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Only Dustin Hoffman's public life is what this biography is made of. The author haven't done any major research in the actor's private life before (and after) he hit the mainstream with 'The Graduate' in 1967. There's mostly trivia regarding his most important films, such as 'Midnight cowboy' (1969), 'Papillon' (1973), 'Lenny' (1974) and 'Kramer vs. Kramer' (1979). The book, published in 1984, ends with the movie released that year, 'Tootsie'.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   actor/actress Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Movie Drama Actor Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   angry Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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