Born on August 8, 1937
From Los Angeles, California
Dustin Hoffman as "Harvey Shine"
In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman), misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate (Emma Thompson), a British government worker stuck in an endless cycle of work, phone calls from her mother, and blind dates. A connection forms between the unhappy pair, who soon find themselves falling in love.
|Golden Globe (2008)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Dustin Hoffman as "Charles Frohman"
This charming account of a period in the life of author J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) reveals the real relationships and events that served as the basis for the author's most iconic work, "Peter Pan." After Barrie develops a platonic relationship with the widowed Sylvia (Kate Winslet) and her four sons, he is inspired to write a play about a group of children who don't want to grow up. The work proves a hit and winds up bringing Barrie and the children together in a way he had never expected.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
Dustin Hoffman as "Stanley Motss"
Two weeks prior to reelection, the United States president lands in the middle of a sex scandal. In need of outside help to quell the situation, presidential adviser Winifred Ames (Anne Heche) enlists the expertise of spin doctor Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro), who decides a distraction is the best course of action. Brean approaches Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) to help him fabricate a war in Albania -- and once underway, the duo has the media entirely focused on the war.
|Academy Award (1997)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1997)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role|
Dustin Hoffman as "Captain James S. Hook"
When his young children are abducted by his old nemesis, Capt. Hook (Dustin Hoffman), middle-aged lawyer Peter Banning (Robin Williams) returns to his magical origins as Peter Pan. Peter must revisit a foggy past in which he abandoned Neverland for family life, leaving Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) and the Lost Boys to fend for themselves. Given their bitterness toward Peter for growing up -- and their allegiance to their new leader, Rufio -- the old gang may not be happy to see him.
|Golden Globe (1991)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Dustin Hoffman as "Raymond 'Ray' Babbitt"
When car dealer Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns that his estranged father has died, he returns home to Cincinnati, where he discovers that he has an autistic older brother named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) and that his father's $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father's money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. The brothers' cross-country trip ends up changing both their lives.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Academy Award (1988)||Won||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1988)||Won||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
Dustin Hoffman as "Willy Loman"
This made-for-TV adaptation of Arthur Miller's revered stage drama focuses on Willy Loman (Dustin Hoffman), an aging traveling salesman in the midst of a major crisis. Burdened by financial woes and distanced from his wife, Linda (Kate Reid), and two grown sons, Biff (John Malkovich) and Happy (Stephen Lang), the increasingly unstable Willy dwells on various memories of his family and his career as he looks back to find out what went wrong with his life.
|Emmy (Primetime) (1986)||Won||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie|
|Golden Globe (1985)||Won||Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television|
Dustin Hoffman as "Michael Dorsey/Dorothy Michaels"
New York actor Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman) is a talented perfectionist who is so hard on himself and others that his agent (Sydney Pollack) can no longer find work for him. After a soap opera audition goes poorly, Michael reinvents himself as actress Dorothy Michaels and wins the part. What was supposed to be a short-lived role turns into a long-term contract, but when Michael falls for his castmate Julie (Jessica Lange), complications develop that could wreck everything.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1983)||Won||Actor|
|Academy Award (1982)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1982)||Won||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
Dustin Hoffman as "Ted Kramer"
On the same day Manhattan advertising executive Ted Kramer (Dustin Hoffman) lands the biggest account of his career, he learns that his wife, Joanna (Meryl Streep), is leaving him and their young son, Billy (Justin Henry). Forced to raise his son alone, Ted loses his job but gains a stronger relationship with the child with the help of another single parent, Margaret (Jane Alexander). When Joanna returns to claim custody of Billy, the ensuing court battle takes a toll on everyone concerned.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1980)||Nominated||Actor|
|Academy Award (1979)||Won||Actor in a Leading Role|
|Golden Globe (1979)||Won||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
Dustin Hoffman as "Carl Bernstein"
Two green reporters and rivals working for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), research the botched 1972 burglary of the Democratic Party Headquarters at the Watergate apartment complex. With the help of a mysterious source, code-named Deep Throat (Hal Holbrook), the two reporters make a connection between the burglars and a White House staffer. Despite dire warnings about their safety, the duo follows the money all the way to the top.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1976)||Nominated||Actor|
Dustin Hoffman as "Thomas Levy"
Thomas "Babe" Levy (Dustin Hoffman) is a Columbia graduate student and long-distance runner who is oblivious to the fact that his older brother, Doc (Roy Scheider), is a government agent chasing down a Nazi war criminal (Laurence Olivier) -- that is, until Doc is murdered and Babe finds himself knee-deep in a tangle of stolen gems and sadistic madmen. Even his girlfriend, Elsa (Marthe Keller), becomes a suspect as everything Babe believed to be true is suddenly turned upside down.
|Golden Globe (1976)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|