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Role Launched Hoffman's Career

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Role Launched Hoffman's Career

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Role Launched Hoffman's Career

Role Launched Hoffman's Career

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Dustin Hoffman's turn as Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate was a breakout role, and he was nominated for an Oscar.

Hoffman won two Oscars later in his career for Kramer Vs. Kramer and Rain Man. His other films include Tootsie, Wag the Dog, Midnight Cowboy and Meet the Fockers.

His current film, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, is now in theaters. (Original airdate: 4/19/99)