Designer guild hails Hoffman

'Graduate,' 'Tootsie' thesp noted as an 'American icon'

HOLLYWOOD — The Costume Designers Guild has selected Dustin Hoffman as its first recipient of the Distinguished Actor Award.

Kudo will be presented March 16 at the org’s fifth annual awards ceremonies at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

“From ‘The Graduate’ through his great performances in ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ ‘Little Big Man, ‘All the President’s Men’ ‘Tootsie,’ ‘Lennie’ and dozens of other films and from his distinguished work on Broadway and TV that included a Drama Desk and Emmy Award for ‘Death of a Salesman,’ Hoffman has shown himself to be a true American icon; an actor for the ages,” said Deborah Nadoolman Landis, president of the guild.

Hoffman won Academy Awards for “Kramer vs. Kramer” and “Rain Man.” He also has won six Golden Globes and four BAFTA honors.

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