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Dustin Hoffman
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Date of Birth: Aug 8, 1937

Country: USA

Biography: Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor with a career in film, television, and theatre since 1960. He has been known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable types of characters. He first drew critical praise for the 1966 Off Broadway play Eh? for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. This was soon followed by his breakthrough movie role as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967). Since then Hoffman's career has largely... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 75 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Actor (74) | Director (1)
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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)
An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father. (imdb)
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Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Continuing his "legendary adventures of awesomeness", Po must face two hugely epic, but different threats: one supernatural and the other a little closer to his home. (imdb)
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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (2016)
As Po looks for his lost action figures, the story of how the panda inadvertently helped create the Furious Five is told.
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The Program (2015)
An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong. (imdb)
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Roald Dahl
A retired bachelor has a thing for his neighbor who only shows affection to her pet tortoise. (imdb)
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The Cobbler (2015)
Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. Sometimes walking in another man's shoes is the only way one can discover who they really are. (imdb)
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Boychoir (2014)
Stet, a troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music. (imdb)
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Chef (2014)
A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. (imdb)
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Quartet (2012)
Dustin Hoffman makes his directorial debut with this tale of four aging opera singers (Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins). (tiff.net)
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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (2011)
Po and the Furious Five uncover the legend of three of kung fu's greatest heroes: Master Thundering Rhino, Master Storming Ox, and Master Croc. (imdb)
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Luck (2011)
Luck (2011) - TV Series
A TV series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse-racing track.
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Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
As the legendary Dragon Warrior, Po (Jack Black), the kung fu panda, dutifully guards the Valley of Peace alongside his allies the Furious Five. When a frightful new enemy emerges, Po and company embark on a perilous journey to save China and the art of kung fu.
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Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette in his hand was a half-century earlier when his Technicolor camerawork was awarded for Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus.
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Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story (2010)
Celebrates the contributions of Jewish major leaguers and the special meaning that baseball has had in the lives of American Jews. (imdb)
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Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special (2010)
The Winter Festival is coming and Po is asked to host the great exclusive formal banquet for all the Masters of Kung Fu. The occasion is on the same night as his father's restaurant's own party and Mr. Ping, upset at his son's absence, will not cancel it to cook for the masters at Po's request. Burdened by his father's imposed guilt about his conflicting responsibilities, Po finds all the preparations a dispiriting struggle. However, the solution comes from where he least expects.
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Little Fockers (2010)
Family-patriarch Jack Byrnes wants to appoint a successor. Does his son-in-law, the "male nurse", Greg Focker have what it takes?
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Barney
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky. (imdb)
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Against the Tide (2009)
'Against The Tide' examines the conflict that erupted in the American Jewish community over the best means to rescue the European Jews trying to escape the Holocaust. It tells the little known story of Peter Bergson, who tirelessly stood up against American Jewish leaders in the late 30's and early 40's in an effort to save the Jews of Europe.
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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)
Ordered to teach a martial arts class of rambunctious bunny kittens, Po tells stories of each of the Furious Five's pasts.
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Last Chance Harvey (2008)
In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.
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The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.
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Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Po the Panda is the laziest animals in all of the Valley of Peace, but unwittingly becomes the chosen one when enemies threaten their way of life.
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Mr. Magorium
Molly Mahoney (Portman) is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243 year-old eccentric who owns the store (Hoffman), bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium. (imdb)
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The Holiday (2006)
A story about two women who trade homes for the holidays only to find that a change of address can change their lives.
