Dustin Hoffman, whose film career has spanned over 50 years, has returned once again with Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” this month. The movie starring Adam Sandler and Ben Stiller is also now available on Netflix. Critics have acclaimed his work in the comedy/drama, garnering the best reviews he has received in a decade.
Hoffman first became well known to audiences with the blockbuster Mike Nichols film “The Graduate” in 1967. It brought him the first of seven career nominations at the Academy Awards. He has won two Best Actor Oscars for “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979) and “Rain Man” (1988). His other bids came for “Midnight Cowboy” (1969), “Lenny” (1974), “Tootsie” (1982), and “Wag the Dog” (1997).
Those same seven movies also reaped Golden Globe nominations, with victories for “The Graduate,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Tootsie,” and “Rain Man,” plus a TV win for “Death of a Salesman” (1985) and the Cecil B. DeMille Award for life achievement (1997). Other Globe noms included “John and Mary” (1969), “Midnight Cowboy,” “Marathon Man” (1976), “Hook” (1991), and “Wag the Dog.”
Hoffman has had two SAG nominations for his role in “Wag the Dog” and as part of the ensemble of “Finding Neverland” (2004). He received the American Film Institute life achievement award in 1999 and Kennedy Center Honors in 2012.
Let’s take a look back at the 12 best Hoffman movies in our photo gallery (view above) ranked from best to worst. All of them have brought him to this remarkable point in his career 50 years after his first Oscar nomination.
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