A two-time Academy Award® winner and seven-time nominee whose arrival in Hollywood helped usher in a new and revitalised approach to filmmaking, Dustin Hoffman continues to add singular performances to a career rich with characters that have obliterated the line previously dividing the archetypes of character actor and leading man.
Hoffman caught the world's attention for his role as Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichol's Academy Award® nominated film, The Graduate (1967). Since then, he has been nominated for six more Academy Awards® for diverse films such as Midnight Cowboy (1969), Lenny (1974) and Tootsie (1982). Hoffman won the Oscar® in 1979 for his role in Kramer Vs. Kramer and again in 1988 for Rain Man. In 1997, he was awarded the Golden Globe's esteemed Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Hoffman made his directorial debut with the feature film, Quartet (2012) starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon and Sheridan Smith. The film was recognized by the National Board of Review for being one of the Top Ten Independent Films in 2012. Hoffman was also awarded the Breakthrough Director Award by the Hollywood Film Awards. Additionally, Maggie Smith was nominated for a Golden Globe and Billy Connolly was nominated for a British Independent Film Award on behalf of the film.
In 2010, Hoffman starred opposite Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version, directed by Richard J. Lewis. The film premiered at the 2010 Venice Film Festival. Hoffman also reprised his role as Bernie Focker in Little Fockers starring opposite Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro and Barbara Streisand.
Additionally, Hoffman received a Tony Award Nomination for his role as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice which he reprised from his long run on the London Stage.
Hoffman serves as the chair of the Artistic Advisory Board along with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Plácido Domingo for the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage Theatre. This intimate 499-seat state-of-the-art theatre provides a much needed performance facility for Santa Monica College and the surrounding community.Visit Dustin's IMDb page