All the President’s Men: Hoffman and Robert Redford as Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, the Washington Post investigative reporters who took down a President.
Kramer vs. Kramer: Hoffman won his first Oscar for playing a workaholic who, after his wife leaves him, must learn to be a single father.
Straight Time: Fresh out of prison, Max Dembo wants to leave his past behind him and lead a normal, square life.
Lenny: Watch old footage of Lenny Bruce, and the first thing you notice is the stand-up comic’s livewire energy.
Little Big Man: We first see Hoffman buried under latex prosthetic make-up, portraying the 121-year-old Jack Crabb.
Papillon: Hoffman’s character in this seminal based-on-a-true-story prison-break drama – the forger Louis Dega.
Straw Dogs: Anyone could believe that a screen “he-man” like, say, Charles Bronson could be pushed to the brink of brutality.