Dustin Hoffman

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Dustin Hoffman in 2017

Dustin Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor. He has been in many movies.

Early life[change | change source]

Hoffman was born in Los Angeles, California. He is the younger son of Lillian, a jazz pianist, and Harry Hoffman, who worked as a prop supervisor/set decorator at Columbia Pictures before becoming a furniture salesman.[1][2] His brother, Ronald, is a lawyer and economist. Hoffman's family was Jewish, although he was not brought up religious.[3][4] He graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955.

Dustin Hoffman's movies[change | change source]

Hoffman starred in The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Stranger than Fiction, Meet the Fockers and Rain Man.

Personal life[change | change source]

In 2013, Hoffman had successful treatment for cancer.

References[change | change source]

  1. Yahoo movies biography.
  2. Film Reference.com biography.
  3. Bernard, Sarah (2007-11-18). "The Tortoise and the Whoopee Cushion". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2007-11-22.
  4. Hoffman's Jewish return. Ynet.com. 19 November 2006.

Other websites[change | change source]