The Oscar winning American actor Dustin Hoffman
The American actor Dustin Hoffman has ventured into many creative fields such as cinema, television and even theatre. His initial years had seen a lot of struggle and he has even confessed to living under the American poverty line until he was a good 30 years old. Hoffman was not a very good looking actor and this made it very tough for him to land up with good roles. His career struck gold with his role in 'The Graduate'. Almost immediately after the movie was released, he became the most sought out actor. He later did many big banner films with actors like Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman and such others. His movie 'Kramer vs. Kramer' and 'Rain Man' won him Academy Awards. His voice in the film 'Kung Fu Panda' garnered him accolades of praises. Mentioned above are some basic facts about the profound actor. But other than these, there are also some less known and interesting facts about the actor. Read on further to know about his early life, his net worth and his personal life.
1. Dustin Hoffman net worth
The controversial actor and director is known for his vast array of impressive performances in antihero roles mainly. Hoffman has a net worth of $50 million. His projects like the 'Kramer vs. Kramer', 'The Graduate', 'Marathon Man', 'Tootsie', 'Rain Man', 'Midnight Cowboy' and such others. He has also received 5 Golden Globe Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, 1 Emmy Award, 2 Academy Awards, 4 Bafta Awards and a Life Achievement Award. He started with his directorial venture in the year 2012 with 'Quartet'.
2. Dustin Hoffman age and early life
Born in Los Angeles, Dustin Hoffman's parents are Lillian and Harry Hoffman. He initially enrolled himself in a medical college but quickly changed his mind and attained his acting skills from Pasadena Playhouse. The actor's age is 80 years today and he was also treated for cancer in the year 2013.
3. Dustin Hoffman personal life
Dustin Hoffman married Anne Byrne in the year 1969. His wife had a daughter 'Karina' from an earlier marriage. The couple also had a daughter together named 'Jenna' and lived happily married for 11 years after which they divorced. His second marriage was with a businesswoman named Lisa Hoffman in the year 1980. He is happily married to Lisa today in a marriage of more than 3 decades. She is the proud CEO of her own skincare company. He had 4 children with his second wife. He is an observant Jew and also has 2 grandchildren. His son Max is said to be a splitting image of his dad. His son Jake acted as an extra in his father's film, 'The Rain Man'.
4. The Meyerowitz Stories
The Meyerowitz Stories is his latest American comedy-drama film directed in the year 2017. Directed by Noah Baumbach, this film revolves around an estranged American family who gathers in New York to celebrate the success of their father's artistic works.
5. The sex scandal
The actor was recently in the news for sexual harassment allegation made by a TV producer from an incident which occurred in 1991. He has had such allegations made before plenty of times from various actors and directors too.
6. Jake Hoffman
His son Jacob Edward or 'Jake Hoffman' is an American actor, writer, and director. He was born in the year 1981 to Dustin Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman. He was recently seen cast against his real-life father Dustin Hoffman in the HBO television series 'Luck' playing the grandson of Dustin Hoffman. Dustin Hoffman plays the role of his grandfather in the TV series.
Some important quotes from the versatile actor
We all believe what we read. I read how Tom Cruise and I were two big egos holding up shooting. I know that isn't true - but if I wasn't making a movie with him and I just picked up the paper, I'd believe it. That's interesting, isn't it?
He comments on how nasty the media can get and how they manage to cook up weird stories which people believe.
I grew up thinking a movie star had to be like Rock Hudson or Tab Hunter, certainly nobody in any way like me.
This was his comment when he had managed to make it big in the film industry despite his conventional looks.
She's an ox when it comes to acting. She eats words for breakfast. Working with her is like playing tennis with Chris Evert -- she keeps trying to hit the perfect ball.
His views on co-actor Meryl Streep while they were shooting for the film 'Kramer vs. Kramer'. The film won him many awards.
The actor wanted to become a classical pianist before he finally found his ground in the field of acting. His career kick-started with theater which also landed him with his first role in the movie 'The Tiger Makes Out' in the year 1967. His role of Benjamin Braddock shot him to stardom in the movie 'The Graduate'. He later played a lot of antihero roles and other vulnerable roles in many films and won many awards for them. His movie, 'The Rain Man', 'The Graduate' and 'Kramer vs. Kramer' still remain one of his best performances till date. At 80 years of age, the actor doesn't look like he is going to retire soon with his latest film 'The Meyerowitz Stories' released just last October. The legendary actor has quite a huge fan following and is one of the most successful actors in Hollywood today. Hope he continues to amaze and entertain all of us with his intriguing performances for many years to come.