Dustin Hoffman Net Worth

How much is Dustin Hoffman worth? $50 million

How did Dustin Hoffman earn his money and wealth?

Dustin Lee Hoffman is a famous American actor and director who was active in the arenas film, television, and theater since 1960. He was born on the 8th of August in 1937 in Los Angeles of California as the second son of Lillian and Harry Hoffman who used to work as a prop supervisor at Columbia Pictures. After graduating from Los Angeles High School in 1955, Hoffman enrolled at Santa Monica College to pursue a degree in medicine but dropped the course in a meager period of one year to join the Pasadena Playhouse. Meanwhile struggling to establish himself in acting, Hoffman spent almost a good 10 years of his youth doing odd jobs.

His debut acting role was at the Pasadena Playhouse opposite Gene Hackman. He then appeared in couple of roles in Off-Broadway production thorough which he was discovered by producer Sidney W Pink who went on to cast him in  Madigan’s Millions. He then landed himself in a few more roles on television and in cinemas which include Naked City, The Defenders and Hallmark Hall of Fame. In 1966, he landed a role in the play Eh? by Henry Livings and staged at the Circle in the Square Downtown. In 1967 Dustin Hoffman was spotted opposite Eli Wallach in his debut film The Tiger Makes Out. The very next year he steered from being an actor to a director with William Gibson’s Two for the Seesaw and William Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life

The 1967 Mike Nichols film The Graduate in which Hoffman played the lead earned him an Academy nomination in the Best Actor category. Other major movies of Hoffman during the 1960s include Midnight Cowboy, Madigan’s Millions and John and Mary. The year 1970 began for Hoffman with his major role in Little Big Man that was subject to much critical appreciation. He was nominated in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category at the Academy Awards for his role in the 1975 movie Lenny.

He also starred in the films Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?, Straw Dogs, Alfredo, Alfredo, Papillon, All the President’s Men, Marathon Man, Straight Time and Agatha in the 1970s. The 1979 Robert Benton film Kramer vs Kramer in which Hoffman appeared opposite Meryl Streep brought the good fortune in his career by winning him an Academy Award.

Other major works of Dustin Hoffman include the 1998 movie Wag the Dog, 1989 film Rainman that won him a second Oscar for Being the best actor in a leading role, Tootsie, Hook, Death of a Salesman and Last Chance Harvey. His production debut was with the 1978 film Straight Time.

What are the highest grossing films of Dustin Hoffman?

  1.       Meet the Fockers (2004) – $279,261,160
  2.       Tootsie (1982) – $177,200,000
  3.       Rain Man (1998) – $172,825,435
  4.       Little Fockers (2010) – $148,438,600
  5.       Hook (1991) – $119,654,823

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