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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 72 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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 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 Nobody's Fool
Officer Raymer
 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)
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Other Works:

Was interviewed in an episode of "Talking Movies" about the 2006 Oscars. The other interviewees were Bennett Miller and Ang Lee. 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 quitting drinking at age 22] I think I would have drank myself to death, literally, if I didn't just stop, once and for all when I did. I am not ever going to preach to anyone about drugs or drinking. But, for me, when they were around, I had no self control. See more »

Trivia:

As of 2008, he and Dustin Hoffman are the only two winners of a Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar to share a last name. Philip won for Capote (2005) and Dustin won for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988). See more »

Trademark:

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

Nickname:

Phil

Star Sign:

Leo

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