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Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS Agent whose world is turned upside-down when he begins to hear his life being chronicled by a narrator only he can hear. The Narrator, Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson), a nearly forgotten author of tragic novels, is struggling to complete her latest and best book, unaware that her protagonist is alive and uncontrollably guided by her words. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears the Narrator say that events have been set in motion that will lead to his imminent death. (Sony)
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with no smell, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (imdb)
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Telling the Truth About Lies: The Making of
An almost half hour examination into the making of the film with new interviews from Redford, Hoffman, Woodward and Bernstein, along with other key players. All of the historical players share their thoughts on the actors and vice versa, while everyone shares their thoughts on the events. The production aspects of the film, notably Goldman's thoughts on the script and Willis' thoughts on the cinematography are included. (dvdverdict.com)
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The Lost City (2005)
Andy Garcia stars and makes his directorial debut in a passionate and historical tribute to his native Cuba. (Magnolia Pictures)
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Earth to America (2005)
Celebrating the earth with the funnies people on it... A comedy event of Global proportions.
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Racing Stripes (2005)
When a baby zebra is accidentally abandoned by a traveling circus, he is rescued by a local horse farmer and his young daughter. So begins his surprising journey into the world of elite athletes, intense competition and enormous stakes as he strives for a place in the ultra-prestigious Kentucky Open. (Warner Bros.)
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Meet the Fockers (2004)
Now that Greg Focker (Stiller) is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack (De Niro) and Dina (Danner) Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam (Polo). But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker (Hoffman and Streisand). The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together-which all adds up to a disastrously funny time of "getting to know you." (Universal)
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I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Convinced that a series of coincidences involving a doorman hold some secret to life's largest riddles, Albert Markovski seeks the help of a detective agency unlike any other... which leads him down a path that questions the essence of existence itself.
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Lemony Snicket
Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. (imdb)
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Finding Neverland (2004)
A tale of magic and fantasy inspired by the life of James Barrie, the real-life author of the children's classic Peter Pan. (Miramax)
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Runaway Jury (2003)
A suspense-thriller about a high-priced and ruthless jury "consultant" (Hackman) who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict on an explosive trial. (Fox)
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Confidence (2003)
Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer. (imdb)
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Moonlight Mile (2002)
An emotional tale of disarming honesty and unexpected humor...a story about waking up to life, letting go, and discovering that love comes in the most unexpected circumstances. (Touchstone Pictures)
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Finding the Truth: The Making of
A behind-the-scenes look at this Oscar-winning classic about a man who finds himself a single parent after his wife walks out on him, then is forced to fight for custody of his child in court. Includes interviews with the stars of the film, including Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, giving their views of what it was like to make this picture. (imdb)
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Going the Distance: Remembering
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Tuesday (2001)
Tuesday (2001) - Short Film
In a mysterious swamp, a terrapin witnesses the strange occurrence of a thousand frogs floating up out of the water on lily pads to plague a nearby town. (miramax dvd)
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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors. (imdb)
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Sphere (1998)
A new dimension in thrills in the deep-water, deep-suspense sci-fi adventure centered on a spacecraft that plunged into the Pacific -- 300 years ago. (Warner Bros.)
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Wag the Dog (1997)
Wickedly fictional with historical overtones truer than many care to admit, Wag The Dog examines the blurred lines between politics, the media and show business.
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Mad City (1997)
A network television journalist is banished to a backwater station for bad behavior on the job. He meets a security guard who got laid off and the two form a bond of mutual need which changes the course of their lives forever. (Warner Bros.)
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Sleepers (1996)
Four boys growing up in Hell's Kitchen play a prank that leads to an old man getting hurt. Sentenced to no less than one year in the Wilkenson Center in upstate New York, the four friends are changed by the beating, humiliation and sexual abuse by the guards sworn to protect them. Thirteen years later and a chance meeting lead to a chance for revenge against the Wilkenson Center and the guards. (imdb)
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American Buffalo (1996)
Don Dubro, the proprietor of a dusty dark inner-city junk shop, holds court there with his friends and makes plans probably on a daily basis for his ascendancy to the top. He does this more out of habit than hope because he's long ago surrendered his future to the daily repetition of his life as guardian of the discarded remnants of others' possessions... (imdb)
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Outbreak (1995)
Extreme measures are necessary to contain an epidemic of a deadly airborne virus. But how extreme, exactly?
