Born: 8th August 1937, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Dustin Hoffman was only six years younger than Anne Bancroft when they filmed The Graduate, but the 1967 flick became such a hit that MAD's editors ordered a two-page satire to finish up a trio of "MAD Mini-Movies." Written by Stan Hart and illustrated by Mort Drucker, "The Post-Graduate" followed "Guess Who's Throwing Up Dinner?" and "In Cold Blecch!" in MAD #122 (October '68).
NOT TEANECK!!! Dustin Hoffman earned his second Oscar nomination for his work as "Ratso" Rizzo opposite Jon Voight's Joe Buck, in the 1969 film Midnight Cowboy, which went on to win three Oscars - including Best Picture - in 1970. Writer Stan Hart somehow found a way to make the X-rated movie readable for MAD's largely-adolescent audience in the seven-page spoof "Midnight Wowboy," which originally ran in MAD #134 (April '70).
Robert Redford as Bob Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Carl Bernstein made the Watergate re-telling All The President's Men a hit in 1976, leading writer Larry Siegel and artist Mort Drucker to re-work it as "Gall of the President's Men" for MAD #187 (December '76). Drucker would get one more crack at Hoffman before the '70s were over, joining with Stan Hart to parody Marathon Men as "Marathon Mess" (MAD #191, June '77).
Mort Drucker's caricature of Dustin Hoffman from the final panel of MAD's Kramer Vs. Kramer spoof ("Crymore Vs. Crymore," written by Stan Hart for MAD #221, March '81)
Okay, no more fooling around - here is Dustin Hoffman's only official MAD cover appearance, a tie-in to the seven-page Tootsie spoof found inside MAD #240 (July '83). Hoffman was the last celebrity caricatured for a MAD front cover by veteran artist Jack Rickard, who sadly passed away two months after this issue hit newsstands. Originally appearing in MAD #240 (July '83), under the "HOFF-MAN/HOFF-WOMAN DEP'T", the Larry Siegel-Mort Drucker seven-pager "Tootsie Role" remains one of my favouri
No, of course it's not a real MAD cover. But it IS one of five fake "Classic MAD Covers" that artist Scott Bricher rendered for Desmond Devlin's epic article "The Untold History of MAD Magazine," which ran in MAD #400 (December '00).
Skipping ahead a couple of decades, here's Dustin Hoffman with Robert De Niro in MAD's parody of Meet The Fockers, the Meet The Parents sequel that saw Hoffman play Ben Stiller's hippie dad. "Repeat The Fock-Ups," which turned out to be the last MAD movie parody for the legendary Angelo Torres, was written by Dick DeBartolo for MAD #452 (April '05).
Mort Drucker's caricature of Dustin Hoffman from the final panel of MAD's Kramer Vs. Kramer spoof ("Crymore Vs. Crymore," written by Stan Hart for MAD #221, March '81) wound up on the cover of the paperback anthology MAD About The Oscars. Dustin's got a pretty happy look on his face considering he's stuck between Darth Vader and Woody Allen..