Dustin Hoffman has made his nine-year-old granddaughter jealous with his latest career move.

The award-winning actor - whose career has seen him play some of cinema's most iconic characters, including Raymond Babbitt in 'Rain Man' - is narrating the audiobook of 'Appleblossom the Possum', and his granddaughter Daisy Jo could not be more envious.

He explained to PEOPLE magazine: ''When she found out I was going to do the voices, she says, 'But I'm the perfect Appleblossom'.

''She wanted to do Appleblossom, so when she was told that I was doing it, she said, 'Oh, he always gets the best parts.'''

Meanwhile, the Oscar-winning actor claimed last month that the film industry is in the ''worst'' shape it's ever been in.

He observed that while the TV industry is riding the crest of a wave at the moment, the film business has hit an all-time low.

Dustin reflected: ''I think right now television is the best that it's ever been and I think that it's the worst that film has ever been - in the 50 years that I've been doing it, it's the worst.''