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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 84 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

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 1999 Flawless
 1998 Happiness
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland
 1998 Montana
 1996 Hard Eight
Young Craps Player (as Phillip Seymour Hoffman)
 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
 1992 My New Gun
 1991 Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole
Klutch (as Phil Hoffman)
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Other Works:

Directed Brett C. Leonard's play "The Long Red Road" at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, starring Tom Hardy and Chris McGarry. See more »

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8 Interviews | 25 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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[on The Master (2012)] L. Ron Hubbard is the reference, but it isn't L. Ron Hubbard. There are things he does that are referenced in Hubbard's life, but ultimately there is no adherence to that fact. We took liberties because he is a fictional character. See more »


Law & Order: The Violence of Summer (1991), in which he appeared, also featured another actor named Philip Hoffman. See more »


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



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