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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. He was the son of Marilyn (Loucks), a lawyer and judge, and Gordon Stowell Hoffman, a Xerox employee, and was mostly of German, Irish, English and Dutch ancestry. After becoming involved in high school ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 88 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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 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 (as Phil Hoffman)
 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:

Sings on a version The Fenwicks' song "Can You Tell You Me". 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:

I think Magnolia (1999) is one of the best films I've ever seen and I can say that straight and out and anybody that disagrees with me I'll fight you to the death. I just think it is one of the greatest films I've ever been in and ever seen. See more »

Trivia:

Attended the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in France. See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Phil

Star Sign:

Leo

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