10 Things You May Not Know Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman was born on August 8, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. His full name is Dustin Lee Hoffman.

Hoffman initially studied medicine at the Santa Monica City College but later changed his career path to pursue acting. 

Hoffman's breakthrough role came in the film "The Graduate" (1967), where he portrayed the young and confused Benjamin Braddock.  

Known for his commitment to method acting, Hoffman is renowned for fully immersing himself in his roles. 

Hoffman has won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice. He first won for his role in "Kramer vs. Kramer" (1979) 

Hoffman is known for his versatility as an actor. He has played a wide range of characters, from dramatic roles like "Midnight Cowboy" (1969) to comedic ones like "Tootsie" (1982) 

In addition to acting, Hoffman made his directorial debut with the film "Quartet" (2012), a comedy-drama set in a retirement home for musicians. 

Hoffman is an avid jazz enthusiast and a talented jazz pianist. He often incorporates his love for jazz into his life and work. 

He's an advocate for children's issues and has supported causes such as cancer research, education, and the environment. 

He worked with directors like Mike Nichols, Sydney Pollack, and Barry Levinson, and acted alongside renowned actors such as Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Tom Cruise. 

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