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Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman

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Born: August 8, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Worked as an attendant in a psychiatric hospital, as a waiter, a dishwasher, a typist, a Times Square headline crier during a newspaper strike and as a toy salesman at Macy's
1960:
Stage debut, "Yes Is For a Very Young Man" at Sarah Lawrence College
1961:
Broadway stage debut, "A Cook For Mr. General"
1961:
TV acting debut, "Sweet Prince of Delancey Street" episode of "Naked City" (ABC)
1964:
Joined the Theatre Company of Boston and appeared in "Endgame", "The Quare Fellow", "In the Jungle of Cities" and other plays
1965:
Appeared in "Harry, Noon and Night" at the American Place Theater, NYC
1965:
Served as assistant to the director (Ulu Grosbard) on off-Broadway revival of "A View From the Bridge"
1965:
Worked as stage manager for "The Subject Was Roses" on Broadway; directed by Ulu Grosbard
1967:
Feature acting debut, "Tiger Makes Out"
1967:
Breakthrough screen role as Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichols' "The Graduate"; recieved first Oscar nomination as Best Actor
1968:
Broadway directorial debut, "Jimmy Shine"
1969:
Earned second Best Actor Academy Award nomination for his mesmerizing performance as Ratso Rizzo in "Midnight Cowboy"
1973:
Co-starred with Steve McQueen in the crime drama "Papillon"
1974:
Directed Broadway production of "All Over Town"
1974:
Appeared in the ABC children's TV special "Marlo Thomas and Friends in Free to Be...You and Me"
1974:
Received third Best Actor Oscar nomination as comedian Lenny Bruce in Bob Fosse's biopic "Lenny"
1978:
Began directing film, "Straight Time" (turned over to Ulu Grosbard)
1979:
Earned Best Actor Oscar as a separated father coping with parenting in "Kramer vs. Kramer"
1982:
Delivered a brilliant performance as an out-of-work actor who resorts to drag to win a role in the comedy "Tootsie"; nominated for a Best Actor Oscar
1985:
Executive produced and starred as Willy Loman in CBS special "Death of a Salesman" (which he had previously done in a revival onstage)
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Founded Punch Productions
1988:
Won second Oscar as Best Actor for his turn as an autistic man in Barry Levinson's "Rain Man"; also first collaboration with the director
1991:
Provided a guest voice for "The Simpsons" (Fox) as Lisa's beloved Jewish substitute teacher; credited as "Sam Etic"
1995:
Inducted into the French Order of Arts and Letters
1997:
Received rave reviews for his portrayal of a Hollywood producer (reportedly based on Robert Evans) in Barry Levinson's political satire "Wag the Dog"; earned Best Actor Academy Award nomination
1998:
Reteamed with Levinson for "Sphere"
1999:
Produced "The Blouse Man," which marked the directorial debut of actor Tony Goldwyn
2001:
Announced to make feature directorial debut with "Personal Injuries"
2002:
Played opposite Susan Sarandon in the touching drama "Moonlight Mile"
2003:
Played a mob boss in the drama "Confidence"
2003:
Co-starred in the thriller "Runaway Jury"
2004:
Cast as Ben Stiller's father in "Meet the Fockers," the follow-up to 2000's hit "Meet the Parents"
2004:
Starred opposite Johnny Depp in "Finding Neverland," which detailed the experiences of 'Peter Pan' author J.M. Barrie
2004:
Starred opposite Jude Law and Naomi Watts in David O. Russell's comedy "I Heart Huckabees"
2006:
Cast in Andy Garcia's feature directorial debut "The Lost City"
2006:
Co-starred as a literary expert opposite Will Ferrell in the Marc Forster comedy "Stranger Than Fiction"
2007:
Played an eccentric toy shop owner in the fantasy film "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium"
2008:
Voiced the character of kung fu master Shifu in the animated feature "Kung Fu Panda"
2008:
Co-starred with Emma Thompson in the romantic comedy "Last Chance Harvey"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor
2010:
Played Paul Giamatti's father in "Barney's Version"
2010:
Reprised role of Ben Stiller's father Bernie Focker in the comedy sequel "Little Fockers"
2011:
Once again voiced kung fu master Shifu in "Kung Fu Panda 2"
2012:
Co-starred with Nick Nolte and Gary Stevens on the horse-racing drama "Luck" (HBO); show cancelled in March 2012 during season two production following death of third horse on set.
2012:
Feature directorial debut, "Quartet"; film starred Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins, and Billy Connolly as retired opera singers

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