Happy Birthday Dustin Hoffman!
Renowned method actor who won over audiences in The Graduate, Marathon Man, and Tootsie, and received an AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999. He had his breakthrough role playing Benjamin Braddock, an awkward and seduced young man, in The Graduate.
He began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse with his roommate and fellow actor Gene Hackman. He made his debut in the 1967 film, the Tiger Makes Out.
He won two Academy Awards for his acting in Kramer vs. Kramer.
He married his second wife, attorney Lisa Gottsegen, in October 1980. He has six children.
He starred in the Barry Levinson drama Rain Man with Tom Cruise, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989.