Dustin Hoffman, known for his iconic roles like Rain Man, quietly battled and triumphed over cancer in 2013 without much public discussion about his health journey. A spokesperson confirmed that the actor, then 75 years old, underwent successful treatment and was “feeling great and in good health.” The cancer was caught early and resolved through surgery.

Hoffman rose to fame in 1967 with his breakthrough role in The Graduate, earning his first Academy Award nomination at the age of 30. His career continued to soar with notable performances in films like All the President’s Men (1976) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).

One of his most memorable roles was in Tootsie, where he portrayed a man disguised as a woman to secure a soap opera role. Reflecting on the experience, Hoffman recounted how it changed his perspective on beauty standards and societal expectations for women.

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Despite his health challenges, Hoffman’s career remained prolific. He won his second Oscar for Rain Man in 1988, and over the years, received numerous accolades including six Golden Globes and one Primetime Emmy.

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After a period of relative quiet following his directorial debut and filming Chef in 2014, his spokesperson revealed the reason behind his reduced public appearances: battling cancer privately. Hoffman continued acting and lending his voice to animated films like the Kung Fu Panda series.

Today, at 86, Hoffman continues to lead an active life with his wife, recently spotted looking vibrant and happy in London. His resilience and dedication to his craft remain a testament to his enduring legacy in Hollywood.