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Mix Up Star: DUSTIN HOFFMAN

Updated: May 13




Age: 86

Born: 8th August 1937


Dustin Hoffman is an American actor and filmmaker. As one of the key actors in the formation of New Hollywood, Hoffman is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Hoffman has received numerous honors, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1997, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999, and the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2012. Actor Robert De Niro  has described him as "an actor with the everyman's face who embodied the heartbreakingly human"




Hoffman studied at the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music before he decided to go into acting, for which he trained at the Pasadena Playhouse. He received two Academy Awards for Best Actor, for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988). His other Oscar-nominated roles are for The Graduate (1967), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Lenny (1975), Tootsie (1982), and Wag the Dog (1997). Other notable roles include in Little Big Man (1970), Marathon Man (1976), All the President's Men (1976), Dick Tracy (1990), and Hook (1991).



In the 21st century, Hoffman has appeared in films such as Finding Neverland (2004), and Stranger than Fiction (2006), as well as Meet the Fockers (2004) and the sequel Little Fockers (2010). Hoffman has done voice work for The Tale of Despereaux (2008) and the Kung Fu Panda film series (2008–2024). In 2012, he made his directorial debut with Quartet.






MIX UP THEATRE'S TOP 10 DUSTIN HOFFMAN MOVIES...

  1. The Tale of Despereaux (2008) - #157 - ★★★★

  2. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) - #207 - ★★★★

  3. Kung Fu Panda (2008) - #212 - ★★★★

  4. Hook (1991) - #244 - ★★★★

  5. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) - #254 - ★★★★

  6. Quartet (2012) - #255 - ★★★★

  7. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) - #334 - ★★★★

  8. Finding Neverland (2004) - #356 - ★★★★

  9. Last Chance Harvey (2008) - #360 - ★★★★

  10. Stranger Than Fiction (2006) - #386 - ★★★★


How do you rate Dustin Hoffman's films?...






 

WATCH DUSTIN HOFFMAN THIS WEEK...


ON TV

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) - ITV

Quartet (2012) - Sky Cinema / BBCFour - also on Netflix and Amazon Prime



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