Decided to go into acting because he did not want to work or go into the service.
Hoffman graduated from Los Angeles High School in 1955, and went to Santa Monica City College, where he dropped out after a year due to bad grades. he harbors no grudges against "Breaking Bad" for trashing his movie, because he also thinks it's a piece of crap! READ MORE Secretary of State Hillary Clinton WILL be the next President of the U.
But before he did, he took an acting course because he was told that "nobody flunks acting." Also received some training at Los Angeles Conservatory of Music.
His popularity as an actor rose to the next level after he began starring the role of Louis Litt in the legal drama series Suits.
He is also famous for playing the role of Patrick Van Dorn in Jake in Progress.
Later on he joined University of Arizona and he also earned a degree from there.
Director Noah Baumbach with actors Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler attend the “The Meyerowitz Stories” photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 21, 2017 in Cannes, France. Johnson is back at the Cannes Film Festival, taking in a crucible moment for the fest and the industry at large.
The two-time Oscar winner, speaking at the British Academy's HQ, broke down in tears twice and drew lots of laughs while talking through his filmography as part of Bafta's Life in Pictures season of events.
Tears first came when Hoffman began explaining the background to landing the role in , a part he won his first best actor nod for in 1980.
Check back for more dispatches at throughout the festival, which runs from May 17 to May 28. Right after it, at the film’s press conference, Nicole Kidman raved to press about her “passion for pushing boundaries” in a role that has her lying naked and lifeless across a bed for her husband, the heart surgeon, in a sex game called “general anesthetic.” In the afternoon, in a penthouse suite of the Carlton Hotel, as a seagull the size of a cat perched on the balcony ledge, Ben Stiller talked to me about creative challenges with a gaze that had the searing intensity of Derek Zoolander’s “Blue Steel.” Next to him, Adam Sandler looked ill at ease, and tried to put on a happy face as he complained about missing his kids back home in L. A few minutes later, I watched Dustin Hoffman fight back tears as he told an intimate story of seeing a family member take her last breath.
Everyone I met seemed desperate to talk about anything but movies. At this year’s Cannes, several times a day, we’ve been stepping out of the brilliant sunshine of the French Riviera, then herded through airport-level security to congregate in a dark theatre and watch civilization go straight to hell.
He is also known for flirting with hot beauties in the TV series but in the real life there is no one around him having romantic love affairs and relationships with him as his girlfriend.