. Sidney W. Pink, a producer and 3D-movie pioneer, discovered Hoffman in one of his off-Broadway roles and cast him in Madigan's Millions. Through the early and mid-1960s, Hoffman made appearances in television shows and movies, including Naked City, The Defenders and Hallmark Hall of Fame.


After meeting in 1963, Hoffman married Anne Byrne in May 1969. He 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 at the time by members of the Weathermen, when a bomb was accidentally detonated in the townhouse's basement, killing three. 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.


In 1966 director Mike Nichols auditioned Hoffman for a lead role in the Broadway musical The Apple Tree but rejected him because he could not sing well enough and gave Alan Alda the part. But Nichols was so impressed with Hoffman's overall audition he cast him as the male lead in the movie The Graduate (1967). Hoffman played the character of Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate who has an affair with Mrs. Robinson, the wife of his father's law partner. This was Hoffman's first major role, and he received an Academy Award nomination for it but lost to Rod Steiger for In the Heat of the Night.


Hoffman made his film debut in The Tiger Makes Out in 1967, alongside Eli Wallach. In 1967, immediately after wrapping up principal filming on The Tiger Makes Out, Hoffman flew from New York City to Fargo, North Dakota, where he directed productions of William Gibson's Two for the Seesaw and William Saroyan's The Time of Your Life for the Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre. The $1,000 he received for the eight-week contract was all he had to hold him over until the funds from the movie materialized.


Midnight Cowboy premiered in theaters across the United States in May 1969. For his acting, Hoffman received his second Oscar nomination and the film won Best Picture. In 1994 the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. Biskind considers Hoffman's acting a major accomplishment:

Also in 1969, Hoffman co-starred with Mia Farrow in John and Mary. He received a 1970 BAFTA Award as Best Actor, although the film received mixed reviews. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor.

Hoffman next starred in Marathon Man (1976), a film based on William Goldman's novel of the same name, opposite Laurence Olivier and Roy Scheider. Its director, John Schlesinger also directed Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy in 1969. Described as "Schlesinger's thriller," by author Gene D. Phillips, Hoffman plays the hero, Babe Levy, a part-time long-distance runner and graduate student, who suddenly finds himself being pursued by a fugitive Nazi. To put himself in the mindset of someone under severe emotional distress, rather than simply acting, Hoffman did not sleep for days at a time and let his body become disheveled and unhealthy.


This was followed by his role in Little Big Man (1970), where Jack Crabb, his character, ages from teenager to a 121-year-old man. The film was widely praised by critics, but was overlooked for an award except for a supporting nomination for Chief Dan George. Hoffman continued to appear in major films over the next few years. Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971), Straw Dogs (also 1971), and Papillon (1973). He returned to Broadway in 1974, directing All Over Town.


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 "Ali" (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.


Fellow actor Gary Oldman reported that, during a telephone conversation with Hoffman, the latter recalled having made comments toward a "very powerful" industry figure who ensured that he was unable to find work in Hollywood for some time following Tootsie. In 1983, Hoffman became a Major Donor for The Mirror Theater Ltd, alongside Paul Newman and Al Pacino, matching a grant from Laurance Rockefeller. The men were inspired to invest by their connection with Lee Strasberg, as Lee's then daughter-in-law Sabra Jones was the Founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Mirror.


In 1984, Hoffman starred as Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman. He reprised his role in a TV movie of the same name, for which he won the 1985 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor along with a Golden Globe.


Hoffman gained his seventh Academy Award nomination for his performance in Wag The Dog (1997), in a role that allowed Hoffman the chance to work with both Robert De Niro and Denis Leary. The movie is a black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson, who also directed Hoffman in Rain Man in 1988.


In 1991, Hoffman voiced substitute teacher Mr. Bergstrom in The Simpsons episode "Lisa's Substitute", under the pseudonym Sam Etic. As a reference to this episode, during the episode featuring the Itchy & Scratchy movie, Lisa claims that Dustin Hoffman had a cameo in that movie but didn't use his real name.


Following that, he appeared in the 1996 revenge drama/legal thriller Sleepers (1996) with Robert De Niro, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric, and Kevin Bacon.