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La classe américaine (1993)
George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe Américaine is a montage of scenes taken from the Warner Bros. catalog and dubbed to fit the narration of what is arguably the greatest story ever told. (imdb)
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Hero (1992)
A not-so-nice man rescues passengers from a crashed airliner, only to see someone else take credit. (imdb)
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Hook (1991)
When Capt. Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy (imdb)
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Billy Bathgate (1991)
Based loosely on the organized crime syndicates of the 20's and 30's, Billy Bathgate is the story of a young man's rise from gopher to right hand man in Dutch Schultz' gang. Having been impressed by the youth, Schultz takes him under his wing so to speak. Billy soon finds himself in a world where wealth and fortune live next door to danger and death. (imdb)
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A Wish for Wings That Work (1991)
Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly. (imdb)
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Dick Tracy (1990)
The comic strip detective finds his life vastly complicated when Breathless Mahoney makes advances towards him while he is trying to battle Big Boy Caprice's united mob. (imdb)
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Family Business (1989)
Jessie is an ageing career criminal who has been in more jails, fights, schemes, and lineups than just about anyone else. His son Vito, while currently on the straight and narrow, has had a fairly shady past and is indeed no stranger to illegal activity. They both have great hope for Adam, Vito's son and Jessie's grandson, who is bright, good-looking, and without a criminal past... (imdb)
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Rain Man (1988)
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
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Ishtar (1987)
Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime. (imdb)
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Death of a Salesman (1985)
An aging traveling salesman recognizes the emptiness of his life and tries to fix it. (imdb)
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Tootsie (1982)
An unemployed actor with a reputation for being difficult disguises himself as a woman to get a role in a soap opera. (imdb)
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
A just divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him. (imdb)
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Agatha (1979)
A fictional solution to the real mystery of Agatha Christie's disappearance. (imdb)
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Straight Time (1978)
After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer. When he is released again, he assaults the parole officer, steals his car, and returns to a life of crime. (imdb)
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All the President
Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.
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Marathon Man (1976)
A young man is tormented by a secret organization, run by a sadistic Nazi doctor trying to smuggle priceless diamonds into his possession (imdb)
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Lenny (1974)
The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establisment as too obscene for the public. (imdb)
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Papillon (1973)
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (imdb)
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Alfredo, Alfredo (1972)
Alfredo, a timid young Italian, lusts after and woos the beautiful Maria Rosa. But when he manages to marry her, he discovers life is not nearly so blissful as he expected. (imdb)
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Straw Dogs (1971)
A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment (imdb)
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The Point (1971)
The Point (1971) - TV Movie
An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed - except for a young boy named Oblio. Despite his round head, Oblio has many friends. But an evil count, jealous that Oblio is more popular than his own son, says that without a pointed head, Oblio is an outlaw. Along with his faithful dog Arrow, Oblio is exiled to the Pointless Forest.
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Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)
Hugely successful but impossibly neurotic songwriter Georgie Soloway is sliding into a mid-life crisis. He believes that all of his past romantic relationships have been destroyed not by his own failings but by the interference of the mysterious Harry Kellerman. When his father is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Georgie begins spending more and more time flying his personal aircraft, distancing himself physically, emotionally and mentally from the real world. (imdb)
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Little Big Man (1970)
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer. (imdb)
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John and Mary (1969)
Dustin Hoffman and Mia Farrow meet in a singles bar, sleep together, and spend the next day getting to know each other. (imdb)
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City. (imdb)
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Madigan
When a deported gangster dies in Italy, the U.S. treasury dept. is very interested in the $1,000,000.00 Madigan owed the government, but managed to take to Italy with him. They send agent Jason Phister over to Italy to nose out the million. His criteria for the job is that no one would ever guess he's an agent of the United States government. (imdb)
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The Tiger Makes Out (1967)
A mailman looks for a woman to kidnap as a personal act of insurrection. (imdb)
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The Graduate (1967)
Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her teenage daughter, Elaine (imdb)
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