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MR. MAGORIUM'S WONDER EMPORIUM

A two-time Academy Award® winner and seven-time nominee whose arrival in Hollywood helped usher in a new and revitalized approach to filmmaking, DUSTIN HOFFMAN (Mr. Magorium) continues to add singular performances to a career rich with characters that have obliterated the line previously dividing the archetypes of "character actor" and "leading man."  Hoffman caught the world's attention for his role as Benjamin Braddock in Mike Nichol's Academy Award® nominated film, "The Graduate.” Since then, he has been nominated for six more Academy Awards, for such diverse films such 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." 

In September 2007, Hoffman will begin production on "Last Chance Harvey” for Overture Films. Hoffman stars opposite Emma Thompson as a man down on his luck who finds an unlikely companion (Thompson) while in London attending his daughter's Wedding. 

He will next be heard in two upcoming animated features: "Kung Fu Panda,” for Dreamworks Animation which co-stars Jack Black, Jackie Chan, and Ian McShane, and "The Tale of Despereaux" for Universal which Gary Ross adapted from the children's book by Kate DiCamillo, and which co-stars Sigourney Weaver, Tracy Ullman, Robbie Coltraine, and Kevin Klein.

Hoffman was most recently seen in Marc Forster's "Stranger Than Fiction" opposite Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emma Thompson and Queen Latifah and in Tom Twyker's "Perfume” which was an international box office success. He was recently seen in the blockbuster comedy "Meet the Fockers,” the sequel to "Meet The Parents” opposite Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Barbara Streisand, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo.

Hoffman co-starred in David O. Russell's comedy "I Heart Huckabees” with Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg, Lily Tomlin and Jason Schwartzman. Additionally, Hoffman starred in Marc Forster's "Finding Neverland” opposite Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.  Previously, Hoffman 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: "The Lost City,” "Racing Stripes,” "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."

On stage, Hoffman has had an equally impressive career. His 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 1969, Hoffman made his Broadway debut in Murray Schisgal's "Jimmy Shine." In 1974, Hoffman made his Broadway directorial debut with Schisgal's "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. He also executive produced "The Devil's Arithmetic" which won tw

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