In the mid-1990s, Hoffman starred in—and was deeply involved in the production of—David Mamet's American Buffalo (also 1996), and an early effort of film editor Kate Sanford. In 1997, Hoffman starred opposite John Travolta in the Costa Gavras film Mad City.

A 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 1999, Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award and recalls the emotional impact that receiving the award had on him:

In 1999, Hoffman was honored by the American Film Institute’s who celebrated him with the 27th Life Achievement Award. Those who praised him and celebrated his work included, Edward Norton, Jon Voight, Goldie Hawn, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Kathy Bates. Jack Nicholson presented Hoffman with the award. Upon receiving the award he quoted the poet Emily Dickinson, “Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open the door".


Seven years after his nomination for Wag the Dog, Hoffman got another opportunity to perform again with Robert De Niro, co-starring with Streisand and Ben Stiller in the 2004 comedy Meet the Fockers, a sequel to Meet the Parents (2000). Hoffman won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance. In 2005, he voiced a horse in Racing Stripes, and appeared in cameo roles in Andy García's The Lost City and on the final episode of HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm's fifth season. Hoffman appeared in Stranger than Fiction (2006), played the perfumer Giuseppe Baldini in Tom Tykwer's film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (also 2006), and had a cameo in the same year's The Holiday.


In 2007, he was featured in an advertising campaign for Australian telecommunications company Telstra's Next G network, appeared in the 50 Cent video "Follow My Lead" as a psychiatrist, and played the title character in the family film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. In 2008, although he was reluctant to perform in an animated feature film (Although he had previously performed voices in a version of The Point! and in an episode of The Simpsons), Hoffman had a prominent role as Shifu in the film Kung Fu Panda, which was praised in part for his comedic chemistry with Jack Black (whom he tutored in acting for an important scene) and his character's poignantly complex relationship with the story's villain. He later won the Annie Award for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature for Kung Fu Panda and has continued into the role in the franchise's subsequent filmed productions outside of the franchise's television series. He next voiced Roscuro in The Tale of Despereaux.


In 2009, Hoffman received an Honorary Cesar Medal at the César Awards.


In 2011, Hoffman reprised his role as Master Shifu in the commercially and critically successful animated film Kung Fu Panda 2. On the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 81% based on 169 reviews, and an average rating of 6.9/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "The storyline arc may seem a tad familiar to fans of the original, but Kung Fu Panda 2 offers enough action, comedy, and visual sparkle to compensate." On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 67 out of 100 based on 31 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". The film was a financial success making more money than the previous film, Kung Fu Panda. The film made $666 million at the worldwide Box Office. The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.


In 2012, Hoffman's audiobook recording of Jerzy Kosinski's Being There was released at Audible.com. Hoffman starred in the HBO horse racing drama Luck, as a man involved in bookmaking and casino operations. Luck was canceled in March 2012 after three horses died on set.

In 2012, Hoffman's directorial debut film Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, Billy Connolly, and Michael Gambon The BBC comedy-drama premiered at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival where it earned respectable reviews from critics. The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes earning an 80% with the critical consensus reading, "It's sweet, gentle, and predictable to a fault, but Dustin Hoffman's affectionate direction and the talented cast's amiable charm make Quartet too difficult to resist." Smith was nominated for Golden Globe for her performance.

In 2012, Dustin Hoffman received Kennedy Center Honors, 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". Those who honored him at the ceremony included Robert De Niro, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, and Billy Connolly


Hoffman was successfully treated for cancer in 2013.


In 2015, Hoffman starred in Roald Dahl's Esio Trot, a BBC television film adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic novel. Adapted by Richard Curtis and co-starring Judi Dench, Hoffman received an Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor.


In 2017, Hoffman starred Noah Baumbach's Netflix film The Meyerowitz Stories alongside Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel and Emma Thompson. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2017 where it received a four-minute standing ovation. The film received a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes with the consensus reading, "The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) observes the family dynamic through writer-director Noah Baumbach's bittersweet lens and the impressive efforts of a remarkable cast".

In 2017, Hoffman was honored with the Gotham Awards Tribute alongside Sofia Coppola, Nicole Kidman, Edward Lachman. Hoffman was introduced by Elizabeth Marvel.

