Dustin Hoffman was born on August 8, 1937 in Los Angeles. As
of its youth, it thus bathes in the universe of the cinema and
the theatre (his/her father is an accessories supplier for the
studios of Columbia and his/her mother is an actress of theatre
amateur). Dustin dreams to become pianist and is registered
with the academy. There, its professors advise to him to take
courses of dramatic art. It follows their recommendation and
is registered in Pasadena Playhouse and is impassioned quickly
for the theatre. It leaves for New York where it exerts various
small trades in waiting of an engagement. In 1961, it makes
its beginnings on the boards and will not leave them any more
during six years following.
In 1967, it do the
Theater World Award and Drama Desk Award for its role in "Eh
obtain?" This success opens to him the doors of the cinema
with a first role in "the Prize winner". The film
is an immense success which launches its career and propels
it at the head of the boxoffice. The realizers are interested
in him and the proposals are done many. Dustin enchaine turnings
("Midnight Cowboy", "Little Big Man", "Men
of the President") with large sizes of Hollywood Faye dunaway,
Robert Redford, etc.
In 1979, it gains the Oscar of the best actor for his role in
"Kramer Against Kramer".
Changing register with each one of its films, Dustin does not
weary the public. Disguised in "Tootsie" (1982) or
exceptionally gifted autist in "Rain Man" (1988) it
is often rewarded for its compositions. Atypical actor with
the multiple facets, Dustin Hoffman marks of his print the American
cinema and remains a sour value of that one.