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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor, director, and producer. Best known for his distinctive supporting and character roles–typically lowlifes, eccentrics, bullies, and misfits—Hoffman acted in many films, including leading roles, from the early 1990s until his death in 2014. Drawn to theater as a teenager, Hoffman studied acting at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He began his screen career in a 1991 episode of Law & Order and started to appear in films in 1992. He gained recognition for his supporting work, notably in Scent of a Woman (1992), Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), Patch Adams (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), and Along Came Polly (2004). He began to occasionally play leading roles, and for his portrayal of the author Truman Capote in Capote (2005), won multiple accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actor. Hoffman's profile continued to grow and he received three more Oscar nominations for his supporting work as a brutally frank CIA officer in Charlie Wilson's War (2007), a priest accused of pedophilia in Doubt (2008), and the charismatic leader of a Scientology-type movement in The Master (2012). While he mainly worked in independent films, including The Savages (2007) and Synecdoche, New York (2008), Hoffman also appeared in Flawless (1999), and Hollywood blockbusters such as Twister (1996) and Mission: Impossible III (2006), and in one of his final roles, as Plutarch Heavensbee in the Hunger Games series (2013–15). The feature Jack Goes Boating (2010) marked his debut as a filmmaker. Hoffman was also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the off-Broadway LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, where he directed, produced, and appeared in numerous stage productions. His performances in three Broadway plays—True West in 2000, Long Day's Journey into Night in 2003, and Death of a Salesman in 2012—all led to Tony Award nominations. Description above from the Wikipedia article Philip Seymour Hoffman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Jul 23, 1967 In Fairport - New York - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
81
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Starring Austin Pendleton 2016-04-01
Known For
Poster of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Poster of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Poster of Mission: Impossible III
Poster of Szuler
Filmography
Movie Starring Austin Pendleton 2016-04-01
Movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Plutarch Heavensbee 2015-11-18
Movie God's Pocket Mickey Scarpato 2014-05-09
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Movie A Most Wanted Man G√ľnther Bachmann 2014-07-25
Movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Plutarch Heavensbee 2014-11-19
Movie Back Beyond Lancaster Dodd 2013-02-26
Movie Salinger Self - Actor 2013-09-06
Movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Plutarch Heavensbee 2013-11-15
Movie Moneyball: Playing the Game Self 2012-01-10
Series Too Young to Die Himself (archive footage) 2012-07-14
Movie A Late Quartet Robert Gelbart 2012-11-02
Movie The Master Lancaster Dodd 2012-09-07
Movie Moneyball Art Howe 2011-09-22
Movie A Child's Garden of Poetry 2011-04-28
Movie The Ides of March Paul Zara 2011-09-24
Movie Restoring a Masterpiece: The Renovation of Eastman Theatre Himself / Narrator 2010-04-13
Movie Jack Goes Boating Jack 2010-09-23
Movie Mary and Max Max Jerry Horovitz (voice) 2009-02-09
Movie I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Himself 2009-01-16
Movie The Boat That Rocked Le Comte 2009-04-01
Movie The Invention of Lying Jim the Bartender 2009-09-13
Movie Doubt Father Brendan Flynn 2008-02-27
Movie Directed by Sidney Lumet: How the Devil Was Made 2008-04-15
Movie Synecdoche, New York Caden Cotard 2008-10-24
Movie The Savages Jon Savage 2007-01-19
Movie The True Story of Charlie Wilson's War 2007-06-12
Movie Charlie Wilson's War Gust Avrakotos 2007-12-19
Movie Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Andy Hanson 2007-09-26
Movie Mission: Impossible III Owen Davian 2006-05-03
Movie Strangers with Candy Henry 2006-07-28
Movie Capote Truman Capote 2005-09-30
Series Empire Falls Charlie Mayne 2005-05-28
Movie Along Came Polly Sandy Lyle 2004-01-16
Movie Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny 2003-05-02
Movie Cold Mountain Reverend Veasey 2003-12-24
Movie Mattress Man Commercial Dean Trumbull 2003-07-02
Series HypaSpace Himself 2002-05-13
Series Icons Unknown 2002-05-01
Movie Red Dragon Freddy Lounds 2002-09-29
Movie Punch-Drunk Love Dean Trumbell 2002-10-25
Movie Love Liza Wilson Joel 2002-12-30
Movie 25th Hour Jacob Elinsky 2002-12-16
Movie Last Party 2000 2001-11-02
Movie That Moment: Magnolia Diary Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Almost Famous Lester Bangs 2000-09-15
Movie State and Main Joseph Turner White 2000-08-26
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series The Directors Unknown 1999-01-01
Movie Flawless Rusty 1999-11-26
Movie Magnolia Phil Parma 1999-12-10
Movie The Talented Mr. Ripley Freddie Miles 1999-12-25
Movie The Big Lebowski Brandt 1998-03-06
Movie Montana Duncan 1998-01-01
Movie Next Stop Wonderland Sean 1998-08-21
Movie Happiness Allen 1998-10-16
Movie Patch Adams Mitch Roman 1998-12-25
Movie Culture Unknown 1997-10-01
Movie Boogie Nights Scotty J. 1997-10-07
Movie Hard Eight Young craps player 1996-02-28
Movie Twister Dustin Davis 1996-05-10
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The Fifteen Minute Hamlet Bernardo, Horatio & Laertes 1995-01-01
Movie Szuler Martin 1994-03-10
Movie The Yearling Buck 1994-04-24
Movie The Getaway Frank Hansen 1994-02-11
Movie When a Man Loves a Woman Gary 1994-04-29
Movie Nobody's Fool Officer Raymer 1994-12-23
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Movie My Boyfriend's Back Chuck Bronski 1993-08-06
Movie Joey Breaker Wiley McCall 1993-03-04
Movie Money for Nothing Cochran 1993-09-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie My New Gun Chris 1992-10-26
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Scent of a Woman George Willis, Jr. 1992-12-23
Movie Leap of Faith Matt 1992-12-18
Movie Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole Clutch 1991-02-16
Series Law & Order Steven Hanauer 1990-09-13
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18