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Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman (July 23, 1967 – February 2, 2014) was an American actor and director. Hoffman began acting in television in 1991, and the following year started to appear in films. He gradually gained recognition for his supporting work in a series of notable films, including Scent of a Woman (1992), Twister (1996), Boogie Nights (1997), Happiness (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Almost Famous (2000), 25th Hour (2002), Punch-Drunk Love (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), and Along Came Polly (2004).   In 2005, Hoffman played the title role in the biographical film Capote (2005), for which he won multiple acting awards including an Academy Award for Best Actor. He received another two Academy Award nominations for his supporting work in Charlie Wilson's War (2007) and Doubt (2008). Other critically acclaimed films in recent years have included Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) and The Savages (2007). In 2010, Hoffman made his feature film directorial debut with Jack Goes Boating‎. Hoffman is also an accomplished theater actor and director. He joined the LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995, and has directed and performed in numerous Off-Broadway productions. His performances in two Broadway plays led to two Tony Award nominations: one for Best Leading Actor in True West (2000), and another for Best Featured Actor in Long Day's Journey into Night (2003).  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:
25
First Appeared:
In the movie Scent of a Woman 1992-12-23
Latest Project:
Movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 2015-11-18
Known For
Filmography
Movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Plutarch Heavensbee 2015-11-18
Movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Plutarch Heavensbee 2014-11-18
Movie The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Plutarch Heavensbee 2013-11-15
Movie Salinger Himself 2013-09-06
Movie The Master Lancaster Dodd 2012-09-07
Movie The Invention of Lying Jim the Bartender 2009-09-13
Movie I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale Himself 2009-01-16
Movie Mission: Impossible III Owen Davian 2006-05-04
Movie Capote Truman Capote 2005-09-30
Movie Along Came Polly Sandy Lyle 2004-01-16
Movie Owning Mahowny Dan Mahowny 2003-05-02
Movie Red Dragon Freddy Lounds 2002-09-29
Movie 25th Hour Jacob Elinsky 2002-12-16
Movie Punch-Drunk Love Dean Trumbell 2002-10-25
Movie Love Liza Wilson Joel 2002-12-30
Movie Almost Famous Lester Bangs 2000-09-15
Movie The Talented Mr. Ripley Freddie Miles 1999-12-25
Movie Magnolia Phil Parma 1999-12-10
Movie The Big Lebowski Brandt 1998-03-06
Movie Boogie Nights Scotty J. 1997-10-07
Movie Twister Dustin Davis 1996-05-10
Movie Hard Eight Young craps player 1996-02-28
Movie When a Man Loves a Woman Gary 1994-04-29
Movie The Getaway Frank Hansen 1994-02-11
Movie Scent of a Woman George Willis, Jr. 1992-12-23