Notable Roles: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979); Tootsie (1982); Rain Man (1988); The Graduate (1967)

After gaining a Drama Desk Award for his work in the play Eh?, Dustin Hoffman went on to star in the breakthrough role in The Graduate. His expert ability to portray earnest vulnerability helped develop a new candor in the populous, allowing unfamiliar influence on the everyman's wardrobe.