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I HEART HUCKABEES

A two-time Oscar winner and seven-time nominee, DUSTIN HOFFMAN received his first nomination for his role as Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichols' THE GRADUATE. He has since been nominated for six more Academy Awards, for such diverse films as MIDNIGHT COWBOY, LENNY, TOOTSIE (a film he also produced through his company, Punch Productions), and WAG THE DOG. Hoffman won the Oscar in 1979 for his role in KRAMER VS. KRAMER, and again in 1988 for RAIN MAN.

Following I _ HUCKABEES, Hoffman can be seen in Marc Forster's J.M. BARRIE'S NEVERLAND, opposite Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. The film, which is set to open on Nov. 12, is a tale of magic and fantasy inspired by the life of James Barrie, the real-life author of the children's classic Peter Pan. Hoffman recently completed production on Jay Roach's "Meet the Fockers," the sequel to "Meet the Parents," opening December 22nd opposite Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Barbara Streisand, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo. Additionally, Hoffman lends his voice to Frederik Du Chau's animated film RACING STRIPES for a January 2005 release. Hoffman joins the ensemble cast which includes Frankie Muniz, Mandy Moore, Michael Clarke Duncan, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Harvey, Patrick Stewart among many others.

Hoffman recently starred in Gary Fleder's RUNAWAY JURY, opposite John Cusack, Gene Hackman and Rachel Weisz; James Foley's CONFIDENCE, opposite Edward Burns and Rachel Weisz; and Brad Silberling's MOONLIGHT MILE, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Susan Sarandon.

His other film credits include: LITTLE BIG MAN, STRAW DOGS, PAPILLON, ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, MARATHON MAN, STRAIGHT TIME, AGATHA, ISHTAR, DICK TRACY, BILLY BATHGATE, MAD CITY, HERO, SLEEPERS, SPHERE, AMERICAN BUFFALO, HOOK and OUTBREAK. "

Hoffman's first stage role was in the Sarah Lawrence College production of Gertrude Stein's "Yes is for a Very Young Man." His performance in this play led to several roles off- Broadway for which he won the Obie® and Drama Desk Award for Best Actor. His success on stage caught the attention of Mike Nichols, who cast him in THE GRADUATE. In 1974, Hoffman made his directorial debut with ALL OVER TOWN. In 1984, Hoffman garnered a Drama Desk Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Willy Loman in the Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman" which he also produced. In addition to starring in the Broadway production, a special presentation aired on television and Hoffman won the Emmy® Award.

Additionally, Hoffman received a Tony® Award Nomination for his role as Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" which he reprised from his long run on the London Stage. As a producer, Hoffman produced Tony Goldwyn's feature film A WALK ON THE MOON, starring Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber and Anna Paquin for Miramax Films. He executive produced THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC, which won two Emmy Awards. Hoffman was born in Los Angeles and attended Santa Monica Community College. He later studied at the Pasadena Playhouse before moving to New York to study with Lee Strasberg.

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