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Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967–2014)


Film and stage actor and theater director Philip Seymour Hoffman was born in the Rochester, New York, suburb of Fairport on July 23, 1967. After becoming involved in high school theatrics, he attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a B.F.A. degree in Drama in 1989. He made his feature film debut in the indie ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 83 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Happyish (TV Series) (post-production)
Thom Payne
 2013 Back Beyond (Video short)
Lancaster Dodd
 2011 A Child's Garden of Poetry (TV Movie) (voice)
 2009 Arthur (TV Series)
Will Toffman
 2005 Empire Falls (TV Movie)
Charlie Mayne
 2003 Mattress Man Commercial (Video short)
Dean Trumbell
 1999 Flawless
Rusty
 1998 Happiness
Allen
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland
Sean
 1998 Montana
Duncan
 1997 Culture (Short)
Bill
 1996 Hard Eight
Young Craps Player (as Phillip Seymour Hoffman)
 1995 The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (Short)
Bernardo / Horatio / Laertes (as Philip S. Hoffman)
 1994 The Yearling (TV Movie)
Buck
 1994 Szuler
Martin
 1994 The Getaway
Frank Hansen (as Philip Hoffman)
 1993 Money for Nothing
Cochran (as Philip S. Hoffman)
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Chuck Bronski (as Philip Hoffman)
 1993 Joey Breaker
Wiley McCall
 1992 Scent of a Woman
George Willis, Jr. (as Philip S. Hoffman)
 1992 Leap of Faith
Matt
 1992 My New Gun
Chris
 1991 Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
Klutch (as Phil Hoffman)
 1991 Law & Order (TV Series)
Steven Hanauer
- The Violence of Summer (1991) ... Steven Hanauer (as Philip Hoffman)
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Other Works:

Directed 'Jesus Hopped the A Train', 2001, for the Off-Broadway Labyrinth Theater Company, which he helped found. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Interviews | 23 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Philip S. Hoffman | Philip Hoffman | Phillip Seymour Hoffman | Phil Hoffman

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Capote (2005)] I knew that it would be great, but I still took the role kicking and screaming. Playing Capote took a lot of concentration. I prepared for four and a half months. I read and listened to his voice and watched videos of him on TV. Sometimes being an actor is like being some kind of detective where you're on the search for a secret that will unlock the character. With Capote, the ... See more »

Trivia:

Had appeared in three films with Julianne Moore: Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Magnolia (1999). They each then went on to appear in separate film in the Hannibal Lecter series. Moore played Clarice Starling in Hannibal (2001), and Hoffman played Freddie Lounds in Red Dragon (2002). See more »

Trademark:

His characters often ran through a wide range of emotions See more »

Nickname:

Phil

Star Sign:

Leo

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