Ten fun facts about Dustin Hoffman


Fact 1
Dustin Hoffman was considered for the part of Michael Corleone in the now legendary film “The Godfather.” The part went to Al Pacino instead and is considered a landmark in his career.

Fact 2
Hoffman was named after actor Dustin Farnum.

Fact 3
In his early years he was roommates with now famous actors Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman.


Fact 4
During his career he has played in two films featuring Peter Pan. These films were “Hook” in 1991 and “Finding Neverland” in 2004.

Fact 5
During casting for “Gandhi” he was very interested in playing the main role. However, he was offered the lead in “Tootsie” at the same time and elected to take that role instead.

Fact 6
He was originally considered for the role of the Penguin in 1992’s “Batman Returns.” However, they instead gave the part to Danny DeVito.

Fact 7
Dustin Hoffman has been married twice and has six children.

Fact 8
His first stint in acting was playing Tiny Tim in a middle school play. He changed the ending line of the play on a dare, which involved him cursing. He was immediately suspended as a result.

Fact 9
Prior to being discovered, Dustin Hoffman worked in the toy department at Macy’s.

Fact 10
Dustin Hoffman based his Oscar Award performance in “Rain Man” on a patient he worked with when he was a nursing aide.


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Is an American born actor that has won numerous Academy Awards and is capable of playing very diverse characters.

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