Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • Born on
    • July 23rd, 1967
  • Died on
    • February 2nd, 2014
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.


Acting (54 Credits)

2015The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 as Plutarch Heavensbee
2014A Most Wanted Man as Günther Bachmann
2014God's Pocket as Mickey Scarpato
2014The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 as Plutarch Heavensbee
2014And the Oscar Goes To...
2013Back Beyond as Lancaster Dodd
2013The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Plutarch Heavensbee
2012A Late Quartet as Robert Gelbart
2012The Master as Lancaster Dodd
2011The Ides of March as Paul Zara
2011Moneyball as Art Howe
2010Jack Goes Boating as Jack
2009Pirate Radio as Le Comte
2009Mary and Max as Max Jerry Horovitz (voice)
2009The Invention of Lying as Jim the Bartender
2008Synecdoche, New York as Caden Cotard
2008Doubt as Father Brendan Flynn
2007Before the Devil Knows You're Dead as Andy Hanson
2007Charlie Wilson's War as Gust Avrakotos
2007The Savages as Jon Savage
2006Mission: Impossible III as Owen Davian
2005Capote as Truman Capote
2005Strangers with Candy as Henry
2005Empire Falls as Charlie Mayne
2004Along Came Polly as Sandy Lyle
2003Owning Mahowny as Dan Mahowny
2003Mattress Man Commercial as Dean Trumbull
2003Cold Mountain as Reverend Veasey
2002Love Liza as Wilson Joel
200225th Hour as Jacob Elinsky
2002Punch-Drunk Love as Dean Trumbell
2002Red Dragon as Freddy Lounds
2001Last Party 2000
2000State and Main as Joseph Turner White
2000Almost Famous as Lester Bangs
1999Flawless as Rusty
1999Magnolia as Phil Parma
1999The Talented Mr. Ripley as Freddie Miles
1998Patch Adams as Mitch Roman
1998Happiness as Allen
1998The Big Lebowski as Brandt
1998Montana as Duncan
1998Next Stop Wonderland as Sean
1997Boogie Nights as Scotty J.
1996Twister as Dustin Davis
1996Hard Eight as Young craps player
1994When a Man Loves a Woman as Gary
1994Nobody's Fool as Officer Raymer
1994The Getaway as Frank Hansen
1993Money for Nothing as Cochran
1993My Boyfriend's Back as Chuck Bronski
1992My New Gun as Chris
1992Scent of a Woman as George Willis, Jr.
1992Leap of Faith as Matt

Director (1 Credits)


Himself (2 Credits)

2013Salinger as Self - Actor
2009I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale as Himself


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