Dustin Lee Hoffman was born in the United States August 8th, 1937 and has had a very successful acting career which started in 1960. His first critical praise came for the play called Eh?. For his efforts in Eh? he received a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. His first big break on the big screen came in The Graduate which featured Benjamin Braddock in 1967. His most noted films have been Midnight Cowboy, Little Big Man, Lenny, All the President’s Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Tootsie, Rain Man, Wag the Dog and most recently Meet the Fockers.
During his career as an actor, Dustin Hoffman has won two Academy Awards, five Golden Globe awards, three BAFTA’s, a Genie Award, three Drama Desk Awards and an Emmy. He was also rewarded with an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.