Dustin Hoffman’s biographyYour appearance is not quite scenic the actor was told, receiving another refusal, but he continued to go towards his dream. He was repeatedly called unpromising and was advised to find another profession. The actor’s name is Dustin Hoffman and today he has more than 60 roles in his background and each of them is the embodiment of his highest skills and unique talent.
Early yearsOn August 8, 1939, the second child was born in the family of Lillian Gold and Harry Hoffman. The family lived in Los Angeles; Lillian was a pianist, and Harry worked as a prop supervisor at Columbia Pictures before becoming a furniture salesman and succeeded.
The youngest son was given the name Dustin. His older brother was the first student in the class and dreamed of becoming a politician. Both parents and his brother laughed at Dustin, who dreamed of the stage. However, he studied poorly, was a shy shorty, and suffered from dyslexia.
Career. BeginningThere are legends about how Dustin Hoffman made his way to fame in Hollywood. In New York, the young man was able to enter Lee Strasberg’s acting class from the fourth attempt and after finishing his studies he began to undergo numerous trials and castings at the studios but wasn’t able to get a single role for many years. He worked as a waiter, a typewriter in the printing house, and a demonstrator of goods in a department store, a cashier, a night bartender, and even a nurse in an insane asylum to pay for accommodation.
Director Mike Nichols was looking for a twenty-year-old sporty blonde for the role of Ben in his drama The Graduate. It was assumed that Robert Redford, who best fit for the role, would play the main character, a young man named Ben, who started an affair with a lady much older than himself. But when he saw short, almost thirty-year-old Dustin, Nichols realized that he had found his hero.
In the era of the starting sexual revolution, The Graduate produced the proper effect, and fame fell on Dustin Hoffman. The actor received the Golden Globe, the British BAFTA, and was nominated for the main prize of the film academy for his role.
In the heartfelt drama of 1969, John and Mary the actor played in a duet with Mia Farrow, telling viewers the eternal story about how easy it is to miss fate.
In the Straw Dogs thriller, the actor played an intelligent mathematician who was forced to defend his life with a weapon in his hands. However, after killing one of the local hooligans, provoked by his girlfriend’s too short skirt, David could no longer stop and turned into a beast.
Best rolesIn the 1982 comedy, the Tootsie Dustin played an unlucky actor who was forced to put on a woman's dress for the sake of a role. The situation is complicated by the actor's love for his partner, who was played by Jessica Lange. Teri Garr, Bill Murray, and Geena Davis, who first appeared on the screen, also played in the comedy, which was popular with the audience and won numerous awards.
The 2000s gave the world a few comic images embodied by the actor in the two parts of the Meet the Fockers, where Dustin joined the stellar team of Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Ben Stiller and Blythe Danner, as well as in the I Heart Huckabee's comedy-drama, where he played alongside Isabelle Huppert and Jude Lowe.
In 2016 Dustin began working on a role in the Medici: Masters of Florence project, the first season of which was successfully held in America and Europe. The following year the actor played artist Harold, who is the head of an extravagant Jewish family, in The Meyerowitz Stories drama. Adam Sandler, Emma Thompson, Ben Stiller, and Sigourney Weaver also appeared in the picture.
Dustin Hoffman’s personal lifeAmong many biographical articles devoted to the creativity and personal life of the famous actor, one can learn that before Dustin Hoffman became a movie star, he was not a success with girls. However, it’s not true and the actor himself said in an interview that it cost him to read a couple of lines from a poem and take the girl by the hand, as she was right away ready to marry him.
At the earl of his career, Dustin had a relationship with singer Betty Kelly and model and actress Vera von Lehndorff, but both affairs did not last long.