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Dustin Hoffman

Wins Oscar

29 Mar, 1989

Hoffman wins the Best Actor Academy Award for his performance in Rain Man (1988) of Raymond Babbitt, an idiot-savant who is reluctantly cared for by his younger brother (Tom Cruise). Hoffman:

Thank you. Thank you very much. Uh…I’m supposed to be jaded by this point. I’m very honored and I thank the Academy for your support.

Hoffman forgets to mention Cruise and Director Barry Levinson in his acceptance speech, but adds later in the ceremony:

In my nervousness I left out the director’s name, and I left out Tom’s name. Tom, thank you very much. I love you very much.

Dustin Hoffman Wins Best Actor: 1989 Oscars