In 2017, the Gotham Awards announced that they would Hoffman for his lifetime achievement in film. The director of the Independent Filmmaker Project or (IFP) and Made in NY Media Center stated, "We are thrilled to present Dustin Hoffman with the Actor Tribute. Starting with his breakthrough role in the timeless classic The Graduate to his highly praised turn in his upcoming film, The Meyerowitz Stories, Dustin’s wide range of roles – often portraying antiheroes or the marginalized – and the creative choices he has embodied in these complex characters, has firmly placed him amongst the most compelling actors to have graced the screen"

In 2017, seven women accused Hoffman of sexual misconduct or assault. A woman who was 17 at the time alleged that, while working as an intern on a TV production of Death of a Salesman, Hoffman made inappropriate jokes and comments around her and asked her to give him foot massages. Hoffman released an apology to the 17 year-old intern who alleged harassment but denied wrongdoing, saying, "I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation," continuing, "I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am." In a 1979 Time magazine interview, Meryl Streep claimed that Hoffman groped her breast on their first meeting. However, in an extensive interview with Tom Hanks for The New York Times to promote The Post in 2018, when asked directly "people are wondering if you had problems with Dustin Hoffman" when they worked together on Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979, Streep made no mention of this, referring instead to an incident when Hoffman slapped her for a scene, saying he actually hit her, which was "overstepping".

In December 2017, comedian John Oliver unexpectedly interrogated Hoffman about the allegations during the 20th anniversary screening of Wag the Dog at the 92nd Street Y. "It's 'not reflective of who I am' – it's that kind of response to this stuff that pisses me off," Oliver said. "Do you understand how that feels like a dismissal?" Hoffman said he felt blindsided by the line of questioning, remarking "You've made the case better than anyone else can. I'm guilty. Because someone has alleged something, I'm guilty. You push a button. It's all over the world: I'm a predator. I'm this and that, and it's not true." Hoffman has not publicly responded to the other six allegations. During an appearance on The Russell Howard Hour weeks later, Oliver expressed disappointment that his and Hoffman's conversation "became such a big story because then it became about [Oliver's] questions rather than [Hoffman's] answers"—answers Oliver called "kind of not great"—and said that he had "tried and failed" to have a more constructive conversation with Hoffman on the subject.


In 2019 Hoffman was cast in Mayim Bialik's directorial debut, As Sick as They Made Us acting alongside Candice Bergen, Olivia Thirlby, and Simon Helberg. The film had been set for an October 2020 release date, before the COVID-19 pandemic struck.


In 2020, it was announced that Hoffman would make his return to the Broadway stage in Scott Rudin's revival of Our Town as the Stage Manager. Hoffman's last appearance on stage was 30 years prior in Death of a Salesman in 1989. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Broadway theaters will be shut until 2021.

Family Life

Dustin married his second wife, attorney Lisa Gottsegen, in October 1980. Dustin has six children.

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Dustin Hoffman is 85 years, 3 months and 26 days old. Dustin Hoffman will celebrate 86th birthday on a Tuesday 8th of August 2023. Below we countdown to Dustin Hoffman upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

81st birthday - Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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80th birthday - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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79th birthday - Monday, August 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dustin Hoffman! 10 of His Most Insightful Quotes

Happy birthday, Dustin Hoffman! The actor turns 79 on Aug. 8, 2016. In honor of the legendary Oscar winner’s birthday, here are 10 of his best quotes on confidence, doing good work, and why he thought he’d never get the lead role in his breakthrough film, The Graduate. 1. “I have never been, I guess, a [...]

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78th birthday - Saturday, August 8, 2015

Dustin Hoffman turns 78: Top celebrity birthdays for August 8th

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77th birthday - Friday, August 8, 2014

Happy birthday Dustin Hoffman: See his star sign and read your horoscope

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75th birthday - Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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74th birthday - Monday, August 8, 2011

Happy 74th Birthday Dustin Hoffman! Top 10 Incredible Dustin Hoffman movies.

Happy 74th Birthday Dustin Hoffman! August 8, 1937 In honor of the birthday of one of the greatest film actors alive today, the Movie Monkey has compiled a list of Top 10 Incredible Dustin Hoffman …

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73rd birthday - Sunday, August 8, 2010

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